Posts Tagged ‘ visualization ’

Which lives longer – a honey bee or black ant?

January 28, 2016
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A honey bee can live for 8 years ... but a black garden ant can live even 20 years longer than that! Learn more details, and other interesting trivia, in this blog on "the longevity of things." I recently found The Animal Ageing and Longevity Database, and was fascinated by

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Using more of the 1,000,000+ English words

November 11, 2015
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With over 1,000,000 words in the English language, why is it that we tend to use the same words over & over? This blog shows a hierarchical approach to help you branch out and choose more descriptive words. But first, to get you into the mood for a blog about

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Do city buses in the US make a profit?

June 15, 2015
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What cities have the most and least profitable public transportation services in the US? Perhaps you can find out in this graphical visualization of the data! The US data I'm analyzing here covers things like buses, vans, and rail ... but it might be even more interesting to analyze data from

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Use MongoDB as a JSON factory

September 9, 2013
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MongoDB is a persistent data store for JSON formatted data, which seems like an ideal middleware between the data tier software and the web. With MongoDB, Javascript's Map/Reduce functionality makes many trivial jobs particularly easy, such ...
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Bubble plot by SAS and Highcharts.js

August 27, 2013
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Bubble plot by SAS and Highcharts.js

Bubble plot is a nice data visualization choice for three dimensional numeric variables. It seems quite popular on web and documents. Static plotting by SAS Since SAS 9.3, PROC SGPLOT provides a bubble statement, which makes a bubble plot eas...
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Use Google Trends and SAS to select movies to watch

June 7, 2013
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The newest success story about data science is Google search predicts box office with 94 percent accuracy. I am a frequent movie theater goer, and it will be great if we can implement Google's impressive research result. There are quite a few...
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Make all SAS tables sortable in the output HTML

January 16, 2013
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Most procedures in SAS generate stylish tables in the output HTML files. An option to sort the tables without bothering SAS again will be very handy for people who are familiar with Excel. The JavaScript libary jQuery has a number of plug-ins. ...
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SAS and D3.js (3): draw a map to display US cities’ murder rates

January 14, 2013
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Robert Allison has given an excellent map example by SAS/GRAPH about the murder rates per 100,000 people in the major US cities. To emulate this map, we should annotate the cities and use the size of the bubbles to represent the murder rates...
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