A2's Latest Content on Data visualization
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What Fuel is 1000 Times Dirtier than Diesel?
Robert Allison  
12/12/2017   Post a comment
It's dirtier than diesel, and it's a big energy export. Here's a data visualization about US exports of this fuel to various countries.
Let's Analyze Trump's Tweets
Robert Allison  
12/6/2017   21 comments
How often does US President Donald Trump tweet? Here's a data visualization.
Does Your Dashboard Measure Up?
Robert Allison  
11/21/2017   12 comments
What does the ideal dashboard look like? Here's a deep dive into what works and what doesn't in dashboards.
When Are the Fall Leaves at Their Peak?
Robert Allison  
11/15/2017   19 comments
Want to travel the country and see the peak fall leaves wherever you go? We've got a data visualization for you.
Why You Need a Chief Data Visualization Officer
Pierre DeBois  
11/14/2017   9 comments
A Chief Data Visualization Officer can help your analytics team tell a useful story with data and establish the right measurement framework for your organization.
Graphing Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague!
Robert Allison  
11/9/2017   11 comments
Plague outbreaks may hearken back to another era, but there are still instances of this disease today. Here's a data visualization that tells you more.
Do You Say Coke, Pop, or Soda?
Robert Allison  
10/27/2017   34 comments
Depending on where you live, you may use a different word to refer to a sweet-tasting fizzy beverage. Here's a map to help you visualize it.
Most Popular International Destination, from Each US State
Robert Allison  
10/18/2017   26 comments
What's the most popular international travel destination for residents of each of the 50 United States? Here's a data visualization for that.
How to Teach Executives About Analytics
Lisa Morgan  
10/4/2017   9 comments
If your data is failing to persuade executives, maybe it's not the data that is the problem. Here's how to change your approach to fit the audience.
Where Do Hurricanes Strike Florida? (110 Years of Data)
Robert Allison  
9/18/2017   34 comments
Hurricanes seem to make landfall on the eastern coast of Florida most often, but is that really true? Here's a look at the data in a map visualization.
What Cities are in Hurricane Irma's Path?
Robert Allison  
9/8/2017   30 comments
Here's an example of using data and visualization to look at weather -- specifically, the possible path of Hurricane Irma. Does your city need to get ready?
Mapping Out the Next Robot Invasion
Robert Allison  
8/25/2017   32 comments
Where are all the robots today? Here's a look at a better data visualization to represent where in the US all the robots are.
Predicting Traffic in the Sun’s Shadow
Tricia Aanderud  
8/24/2017   44 comments
How do you predict the popularity of a one-time event? A look at different ways to forecast road traffic along the path of the eclipse.
How Far Are You From North Korea?
Robert Allison  
8/14/2017   21 comments
What's the best way to create a data visualization that represents how far specific geographies are from North Korea? Look at this method.
Is Your City in the Path of the Total Eclipse?
Robert Allison  
8/9/2017   16 comments
Where will you be on August 21, 2017 when a total eclipse of the sun passes over much of the continental US? Here's a map to show you where you should go if you want to see it.
Risks to US Employment: Automation and Offshoring
Robert Allison  
7/31/2017   18 comments
Automation and offshoring are frequently discussed as threats to US employment rates. Here's a data visualization that shows the impact.
Where Sharks Attack in Florida
Tricia Aanderud  
7/18/2017   20 comments
As Shark Week approaches, we've got some data visualizations to help you determine where it's safe to get in the water and where you will need a bigger boat.
Are More Women Getting STEM Degrees?
Robert Allison  
7/14/2017   11 comments
Are more women pursuing careers in STEM fields? Here's a data visualization looking the percentage of women receiving particular undergraduate degrees.
Colors Represent Different Things in Different Cultures
Robert Allison  
7/3/2017   9 comments
Great data visualizations often rely on color. But different colors have different meanings in different cultures. Here's a visualization about that.
Tabs Versus Spaces: Which Coders Make More Money?
Robert Allison  
6/28/2017   14 comments
Do you use tabs or spaces? The wrong answer could translate into a smaller paycheck for you. Check out these visualizations to see.
Star Trek (The Original Series): The Infographic
Robert Allison  
6/16/2017   15 comments
Ever want to see the original Star Trek series broken down into a handy infographic. Here it is.
