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What is the difference in SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Enterprise Guide?

2015-09-20 – 12:30 PM
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Those considering moving to SAS Visual Analytics often quiz me about how it is different from SAS Enterprise Guide. While SAS Enterprise Guide can duplicate some SAS Visual Analytics functionality – it’s not the same. This post I’m going to explore the principal purpose of each tool to help explain how they are alike and different.
What is SAS Enterprise Guide?
SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) is a development …

Common Questions about SAS Visual Analytics

2015-09-07 – 10:16 AM
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For the past two weeks I’ve been updating the SAS Visual Analytics Quick Start program. When I talk to customers about this program I highlight how Zencos does the heavy lifting (installation, configuration, and light administration), while the customer gets to have the fun of playing with the tool and learning how to create some kick-ass data visualizations. Within a few weeks, we can have your …

Yes It’s Your Job to Manage Your Career Goals

2015-06-30 – 8:20 AM
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Staying current in your chosen field is a challenge for all those specializing in an IT field. Here’s some tips for keeping up in an ever-changing field.

Creating Better Data for Visual Analytics Users

2014-05-27 – 9:26 AM
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One factor for self-service BI is ensuring that the data is easily understood by the end user. The idea of self service BI is that users with less training can build charts and reports to help them answer their questions. This does put some onus on the data creator to make sure that the data is easy to consume. In SAS Visual Analytics users are …

Working with Large Prompt Population Lists

2014-04-21 – 7:38 AM
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In my last post, I warned you about hooking up your huge dataset to a dynamic prompt.  Impending disaster, user unhappiness and worst of all – rework!  Ahhhh the horror of it all!!!
I wish I knew a way to tell you when the dataset was too large for the dynamic prompt, but it is really dependant on your system.  There are a lot of factors …