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Welcome to the SAS Analytics U for Learning Sub-Community

by SAS Employee jennifers_sas on ‎03-21-2014 05:21 PM - edited on ‎10-05-2015 03:41 PM by Community Manager (602 Views)

Welcome to the SAS Analytics U for Learning Sub-Community created for professors and students.  We're happy you're here and hope you'll find this community both collaborative and useful.  My name is Jennifer Scott and I'm your community manager.  I am passionate about the newly announced SAS Analytics U program and am excited to share all the exciting things that SAS has planned for Academia.

The first step in building our community is getting to know one another.  Please introduce yourself to the group in the comments below (reply to this discussion) and include any of the following:

  • What institution you're affiliated with.
  • Why this program is of interest to you.
  • Tell us one cool thing that you have done using SAS® Analytics to help the community get to know you.

 

SAS® Software for Academia (No Cost Options)

Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS, recently announced the availability of SAS® University Edition software for students, professors and academic researchers at no cost.  The software will be available in May 2014 and can be accessed from this community.  We'll keep you updated!

 

Share the news!

We want to spread the word.  Please share this link with your colleagues and encourage them to join this forum so they can also take advantage of the SAS University Edition software at no cost!

The easiest way to share is using the Share button at the top of the SAS Analytics U Community.

Remind them to "Follow" the SAS Analytics U Community as well.

 

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by Occasional Contributor bfeeny
on ‎03-27-2014 01:11 AM

My name is Brian Feeny, I am a graduate student at Harvard University.

My passion is data, and I use a lot of data tools.  I just returned from SASGF14, and was inspired there to start using EM for some of my Data Mining.  Previously, most of my data mining used R, scikit/learn, NLTK, Java (Weka, Mahout, etc) and many other tools. 

I am currently working on a unique visualization of the MIT Reality Mining Data http://realitycommons.media.mit.edu/realitymining.html, specifically the Social Evolution data, which is basically a lot of cool stuff like bluetooth proximity data, positional data, sensor data, and more.

In my off time I enjoy the beach, metal detecting, amateur astronomy, playing guitar and piano, but most of all I enjoy talking to people.

One thing I would love to do is connect with other SAS users from my hometown, South Florida.  I would also love to enter any data competitions with other SAS users and try to use as much SAS as possible and see how we can do against others. 

by SAS Employee reneeharper
on ‎03-28-2014 03:30 PM

You can find some SAS coding or data challenges if you look for posts tagged with puzzle.  Here's the link to the puzzle posts.
These posts aren't exactly competitions, but it can be fun to see how different people attack/solve the same question.

by wamorgao
on ‎07-23-2014 12:39 PM

Hello, my name is Wagner, I am Brazilian and my English is not very good. I work with SAS in Brazil. I have been working with SAS for some months.

I'm studying programming language SAS in MainFrame. Here in Brazil we do not find many designs of SAS and universities do not teach about this language. I have a mentor who is teaching me on my project and I am studying externally where possible.

I intend to learn a lot about this language and teach any colleagues who need help and to share information about SAS with the community. :smileyhappy:

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