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Use Network Analysis to Understand Your Customers

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 the customer in relation to the assigned sales office. I suspected that some offices had more customers, which would cause issues in customer satisfaction. Most likely there were […]

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Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

Why Dashboard Gauges Aren’t as Bad as You Think

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 […]

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Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics: Bubble Plots for Less Toil and Trouble

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 […]

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Coding & Data
Visual Analytics

Dealing with Missing Dates in SAS Visual Analytics

It’s nearing the new year and you may have already started preparing reports that have the organization’s goals and the progress toward those goals. However your chart may not be displaying correctly. If your data is not setup properly then you’ll notice that you only have one or two months when you want to see […]

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Data Visualization
SAS Visual Analytics

Tips for Adding Brilliant Bubbles in Your Geospatial Data in SAS Visual Analtyics

I like bubble charts – even though they get a lot flack for being difficult to understand. These charts can pack a lot of data into a few variables. I agree the charts can be difficult for layperson to understand but it doesn’t seem true for the geo bubble maps. Possibly it’s because the user […]

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