Author Archives: Richard Self

Visualising the Machine Learning Process

This item provides a compelling illustration of how machine learning can be developed. Visualising Machine Learning, see also http://www.r2d3.us/visual-intro-to-machine-learning-part-1/  

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ODBMS Q&A with Data Scientists Interview

See http://www.odbms.org/2016/11/qa-with-data-scientists-richard-j-self/ for the first interview in the ODBMS Q&A with Data Scientists series that I gave on 15 Nov 2016. This interview comments on aspects of Data Science such as Machine Learning, Predictive Modelling, Data Blending and Data Ingestion … Continue reading

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Keynote Talk at Pan European StrategyForum Retail at Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center, Barcelona 22 April 2016

I am just back from presenting a keynote talk on the topic of “Governance of Big Data and Analytics to Gain Value from Location Services in the Retail Sector“. This was a very interesting conference of senior executives from the … 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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