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Common Questions about SAS Visual Analytics

2015-09-07 – 10:16 AM
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For the past two weeks I’ve been updating the SAS Visual Analytics Quick Start program. When I talk to customers about this program I highlight how Zencos does the heavy lifting (installation, configuration, and light administration), while the customer gets to have the fun of playing with the tool and learning how to create some kick-ass data visualizations. Within a few weeks, we can have your …

Visual Analytics: Is Location a Distracting Character in Your Dataviz?

2015-08-24 – 2:29 PM
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In my high school Performance Art class, our teacher, Mr. Kennedy, was constantly reminding us that when you have characters on stage the focus must remain on the central action. If you have non-speaking role then you cannot draw attention to yourself. For instance, you wouldn’t tap your foot, play with your hair or wave to the audience members.  This concept can translate into a data …

Creating Better Data for Visual Analytics Users

2014-05-27 – 9:26 AM
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One factor for self-service BI is ensuring that the data is easily understood by the end user. The idea of self service BI is that users with less training can build charts and reports to help them answer their questions. This does put some onus on the data creator to make sure that the data is easy to consume. In SAS Visual Analytics users are …

SAS Visual Analytics: How Catwoman Influenced My Reports

2013-12-30 – 1:29 PM
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Eartha Kitt was the best Cat Woman. It’s true – her voice and diction was what made her so purr-fect for the role. When I was younger I would watch the Batman reruns (POW!) and then try to walk and talk like Eartha.  “How can BatGirl be the best anything when CatWoman is around??” [Check out CatWoman in action here!]
You’re probably wondering what that statement …

Are you looking at the world through BI Glasses?

2013-11-13 – 7:02 AM
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I’ve been thinking recently about how the things you do can affect the way you perceive the world.  For example, in the past few years I have cycled in and out of a casual photography habit.  I’ve noticed that whenever I’m in a photography phase, I become much more visually aware in general.  The world just becomes more visually interesting to me.   A famous …