Robert Allison

4月 112013
 
I haven't seen an official definition of 'infographic' that I really like ... but in my mind it's something 1/2 way between data visualization & artwork.  It borrows elements from graphs & dashboards, and combines that with an artistic poster. If you perform a Google image search on infographic you'll see [...]
3月 212013
 
A big part of  "winning" these days (be it sports or a business) is performing analytics better than your competition.  This is demonstrated in awe-inspiring fashion in the book (and movie) "Moneyball."  And on that topic, I'd like to show you a few ways SAS can be used to analyze sports data [...]
3月 152013
 
I've heard many customers ask "Can SAS do/use/handle census block maps?" My answer was "of course!" ... but I never really had any examples to show/prove that.  Well, now I do! :) First, you need to locate & download the shape files for the census blocks you're interested in plotting.  For [...]
3月 052013
 
It's said that the only things you can't avoid are Death and Taxes ... Well, in this blog, I'm going to avoid the "Death" one (for now), and just show you some graphs on taxes in the U.S., since the deadline for paying 2012 taxes is quickly approaching!   :-) I created these [...]
3月 052013
 
It's said that the only things you can't avoid are Death and Taxes ... Well, in this blog, I'm going to avoid the "Death" one (for now), and just show you some graphs on taxes in the U.S., since the deadline for paying 2012 taxes is quickly approaching!   :-) I created these [...]
1月 312013
 
We had some fierce wind storms all across the United States yesterday, which even spawned some tornadoes! It looks like we weathered the storm OK here in Cary (but I still need to run out to the lake and make sure my pontoon/houseboat is still there, agh!). Anyway ... as with other [...]