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Logistic Regression in Cartoons

Friday, Dec. 1 l 11 a.m. – Noon ET

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This complimentary webinar is hosted by the Insurance and Finance SAS Users Group (IFSUG).

Let’s face it: Statistics can sometimes be dry. But explaining concepts doesn’t have to feel like trudging through a desert. We’ll be your oasis as we walk you through logistic regressions, with the help of some entertaining cartoons along the way.

This session, led by SAS® user Russ Lavery, will cover:

  • Why odds are not probabilities or percentages.
  • Use of 1 / (1 + exp(-x)).
  • Complete and partial separation.
  • Use of the logit.
  • Beta values and the percent curve.
  • Oversampling.
  • The ROC curve.
  • The C statistic.

Russ will cover all this and more with the help of graphics that help explain some more complex and challenging topics.

About the presenter

Russ Lavery has been a SAS user for over 25 years and is still studying. He is a frequent and multi-award-winning presenter at SAS users groups events. He's an independent contractor and lives outside of Philadelphia in Bryn Mawr. Lavery is an adjunct professor in the graduate program at Drexel University, does tai chi, crews tall ships and dances salsa.


About the Insurance and Finance SAS® Users Group (IFSUG)
IFSUG is open to all SAS users in the financial services industry. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, and to facilitate SAS skills development. To learn more and join the group, visit the IFSUG website.

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