15
Aug

Tracking floods and droughts in Jordan Lake, NC

If you know me, you probably know that I spend a lot of time on the water. I like speed paddling (dragon boat, outrigger canoe, surfski, and racing SUP), and I also have a big pontoon boat at Jordan Lake where I try to go fishing at least once a [...]

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25
Apr

Using loops in your SAS graph code

If you're a SAS programmer, you have likely used loops in your SAS code to make life easier from time to time. In this blog post, I demonstrate a few ways you can use loops to do clever things in your graph code. Perhaps even the old dogs can learn [...]

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14
Apr

Airlines involuntarily bumping passengers off flights - let's look at the data...

You've probably all seen the images of the passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, to make room for airline staff flying on standby. The incident caused quite a bit of negative publicity, and quickly wiped out a quarter billion $ of the airline's market value. But did [...]

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16
Mar

Using SAS to track UFOs on Mars!

When we send spacecraft from Earth to Mars, do the Martians consider them to be UFOs? I might not be able to answer that question definitively ... but I do have some really cool graphs showing the data for all those missions to Mars! You might remember a previous blog [...]

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21
Nov

How to turn your graphs up to 11

If you consider yourself as a visualization expert, you strive to create graphs that set you apart from the data analysts and statisticians. Graphs that merely plot the data in a clear/concise manner aren't enough for you. You want your graphs to also be intuitive, easy to read, and provide […]

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15
Nov

Send your SAS graphs to Excel, directly to Excel ...

Are you the lone-wolf SAS programmer in your company - managing the data, performing the analyses, and graphing the output for everyone else? And what's the only format they all know how to work with, and wish they had your output in? Let's face it ... that's probably an Excel […]

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28
Jul

How to dress (your graph) for success!

The way your graph looks can make all the difference ... two people can graph the exact same data in essentially the same way, but one of the two graphs can be perceived as much better than the other. Hopefully reading my blogs will help you create the better graph! […]

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8
Jun

I see spots - sunspots!

For the first time in 4.5 years, we had a day with zero sunspots - I think this special occasion calls for┬ásome sunspot graphs! But before we get started, here's one of the many pictures my friend Kirk took of the sun down in Marco Island, Florida. Spots or no […]

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18
Aug

What areas do venture capitalists invest in medical research?

The Wall Street Journal recently published a study of the top 17 medical areas (or body parts) that venture capitalist investments are likely to benefit. They used graphs to summarize the results, but "the graph guy" in me just couldn't resist trying to improve them. Did my improvements help? - […]

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12
Aug

Hadoop releases - here's the timeline graph!

There's a lot of buzz about Hadoop these days. I started checking into it, and there seemed to be a gazillion releases. So, being The Graph Guy, I decided to create a graph to make it a little easier to digest! During my search for Hadoop information, I found the […]

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