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Seven Interesting Data Storytelling Examples

2018-06-09 – 2:20 PM
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When I am trying to learn a new skill or develop thinking around a subject, such as data storytelling, I find examples of others work helpful. The trick to reviewing work is thinking about what is effective, not what is good or bad. Sometimes I learn more from the examples that are ineffective then the effective ones. The effective examples are just good and you know …

Use Network Analysis to Understand Your Customers with SAS Visual Analytics 8.2

2018-01-21 – 7:10 PM
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You can use the SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 Network Analysis object to visualize relationships. For some recent data analysis, I was trying to understand the location of customer in relation to the assigned sales office. My suspicion was that it wasn’t evenly distributed. Most likely there were some customers not assigned an office together.
Understanding the Network Analysis Object
The network analysis object shows the relationship between …

Creating a Web Analytics Report in SAS Visual Analytics 8.1

2017-06-19 – 9:50 AM
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Recently I was asked to create a Web Analytics dashboard on spec. I decided to use the latest version SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 so I could review the new features. When we wrote the Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics book, we were using beta versions of the application. Here’s some of the process I used while working on creating the Web Analytics report.
Getting the Right …

Why Dashboard Gauges Aren’t as Bad as You Think

2016-05-22 – 2:57 PM
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Dashboard gauges were once the darling of the executive suite. Some designer took inspiration from a car dashboard and its gauges. A gauge is useful because it tells us how fast we are going or how much gas is in the tank. My newer model dashboard still has gauges but it also states how many miles until empty. That information is more useful than knowing how much gas is in the …

SAS Visual Analytics: Bubble Plots for Less Toil and Trouble

2016-04-24 – 12:55 PM
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You cannot research bubble plots from any data visualization expert without reading a reference to the Hans Rosling’s Ted Talk Let My Dataset Change Your Mindset. It may have been the first time a bubble plot gained a mainstream appeal noted Stephen Few in his Show Me the Numbers book. Rosling provided an intense amount of information in one data visualization and he changed my mindset. Here’s some …