Graphing Ironman Race Data
Robert Allison  
6/9/2017   7 comments
Ironman marathon races yield a great deal of data. Here are some visualizations from a recent event in Raleigh.
A Medical Dashboard for the Star Trek Fans
Robert Allison  
6/7/2017   46 comments
Here's the data visualization you need so you can help Bones figure out what's ailing Captain Kirk.
What Happened to the Dinosaurs? (Not the Coding Dinosaurs -- the Real Ones!)
Robert Allison  
5/31/2017   1 comment
Where did the dinosaurs go? Take a look at these data visualizations, including one of meteorite impacts.
A2 Radio: Don't Let Your Data Lie
Jessica Davis  
5/30/2017   8 comments
Data can be twisted and manipulated to tell a number of stories. In this episode of A2 Radio, we look at some of the common mistakes made when data is misrepresented and misinterpreted and how to fix them.
Several Ways to Look at US Unemployment Data
Robert Allison  
5/23/2017   73 comments
There are many ways to look at fluctuating US unemployment data over the years. Here are several data visualizations.
Map of Idioms from Around the World
Robert Allison  
5/15/2017   17 comments
Analytics and map visualizations provide a look at differences in common expressions in various geographies.
Analytics Use Case: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Jessica Davis  
5/8/2017   15 comments
Child welfare case managers frequently rely on paper files and phone calls to get the information they need. Sometimes time runs out. Here's how data and analytics are helping.
Feeding the Hungry After a Flood
Robert Allison  
5/2/2017   18 comments
In the aftermath of a disaster, such as recent rains and floods in North Carolina, maps and data visualizations can help provide a quick picture of the logistics of disaster relief efforts.
Will Your Next Car Be Made in China?
Robert Allison  
4/27/2017   27 comments
What country makes the most automobiles today? Here's a data visualization that looks at how those numbers have shifted in recent years.
People Using Smartphones While Driving: The Numbers Are In
Robert Allison  
4/19/2017   14 comments
Are you texting while driving? Here's a look at distracted drivers by state.
Airlines Involuntarily Bumping Passengers: A Look at the Data
Robert Allison  
4/17/2017   20 comments
Airlines bumping paying passengers is an issue that has gotten a lot of attention recently. Here's a visual representation of how often it happens.
Tale Of Two Cities: Visual Analysis of Baltimore Crime
Bryan Beverly  
4/10/2017   27 comments
Why has the crime rate shifted in Baltimore? A visual analytics video tells the story.
Persuading with Data: Mistakes to Avoid, Tips for Success
Tricia Aanderud  
4/6/2017   22 comments
How you present your data can make the difference between whether your recommended action is accepted and executed or not. Here's how to improve your rate of success.
5 Cool Demos for Data Analytics Pros
Jessica Davis  
4/3/2017   6 comments
SAS Global Forum's opening sessions featured a new mobile app, a prediction of the NCAA final championship game, a machine learning demo, a new interface that lets the visually impaired hear bar charts, and edge analytics.
Let's Analyze 32 Years of Basketball Tournament Data!
Robert Allison  
3/28/2017   15 comments
What makes March Madness basketball data analytics even better? A great visualization.
A2 Radio: Turning Data Into Business Value
Jessica Davis  
3/27/2017   3 comments
Monetizing Your Data authors Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang join A2 radio to discuss the trouble with today's analytics programs and how to fix them.
What's Your Next Move? (Analytics for a Chess Tournament)
Robert Allison  
3/9/2017   18 comments
Histogram, scatter plot, map, and GIF animation. Here's what you can do with data analytics and visualizations for an upcoming chess tournament.
Boost Your Analytics: The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist
Natan Meekers  
2/17/2017   11 comments
Visual analytics tools, can enable non-statistician citizen data scientist to create models that use predictive or prescriptive analytics. These professionals can embed their business knowledge into the models they're testing, prototyping, or building.
How to Make Your Pie Chart Worse
Leo Sadovy  
2/7/2017   8 comments
Charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams transcend text and spoken languages in communicating data. But you have to do them well.
