SAS Visual Analytics

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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BI Tools
Management Console

SAS Visual Analytics 7.4: Modern Theme Vs Classic Theme

At the SAS Global Forum 2016 the SAS Viya platform was announced and part of the platform was SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics converting to the HTML5 interface. Noticeable changes were that the Designer and the Explorer have merged into one interface and there is a spiffy new color Modern theme. Dr. Goodnight […]

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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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BI Tools

3 Methods to Remove Data from the HDFS VAPUBLIC Directory

When working with HDFS, you are often loading data to the various directories to upload into SAS Visual Analytics. However, sometimes you want to remove that data. Here’s three different ways to remove the data. Method 1: Use the SAS VA Administrator Tools If you have access to the Manage Environment area, you can use the […]

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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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