02-11-2014 02:28 PM
I've worked with Visual Analytics demo on sas.com . This is wonderful ! After working with the entry example about Toy Company, I also explore other shared data sets. The names of these data sets and related columns will help me to understand the business scenario behind them. But I'm really interested in knowing more about them. Are there any documentations about these data sets?
02-11-2014 04:40 PM
As you have discovered the SAS Visual Analytics micro site has a page containing videos and a quick start guide SAS Visual Analytics Full Demo | SAS
There is a lot of richness with the various visualizations and data items and the Quick Start Guide may help with getting familiar with the interface. At the end of the guide there is an Insight Toys Company data dictionary that you may find valuable.
02-12-2014 08:31 AM
Thank you for response.
I'm searching for advanced materials. I can't find any SAS books in SAS store about Visual Analytics except their valuable manuals. I think SAS VA is not like any other dashboards. I read a lot of books about making dashboards, but VA's analytics solutions are wonderful. What do you suggest for this situations?
02-12-2014 05:34 PM
Yes you are correct that there aren't any specific SAS Visual Analytics books around yet :-) however the principles of building dashboards and visualization are the same. has done some great presentations on dashboards and visualizations such as http://www.allanalytics.com/author.asp?section_id=1411&doc_id=269523 where she has a number of references you may find useful. Also she shares a number of tips on her blog at http://www.bi-notes.com
FYI, Tricia and I are presenting a paper at SAS Global Forum on Why Admins Need A Dashboard Too, using SAS Visual Analytics, https://sasglobalforum.activeevents.com/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=1247 If you are going to the conference be sure to add it to your agenda. The paper will probably be available to download just before the conference. Check out the conference schedule for other Visual Analytics papers.
You may also find the paper Data Visualization: 7 Considerations for Data Visualization by also useful, http://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/doc/research2/iia-data-visualization-7-considerations-for-d...
02-13-2014 01:33 PM
You organized the resources in a good manner. Thank you.I have read most of them but reviewing is always helpful ! And also thank you for invitation to conference, but unfortunately I don't have a plan for it this year. I hope to see you in future conferences.