Analytics Drive Virtual Reality Game Development
Jon Martindale  
2/6/2017   7 comments
Developing virtual reality games presents more and different challenges than developing conventional video games. Here's how data analytics is helping the process.
Time for an Analytics Show and Tell
James M. Connolly  
2/2/2017   19 comments
The business-analytics disconnect remains a hurdle for adoption of data-driven decision making. Maybe it's time for the analytics team to hit the road and show employees what data can do for them.
SAS Viya: An innovative, cloud-ready architecture designed for any analytical challenge
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
This solution overview takes a high-level look at the capabilities and benefits of the new SAS Viya architecture, including its open development platform, distributed and scalable processing, and a centrally managed environment for all analytical assets.
Redefine Your Analytics Journey With Self-Service Data Discovery and Interactive Predictive Analytics
Resource Center  
2/1/2017  
SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics share the same web-based interface to provide self-service data exploration and easy-to-use interactive predictive analytics in a collaborative environment. This white paper takes a look at this convergence and outlines how these products can be used together so that everyone, even nontechnical users, can investigate data on their own, create analytical models and uncover new insights that drive competitive differentiation.
NRF: How I Experienced Analytics in Virtual Reality
Jessica Davis  
1/19/2017   12 comments
Visualizations help communicate the meaning behind analytics to a variety of users. Now virtual reality is taking that a step further.
Beer: Finding Your Favorite That You Didn't Know About!
Robert Allison  
1/10/2017   25 comments
Looking to find a new favorite beer? Check out these visualizations to track it down.
Graphs: Comparing R, Excel, Tableau, SPSS, Matlab, JS, Python, and SAS
Robert Allison  
12/28/2016   24 comments
Data visualizations can help people understand the meaning behind the data, but what tools are best? Here's a new take on using different tools to create visualizations that tell a story.
Is the Moon Really One Quarter the Size of the Earth?
Robert Allison  
12/14/2016   8 comments
The super moon is here again, and we take this opportunity for a few visualizations that illustrate the moon's size relative to the earth.
A Graph for Trump -- Our Oldest President
Robert Allison  
11/21/2016   18 comments
After a few tweaks a graph showing the ages of new presidents proves that Donald Trump will be the oldest of the US presidents when inaugurated.
Your Chance to Vote ... For Your Favorite Election Graph!
Robert Allison  
11/7/2016   21 comments
A collection of election-focused blogs provides some insight into how American voters think.
Building a Better HIV/AIDS Map
Robert Allison  
11/2/2016   7 comments
A graphical look at the distribution of AIDS and HIV instances; plus some thoughts on multi-color visualizations that consider those who are color blind.
Eek! There’s a Human in Your Data
Tricia Aanderud  
10/14/2016   42 comments
When presenting data it's easy to stay focused on the number. But remember that there are real people with real concerns and emotions behind those numbers.
 Visualization: Let Your Data Speak
Digital Audio  
10/13/2016   70 comments
A data science project isn't complete until the results are presented to decision makers.
Where Did Hurricane Matthew Drop the Most Water?
Robert Allison  
10/10/2016   18 comments
SAS data tools help to map out rainfall totals from Hurricane Matthew.
A2 Radio: Deliver More Effective Visualizations
James M. Connolly  
10/10/2016   2 comments
All Analytics Radio features an interview with visualization expert and author Scott Berinato as we discuss best practices in effective visualization.
Misunderstood? Try Data Storytelling
Lisa Morgan  
9/29/2016   19 comments
Visualization or storytelling for delivering data results to business users? Well, maybe you need to let both methods work together to do the job.
Where Did That Gasoline Pipeline Break?
Robert Allison  
9/22/2016   21 comments
Robert maps out the path of the gasoline pipeline that ruptured last week, and which states might face gas shortages.
The Trouble with Data About Data
Lisa Morgan  
9/21/2016   22 comments
It's time to accept the fact that so much of the data we see is biased, whether intentionally or not. so what can you do about it?
A Few (Hundred) SAS Graphs to Choose From!...
Robert Allison  
9/17/2016   3 comments
Want to see more of Robert Allison's work with graphs using SAS? Here are some tips.
If We Didn't Start the Fire, Then Who Did?
