Book Reviews for:  An Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics: How to Explore Numbers, Design Reports, and Gain Insight into Your Data 

Reading the book was very useful to learn about SAS Visual Analytics and, of course, SAS® Viya®. The thirteen chapters of this book are very dense in relevant knowledge. The book is divided into four main parts that target different readerships: novice users, intermediate users, SAS administrators, and system architects with advanced concepts like keeping data live into memory. It is rare to find these four professionals in the same person. To me, there would be enough material for four books. To this extent, I recommend reading the book one chapter at the time on a need-to-know basis and not from cover to cover. This is an excellent reference book on SAS Visual Analytics to keep on hand.

Jocelyn Mercier
CGI consultant
 


Ryan Kumpfmiller and Tricia Aanderud, who both love to assist many users in the SAS Communities on a daily basis, are seen as experts on SAS Visual Analytics. They have had excellent support from Rob Collum, a SAS Principal Architect, to write this book that should not be missed by anyone working or planning to work with SAS Visual Analytics.

I expect that this book will guide many new SAS 9 and SAS Viya users during their first steps and will guide more experienced users to leverage their knowledge of the solution, and lead them to a better understanding between SAS administrators and the users of SAS Visual Analytics.

Juan Sanchez
Senior Technical Consultant
OCS Consulting


An Introduction to SAS® Visual Analytics is a comprehensive book covering everything from designing reports to using SAS Visual Analytics Explorer to managing data and much more. Readers will find the tips embedded throughout the book very useful. It is very clear and easy to understand. This book will certainly speed up the learning curve for those new to SAS Visual Analytics, and it is an excellent resource for current power users."

John Brady
Senior Director, Analytics
89 Degrees


Love this book! An Introduction to SAS® Visual Analytics: How to Explore Numbers, Design Reports, and Gain Insight into Your Data is a great resource for SAS Visual Analytics users! Not only with step-by-step images and support to develop dashboards, but it also shows you how to set up SAS Visual Analytics to get maximum power. "It is a perfect reference book for new users as well as power users. I really liked the section on each type of graph, which explains how to set them up and their interpretations.


Marie-Lise Theys
Independent Consultant


An Introduction to SAS® Visual Analytics is much more than just a great training guide on how to navigate the SAS Visual Analytics tool. The authors shed light on the reason dashboards are created by so many businesses, and they provide recommendations for a better end-user experience.

A complete training guide for anyone wanting to advance their skills in SAS Visual Analytics, the screenshots and easy-to-follow instructions will enable you to create effective data visualizations. Full of great tips and tricks that will enable you to create graphs of all shapes and sizes.

This amazing tool makes it easy to use SAS Visual Analytics for visualizing the 'who', 'what', 'where', and 'when' of your data, leaving you free to analyze the 'why'. You will be able to gain critical insights with SAS Visual Analytics, including advanced analytics techniques for those with even a limited understanding of statistics.

Kate Greenbrook


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