23
Apr

Data quality – getting ready to teach data mining

Getting ready to teach a data mining course at the end of the year, I started looking through data sets I have on my desktop. Not sure what I will end up using. My first lesson, no matter what, is going to be on data quality. The very first thing I did was a series […] Read More
23
Apr

The data management black box--SAS® Job Monitor

Solving the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 hinges on the finding the plane's black boxes, or flight data and cockpit voice recorder. An airplane’s black box is something we hope never has to be used, but when there’s a problem, we sure are glad that it’s there. The black […] Read More
23
Apr

The inverse of the Hilbert matrix

Just one last short article about properties of the Hilbert matrix. I've already blogged about how to construct a Hilbert matrix in the SAS/IML language and how to compute a formula for the determinant. One reason that the Hilbert matrix is a famous (some would say infamous!) example in numerical […] Read More
22
Apr

Learn to Code for Free (for Real)

I can imagine the type of person served by an expensive, intensive programming bootcamp – someone with money (or, at least, good credit) and several weeks of free time. That has never described me in my life. The last time I had six weeks free was in the summer after tenth grade, before I started […] Read More
22
Apr

BioNews – 04/22/14

  Top News Headline Company Type Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) To Release First Quarter 2014 Financial Results On Thursday, May 1, 2014 Exelixis Financials VCs Wager $243 Million On San Diego Startups In Q1 n/a Funding Google adds UCSF geneticist to Calico’s roster Google Hire Europe puts data management at the heart of $4B drug innovation […] Read More
22
Apr

How are your tax dollars spent? Let's graph it!

As I was doing my taxes, I wondered where the government is spending my tax dollars. And being a SAS user, I decided to find out using a graph ... I did a few Google searches on "tax graphs" and found one on the CNN web site that I liked - it […]
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22
Apr

Don’t miss these calls-for-participation deadlines

The call for papers is open for all 2014 US regional users conferences.  A few deadlines are just around the corner, and you won’t want to miss them! WUSS 2014 – May 5 SESUG 2014 — May 19 MWSUG 2014 — June 13 SCSUG 2014 — June 30 Spring is a difficult time […] Read More
21
Apr

Advanced analytics in the 21st century

Many factors have to work together for organizations to compete on big data analytics. First, you need the right technology. Second, you need to look at the skill set that is required to use the technology and the culture changes that are often needed. So how do you bring it […]
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21
Apr

14 bestselling books at SAS Global Forum 2014

Curious about our bestselling books at SAS Global Forum? Well here they are on one glorious list. New books, books written by presenting authors, and SAS Certification Prep Guides topped the list this year. If you missed attending SAS Global Forum (or visiting our super busy onsite store in the demo […]
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21
Apr

Working with Large Prompt Population Lists

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In my last post, I warned you about hooking up your huge dataset to a dynamic prompt.  Impending disaster, user unhappiness and worst of all – rework!  Ahhhh the horror of it all!!!
I wish I knew a way to tell you when the dataset was too large for the dynamic prompt, but it is really dependant on your system.  There are a lot of factors ...

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