Robert Allison  
8/24/2016   33 comments
Robert puts a new spin on Billy Joel's 1980s hit We Didn't Start the Fire.
What's Your Stress Score?
Robert Allison  
8/17/2016   23 comments
A graphic updated with SAS tools can help you understand the impact of stress factors in your life.
Big Data: Let's Stay Focused
James M. Connolly  
8/12/2016   9 comments
It seems that the tech and business sectors are drifting back toward an emphasis on the "big" in big data when they should be thinking "analytics."
Solar and Wind Power in the United States
Robert Allison  
8/11/2016   16 comments
SAS tools provide a fresh look at a map detailing where solar and wind power is generated across the US.
Big Data: An Art Form in Itself?
Charlotte Erdmann  
8/11/2016   7 comments
When we hear the words ‘big data’, we tend to think of vast databases, complex algorithms and endless links between mountains of information. Interestingly, however, big data is also suitable for art, and vice versa.
Do You Trust Statistics?
Robert Allison  
7/28/2016   23 comments
SAS tools help to highlight just how many people trust the Internet, or at least use it.
 Analytics: Where We've Been, Where We're Going
Digital Audio  
7/12/2016   48 comments
Analytics experts discuss the evolution of analytics over the past five years, and look at changes that shape business and our lives moving forward.
A2 Radio: Analytics Progress and the Road Ahead
James M. Connolly  
7/11/2016   9 comments
All Analytics Radio is hosting a discussion with our expert bloggers as we look back at the remarkable progress in the analytics field in recent years, and look ahead to what work still remains.
The Big Fat Truth About the US Weight Problem
Robert Allison  
6/20/2016   20 comments
Use of the right colors and a simple restacking help a version of an obesity graph done in SAS come to life.
Data Consumers Left Out in the Cold?
Tricia Aanderud  
6/20/2016   21 comments
While pretty pictures as reports look nice -- and easy to understand -- for an analyst, the consumer of that data might sit there and say, "Huh?"
Lasagna Plots in SAS: When Spaghetti Plots Don't Suffice
Rick Wicklin  
6/16/2016   5 comments
Techniques for spaghetti plots paired with SAS tools illustrated ways to high volumes of common data over time.
I See Spots -- Sunspots!
Robert Allison  
6/9/2016   21 comments
SAS tools shed a bit more light on graphics displaying trends in sunspots.
A2 Academy: Make Sure It's Good Data
James M. Connolly  
6/9/2016   6 comments
The second session in All Analytics Academy, Analytics for All: The Right Start, airs today at 2 pm EDT when data scientist Daniel Gutierrez discusses best practices in finding and managing data, and ensuring that it is the right data.
A Closer Look at the Teacher Salary Graph
Robert Allison  
6/6/2016   30 comments
SAS tools help to illustrate teacher pay rates through the US, but Robert also points out how additional data could better put the numbers in perspective.
How Does Your Favorite US National Park Stack Up?
Robert Allison  
5/30/2016   15 comments
Use of SAS Proc Print enables a graphic presentation of the popularity of the US national parks with easy access for the viewer.
SAS 360 Discover: Predictive Marketing's New Secret Weapon
Suneel Grover  
5/27/2016   2 comments
The new SAS 360 Discover provides marketers with new views into the activities of their valued customers.
War: Numbers Tell Half the Story
James M. Connolly  
5/25/2016   31 comments
An awesome visualization of World War II deaths provides insight into what global war means while also shedding light on how relatively lucky we are today.
Picking a Surreal Vacation Destination in the US
Robert Allison  
5/24/2016   26 comments
With summer vacation time approaching, Robert uses SAS Graph to highlight some of the most surreal destinations in the US.
Is that a CSV file...or have you been drinking?
Robert Allison  
5/12/2016   17 comments
As more communities launch open data initiatives, there are new possibilities for using SAS Proc Import and other tools to visualize government data that can be downloaded as .csv files.
A Graph Fit for a Prince
Robert Allison  
4/28/2016   22 comments
SAS tools help to illustrate the works of the late Prince.
Learn From the Global Forum Keynoters
James M. Connolly  
4/26/2016   12 comments
Keynote speakers brought a range of experiences, interests, and advice points to the stage at last week's SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference in Las Vegas. Videos of those talks are available now on the SAS website.
