24
Oct

How to calculate the weighted average in SAS Visual Analytics in six easy steps

The weighted average calculation is a useful metric that you should be familiar with.  The more common calculation of average is the arithmetic mean, which assumes that each data point has an equal weight. Unlike the arithmetic mean, the weighted average takes into account the fact that some data points […] Read More
24
Oct

Parallel Analysis Criterion Simplified?

Am I missing something here? All of the macros I have seen for the parallel analysis criterion for factor analysis look pretty complicated, but, unless I am missing something, it is a simple deal. The presumption is this: There isn’t a number like a t-value or F-value to use to test if an eigenvalue is […] Read More
23
Oct

Tracking Ebola: Using SAS bubble maps

In a previous blog post, I showed how to layer colored areas on a SAS map to show both countries, and the areas within countries that had cases of Ebola. But as the Ebola epidemic has spread, more data has become available, and in this blog I show how to […]
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23
Oct

BioNews [10.23.14]

Top News Headline Company Type Novartis racks up a new slate of promising PhIII data for secukinumab Novartis Positive Results Johnson & Johnson To Launch J-Labs Incubator At Houston’s TMC To Boost Biotechs Johnson & Johnson Incubators in Texas Biogen Idec Slumps After Patient On Top-Selling Drug Dies Biogen Idec SAE SSF's Sutro Biopharma Forges […] Read More
23
Oct

What can universities do to fill the analytics skills gap?

Who do you want to be when you grow up? And can I offer you a suggestion? Considering the huge shortfall in analytical talent we’re facing, we should be asking those two questions more often. Many of the people who are considering a change in careers or searching for their […]
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23
Oct

HeatMap with Numeric and Discrete Variables

Heat maps are a great way to visualize the bi-variate distribution of data.  Traditionally, a heat may may have two numeric variables, placed along the X and Y dimension. Each variable range is sub divided into equal size bins to create a rectangular grid of bins.  The number of observations […]
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22
Oct

Is trusting your gut the right way to go?

When I was young, the use of analytics wasn’t widespread – even in very large companies. Organizations relied on their leaders’ experience built on years in the industry. The more experience and knowledge a leader had, the better the decisions they made and the more successful the business was. The […]
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22
Oct

BioNews [10.22.14]

Top News Headline Company Type Gilead Sciences, Inc. $1,000-A-Pill Hepatitis C Drug May Make Financial Sense For Prisons Gilead Sciences, Inc. Hepatitis C Drug Regulus soars on promising–but early–results for its hep C contender Regulus Therapeutics Hepatitis C Drug Omeros halts a Phase II Huntington's trial over alarming rat results Omeros  Study Results Johnson & Johnson […] Read More
22
Oct

Big Data @ Work: a conversation on Twitter

Last month Tom Davenport, renowned international speaker and author of 'Big Data @ Work' came to Dublin as a guest of SAS Ireland. During the event, there was a lively conversation on Twitter, with many great questions answered by John Farrelly and Alan Gormley from SAS Ireland. Here are some […]
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22
Oct

SAS Environment Manager 2.4 -- new options for monitoring your SAS environment

If you’ve used SAS Environment Manager, you know what kind of information it’s capable of providing – the metrics that show you how the resources in your SAS environment are performing. But what if it could do more? What if it could automatically collect and standardize metric data from SAS […] Read More
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