Robert Allison

6月 122013
 
You might have seen my previous blog, where I plotted some interesting tourist attractions on a geographical map of the British Isles (which may be of interest to Analytics 2013 Conference delegates)... Well this blog uses even more powerful analytics, and shows how SAS can calculate the "optimal tour" to visit all [...]
5月 222013
 
I recently read an interesting article in The Economist, where they describe "The Big Mac index."  This is an index they invented as a lighthearted guide to compare currencies in different countries. In their article they create a multi-panel display (similar to a dashboard) where they compare the index for several countries using [...]
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 [...]