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May 2012 Blog Posts (47)

Learn R - the lingua franca of data scientist!

New Courses from R Gurus


Looking to learn R, or to expand your R skills for data visualization or package development?

Here are some R courses presented by the experts you may be interested in:

June 19-20: Visualization in R with ggplot2. This course presented by Garrett Grolemund & Dr. Winston Chang of Rice University is also a web-based course with live presentation. This course provides instruction on data…


Added by James Peruvankal on May 16, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

SAS Stored Processes: 3 Tips to Improve Your Prompts

Here’s some usability tricks that I have learned with my SAS Stored Processes to make them more robust and harder to break.  Really the out-of-the box prompts provide a lot of functionality that really helps. That’s right – let’s build a better mousetrap!…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on May 16, 2012 at 6:01am — No Comments

Understanding the Reality of Real-Time Analytics


Added by Vincent Granville on May 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Machine Learning in Python has never been easier

At BigML we believe that over the next few years automated, data-driven decisions and data-driven applications are going to change the world.  In fact, we think it will be the biggest shift in business efficiency since the dawn of the office calculator, when individuals had “Computer” listed as the title on their business card.  We want to help people rapidly and easily create predictive models using their datasets, no matter what size they are. Our…


Added by Jos Verwoerd on May 15, 2012 at 3:20am — No Comments

SAS Global Forum: Here’s the Wrap Up!

SAS Global Forum 2012 was a success! After a whirlwind week of activities followed by a vacation and week of rest – I’m ready to give you some highlights.  It was a lot of fun! Tip: Click on any picture to enlarge it.

Day 1 – Saturday Ready for the Tweet-Up

The biggest drama was at the airport – our flight was delayed due to mechanical failure so I decided it might be better to take a later flight. Met…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on May 14, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments

BiG DaTa & Vectorization


It has been while when Big data entered into the market and buzz the analytics world. Now a day all analytics leaders are chanting about Big data applications. Since I have started with Hadoop technologies and with Machine learning one question has been bugging in mind:

Which is a greater innovation Big Data Or Machine Learning…


Added by Manish Bhoge on May 13, 2012 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Email marketing: analytic tips to boost performance by 300% - case study

This post is part of our blog post series on data science case studies and success stories.

Analyticbridge improved open rates by 300%, and dramatically improved total clicks and click-through rates using the following strategies:…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 13, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

write a rant

I have proposed to my chums ( ) that we should produce a little book titled
Write a Rant
in which we should each write no more than five hundred words about .....…

Added by Tony Greenfield on May 13, 2012 at 2:48am — No Comments

Four different ways to solve a data science problem - case study

Here we discuss four approaches to solve the following marketing problem: identify, each day, the most popular Google groups, within a large list of target groups. You want to post in these groups only. The only information that is quickly available for each group, is the time when the last posting occured. Intuitively, the newer the last posting, the most active the group. There are some caveats such as groups…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 12, 2012 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

The Math Behind Ticket Bargains | SeatGeek


Added by Capri on May 12, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Quickly start and optimize keyword advertising campaigns on Google in 7 days: a 11-step procedure

This is what I did, and it worked quite well. 

  1. Identify 10 top, high volume, well targeted keywords for your business. These are your seed keywords…

Added by Vincent Granville on May 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

More resources for data scientists and analytic professionals

Recently posted on DataScienceCentral and AnalyticBridge:

1. Conferences

  • Europe’s Best and Brightest come together at Analytics 2012 -…

Added by Capri on May 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

R you ready for Big Machine Learning?

Recently, we released python bindings for our API.  We received fantastic feedback on the related

blog post from hacker news and twitter, so we started thinking about other languages that could benefit from a tighter integration with the…


Added by Justin Donaldson on May 11, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

SAS Enterprise Guide: Import the Excel Spreadsheet – Easy Peasy

One SAS Enterprise Guide feature I particularly like is the ability to import Microsoft Excel data quickly and easily.  SAS offers many ways to work with Excel spreadsheets but often I find I just want to extract data from Excel and get on with my job.  

Use a “Known Good” First Time

If you are trying this process for the first time, use a “known good” or simple spreadsheet so if any issues arise you can at least eliminate the data as the cause. When this process fails, I…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Big Data Will Need 1.5 Million Data Scientists | Dice

How many of these jobs can be performed by bots (computer programs)? Here's the story:…


Added by Capri on May 9, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Government Agencies Adding a Petabyte of New Data, Making no Progress in Big Data | Yahoo Finance

IT professionals estimate that they have less…


Added by Capri on May 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stored Processes: 3 Ways to Edit a Stored Process

Some may not realize that you can edit a SAS Stored Process in multiple ways (depending on your permissions).  Today I show you three different ways to reach the stored process code.  By the way, I’m using SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 and SAS Management Console 9.3 – so your windows may look different.

Method 1: SAS Enterprise Guide

Many of you are aware of this method already.  Just for review – here’s how you open a stored process and then change it with SAS Enterprise Guide.…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on May 8, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Data visualization: example of a great, interactive chart

This chart was published in the Forbes magazine by Jon Bruner, and the data comes from the IRS tax stats tables.


More people left Phoenix in 2009 than came. The map above visualizes moves to and from Phoenix; counties that took more migrants than they sent are linked with red lines. Counties that sent more migrants than they took are linked with blue lines.


Added by Mirko Krivanek on May 8, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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