analytics

1月 212016
 

How do public higher education institutions get funded? In the past, state funding was tied to enrollment, but now more states are tying funding to institutional performance. State Legislatures want more accountability for money spent on higher education and have turned to performance-based funding (also called outcomes-based funding). As such, […]

Performance-based funding in education was published on SAS Voices.

1月 202016
 

Are you from Yankeedom, The Far West, or somewhere in between?  In this blog, I use SAS maps to explore some fun data about regional cultures in the U.S. I recently ran across an interesting article about Colin Woodward's book "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures […]

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1月 202016
 

Are you from Yankeedom, The Far West, or somewhere in between?  In this blog, I use SAS maps to explore some fun data about regional cultures in the U.S. I recently ran across an interesting article about Colin Woodward's book "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures […]

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1月 192016
 

You probably heard the recent announcement this past Friday that Walmart will be closing 269 stores. Are any closing near where you live? This blog shows some really cool SAS maps to let you drill-down into the data! I've seen a few maps showing which Walmart stores are closing, but they […]

The post Which stores will Walmart close in 2016? appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

1月 182016
 

A successful energy savings program is a good thing for utilities, right? The truth is, that success can result in unintended consequences. One of our utility customers shared this example with me recently: "Let’s say we offer a free LED light bulb to every customer, and everyone removes an old bulb that used 75 […]

Energy savings programs can generate unintended consequences was published on SAS Voices.

1月 172016
 

Last year, you heard from many people in JMP Development here in this blog. And it turns out you liked that best! Almost all of the top 10 posts of 2015 were written by R&D folks, and that's not a surprise. Our developers have tons of useful information and examples, […]

The post So, you like hearing from our developers appeared first on JMP Blog.

1月 162016
 

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Curiosity and passion can be powerful levers in opening new doors, making new discoveries and doing better — so says Jason Brinkley, Senior […]

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1月 132016
 

A number of years ago I was driving home to Alabama for the holidays. Typical of the season the driving was not easy.  It was getting dark early and the traffic was fairly heavy. I had the radio on to pass the time.  A talk show was on and the […]

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