Looking for Cheaters in the Boston Marathon Data
Robert Allison  
4/22/2016   32 comments
Data analytics and visualization can take on a new role in sporting events like the Boston Marathon, helping to identify cheaters.
Getting Down and Dirty With Lake Water Quality Data
Robert Allison  
4/15/2016   17 comments
SAS tools help to illustrate when a North Carolina lake suffers its bad days when it comes to pollution.
Things to do in Vegas during SAS Global Forum
Robert Allison  
4/6/2016   14 comments
SAS tools do the job in building out an interactive map highlighting things to do during free time at SAS Global Forum in Las Vegas later this month.
Beware the Ides of March and Lawn Mowers
Robert Allison  
2/24/2016   17 comments
We're approaching lawn mower season, and Robert has some data that might make you be a bit cautious this year.
Which Name is More Unisex: Jessie or Angel?
Robert Allison  
2/22/2016   30 comments
SAS graphing tools help to explore the frequency of unisex names throughout the US.
Using The Force On Big Data
David Wagner  
2/18/2016   3 comments
A fun experiment about the Star Wars expanded universe could lead to very real big data breakthroughs.
The Myth of Analytics Beyond the Land of Giants
James M. Connolly  
2/18/2016   15 comments
The newest All Analytics interactive infographic highlights data that debunks any myths that advanced analytics are just for the world's big companies.
Worldwide Jet Fuel Consumption
Robert Allison  
2/17/2016   18 comments
A graph of jet fuel consumption raises interesting questions about whether we should be flying more than we are, or maybe less.
Which Lives Longer, a Honey Bee or Black Ant?
Robert Allison  
2/1/2016   7 comments
See what you can do with raw data about animal lifespans, presenting it in interactive graphical formats.
How Did You Measure up in Snowpocalypse 2016?
Robert Allison  
1/27/2016   59 comments
Take a look at how SAS tools provide a glimpse into how much snow the eastern states received in last week's blizzard.
Which Stores Will Walmart Close in 2016?
Robert Allison  
1/19/2016   30 comments
SAS tools helped Robert to provide interactive maps allowing customers to see whether Walmart stores projected for closing this year are nearby.
Release the fourth one first they did!
Robert Allison  
12/21/2015   42 comments
SAS tools help to illustrate the seemingly illogical release order of the Star Wars movies.
 All Analytics Conversations: Forecasts for Analytics in 2016
Digital Audio  
12/18/2015   3 comments
AllAnalytics.com bloggers share their observations, and maybe go out on a limb, as they look at the world of analytics in 2016.
A2 Conversations: Join in Our 2016 Forecasts
James M. Connolly  
12/16/2015   6 comments
All Analytics bloggers step into the future and look back on the past when they share their predictions for the world of analytics in 2016 and reflect on the evolution of the sector in 2015. Join All Analytics on Friday at 1 pm and share your own thoughts.
How Do Your Favorite SNL Cast Members Stack Up?
Robert Allison  
12/9/2015   11 comments
Rolling Stone made news when it ranked the many Saturday Night Live cast members, but using SAS tools you can see on a graph just how your favorites stacked up over the years.
Using More of the 1,000,000+ English Words
Robert Allison  
11/12/2015   21 comments
See how a word wheel -- enhanced through use of SAS tools -- can broaden your vocabulary.
Analytics Claim This is the 20th Most Used Word in English Writing
Robert Allison  
11/10/2015   14 comments
Which words out of a list of more than 97,000 appear most frequently in English writings? Robert's graphic provides some answers.
A2 Academy: Degrees, Certificates, Jobs
Sue Talley  
11/2/2015   8 comments
The debate goes on about whether certifications or degrees are right for analytics professionals. Answer could be "both". Dr. Sue Talley of Capella University sets the stage for her presentation in All Analytics Academy: Build a Successful Analytics Team.
Get the Inside Scoop for Your Halloween Candy
Robert Allison  
10/21/2015   58 comments
With Halloween coming up in just over a week, consider which candies make the best giveaways.
How trendy is your hipster beard?
Robert Allison  
10/15/2015   17 comments
A look at facial hair data from the past provides a peek into what may be coming in the future.




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