Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Challenges of Procedurally Generating In-Game Content

A recent article on my site discusses the challenges of using algorithms to create assets for games: typically known as Procedural Content Generation (PCG).  This is a problem that has received increased interest in the last five years due to … Continue reading

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CGP/CGMA at EGX Rezzed

This weekend is the EGX Rezzed game show running at the NEC in Birmingham.  On Saturday the 29th of March, a game jam, sponsored by games studio Creative Assembly, is being held on the show floor.  Teams are charged with … Continue reading

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SAS Global 2014 – Analytics in Higher Education

Developing Future Analysts in a Data-Driven World Interdisciplinary teams and approaches is very important Identify questions for the data to gain value Key challenge is in Business and Computing schools and to get them to see the power of Analytics … Continue reading

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SAS Global 1321 SG Procs for scatter plots

Peter Flom Using SGPlot and SGRENDER Better than GPLOT SAS provide all relevant template sets of coded. see presentation for two good books Two Procs to create Templates SGRENDER and SGRender Use TEMPLATE to create a graph Matrix %sgdesign macro … Continue reading

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SAS Global Forum – 1444/5/6 SAS Macros

How does Macro language work and why. It is a code generator! three levels 1 Code substitution 2 Macro statements 3 Dynamic programming Timing is key to understanding how MACROS work. Run; or Quit; or new Step triggers timing boundaries … Continue reading

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SAS Golbal Forum 1265 – Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide is SAS under the hood A business tool SAS and SQL Click and point replaces Data step with Proc SQL does not need you to know SAS Get up and running quickly Results not the method Part … Continue reading

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SAS Global Forum 2014 Opening Session

Jim Goodnight, CEO SAS Big Data is worthless without Analytics SAS VA supports Analysts and users VA and Text Analytics now understands Twitter feeds SAS and SAP for SAP HANA integration BI is the past, Big Data Analytics is the … Continue reading

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SAS Analytics Academic Forum – Talent Matters

Analytical talent is critical, no longer find people for a job but find jobs for talent. Creativity matters for Analytics, Communication is critical to meet people at many levels. Presentation and writing skills vital Talk to people who are different, … Continue reading

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Architecture and Methodology – Analytics Research Challenges

Dave Robertson – Edinburgh University development of technical tools Colin Shearer IBM Global Consider critical revolutions , Agricultural, Industrial Expertise still needed but in different ways Currently Data analysts are artisans, what will be the revolution to scale up the … Continue reading

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Social Media – IBM Colloquium

Mandy Chessell – Emerging Ethics around big data and analytics Questions relate to the problem that analytics can deliver value to a range of stakeholders but what are the limits? Are they sinister or ethically challenging. e.g. Target and pregnancy … Continue reading

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