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SAS Visual Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics is an easy-to-use, web-based product that leverages SAS high-
performance analytic technologies and complements the capabilities of the SAS
Intelligence Platform. It provides an integrated suite of applications that are accessed
from a home page. The central entry point enables users to perform a wide variety of
tasks such as preparing data sources, exploring data, designing reports, as well as
analyzing and interpreting data. Most important, reports can be displayed on a mobile
device or on the web.
Business users can explore data on their own to develop new insights, and analysts can
speed up the modeling cycle by quickly identifying statistically relevant variables. A key
component of SAS Visual Analytics is the SAS LASR Analytic Server, which quickly
reads data into memory for fast processing and data visualization.
SAS Visual Analytics provides the following benefits:
enables users to apply the power of SAS analytics to massive amounts of data
empowers users to visually explore data, based on any variety of measures, at
amazingly fast speeds
enables users to quickly create powerful statistical models if SAS Visual Statistics is
licensed
enables users to quickly create reports or dashboards using standard tables, graphs,
and gauges
enables users to quickly create customized graphs
enables users to share insights with anyone, anywhere, via the web or a mobile
device
For more information, see http://www.sas.com/software/visual-analytics/overview.html.
SAS Visual Statistics
SAS Visual Statistics is an add-on to SAS Visual Analytics that enables you to develop
and test models using the in-memory capabilities of SAS software. SAS Visual Analytics
Explorer (the explorer) enables you to explore, investigate, and visualize data sources to
uncover relevant patterns. SAS Visual Statistics extends these capabilities by creating,
testing, and comparing models based on the patterns discovered in the explorer. SAS
Visual Statistics can export the score code, before or after performing model
comparison, for use with other SAS products and to put the model into production.
SAS Visual Statistics enables you to rapidly create powerful statistical models in an
easy-to-use, web-based interface. After you have created two or more competing models
for your data, SAS Visual Statistics provides a model comparison tool. You can use the
tool to create a linear regression model, a logistic regression model, an advanced
decision tree, and a clustering tool.
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