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Written for anyone involved in the data preparation process for analytics, Gerhard Svolba's Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS offers practical advice in the form of SAS coding tips and tricks, and provides the reader with a conceptual background on data structures and considerations from a business point of view. The tasks addressed include viewing analytic data preparation in the context of its business environment, identifying the specifics of predictive modeling for data mart creation, understanding the concepts and considerations of data preparation for time series analysis, using various SAS procedures and SAS Enterprise Miner for scoring, creating meaningful derived variables for all data mart types, using powerful SAS macros to make changes among the various data mart structures, and more!
About the Author
Dr. Gerhard Svolba is a senior solutions architect and analytic expert at SAS Institute Inc. in Austria, where he specializes in analytics in different business and research domains. His project experience ranges from business and technical conceptual considerations to data preparation and analytic modeling across industries. He is the author of Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS and teaches a SAS training course called "Building Analytic Data Marts."