Robert Allison uses SAS and open source data from GitHub to visualize potential fraud among Boston Marathon participants. No "smoking starter pistol" was found, but some interesting outliers deserve a closer look!
Hans Rosling sets the bar high with his popular bubble plot magic, but Tricia Aanderud picks up where Hans left off in SAS Visual Analytics. Enjoy this step-by-step guide to squeezing the most out of your bubble plots without bursting your...well, you know. Hat tip: BI Notes blog
DS2 is a powerful programming language that has a lot going for it, but it works differently than DATA step. Use these tricks to make up for some of the features you might miss. My favorite: embed SQL in a SET statement to control the amount of data you pull in.
Creating reports for use on the web? Don't limit yourself to Arial and Courier New -- there's a world of free web fonts that you can include to give your report that extra "something" that makes your output stand out. Use PROC TEMPLATE to pull in a new look. My new favorite font: "Caesar Dressing."
"In two dimensions, you can use a series plot to visualize the path of the drunkard as he stumbles to the north, south, east, and west." Even the inebriated must obey the laws of probability. But can you use statistics to predict the hangover?
A SAS communities member wondered why PROC LOGISTIC didn't yield predictions for all possible combinations of values. Advice from the experts: use PROC FREQ first to ensure all combinations are actually present in the data -- then you'll know better what to expect.
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