Data Management

Visual Analytics

Add a New Data Item to SAS Visual Analytics Data Builder

The SAS Visual Analytics Data Builder allows you to prepare and load data to the SAS LASR Server so you can complete analysis or build reports and dashboards. It’s a little more tricky to use than some of the other parts of SAS Visual Analytics but can usually be mastered within a day. If you […]

Read More
sas visual analytics twitter report
Visual Analytics

3 Quick Steps for Using External Links to Enrich Your SAS Visual Analytics Report

If you read my Thanks for the Negative Tweets Josh post on LinkedIn then you know that I’ve been working on some Twitter reports in SAS Visual Analytics. My goal is to have a set of reports that I can use for demos, training, blog posts, web-inars, and even eBooks.  In my current draft the biggest challenge is […]

Read More
BI Tools
Dashboards
Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

Common Questions about SAS Visual Analytics

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 […]

Read More
Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

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

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 […]

Read More
lincoln loves sas
Add-In for MS Office
BI Tools
Data Visualization

SAS Add-In for MS Office: Abe Lincoln Sends Glee in a Snowstorm

It’s been really snowy and cold in North Carolina for the past week.  About 5″ of snow fell in 2 hours, which unleashed pandemonium. Power was out for some, flights were cancelled because the airport shutdown, and many people even left their cars beside the road electing to walk home or stay in a hotel […]

Read More