The Design of Information Dashboards Using SAS by Christopher Simien

By Christopher Simien

A dashboard is a suite of information visualization instruments that offer the capacity to speedy get an summary of the way a firm or a piece of a firm is acting. Industries equivalent to revenues and production use dashboards commonly, yet dashboards are fast being tailored throughout all kinds of revenue and non-profit corporations.

THE layout of data DASHBOARDS utilizing SAS is a nuts and bolts consultant to development details dashboards utilizing SAS software program. the first viewers for this booklet is SAS programmers charged with constructing dashboards for his or her association. This viewers would come with information managers, record writers, and enterprise analysts. A secondary viewers comprises enterprise mangers and non-programmers who're simply hoping to benefit a bit extra concerning the strength of the technology.

The first 4 chapters supply heritage at the technological know-how of dashboards and similar options. the remainder chapters disguise coding and layout of dashboard parts utilizing SAS software program. via delivering transparent, well-structured examples, the quantity exhibits the reader how you can quick and simply build uncomplicated dashboards which are appropriate to their specified wishes and surroundings. SAS clients conversant in the fundamentals of SAS and the basics of SAS/GRAPH software program should be in a position to make small alterations to the pattern code inside the booklet to layout basic dashboards. complicated clients with extra vast wisdom of SAS/GRAPH and the annotate facility might be in a position to extra absolutely customise the pattern code to slot quite a few needs.


Chapter I. AN advent TO DASHBOARDS the 1st bankruptcy defines accurately what dashboards are and their universal features. Following a quick heritage of knowledge dashboards, the bankruptcy discusses their price, in addition to a few negatives, and describes present use and developments. eventually, the price that SAS contributes to generating the medium is introduced.

Chapter II. SEVEN STEPS to making A DASHBOARD the advance of a dashboard frequently calls for a considerable funding of time and cash, so designers may still do it thoughtfully. The target of this bankruptcy is to steer the reader during the dashboard improvement strategy. The bankruptcy presents an outline of the most important steps concerned, together with guidance, layout, building, and upkeep of dashboards.

Chapter III. crucial components OF A DASHBOARD if you happen to create your dashboard, a number of crucial parts could be current at the interface to make the dashboard maximally potent. The 3rd bankruptcy covers those crucial parts of a dashboard.

Chapter IV. most sensible PRACTICES IN DASHBOARD visible layout This bankruptcy covers the principles of excellent dashboard layout and addresses the contributions of Edward Tufte and Stephen Few to the realm. The bankruptcy delves into the technological know-how of visible belief and the way to use them to sturdy dashboard design.

Chapter V. developing DASHBOARD KEY functionality signs utilizing SAS The 5th bankruptcy provides a library of powerful dashboard exhibit media and discusses the way to produce them utilizing SAS coding. Programmers can be capable of choose and select these chart forms which are the best option for his or her specific dashboard. Strengths and weaknesses of many of the chart forms are mentioned. This bankruptcy also will introduces new SAS approaches reminiscent of PROC GKPI.

Chapter VI. ASSEMBLING AND allotting SAS DASHBOARDS This bankruptcy describes the right way to carry all of the visible elements jointly to supply a unmarried dashboard demonstrate. PROC GREPLAY, ODSLAYOUT, and ODS TAGSETS are defined because the tools of selection. equipment of allotting this output are described.

Chapter VII. DESIGING DASHBOARDS utilizing SAS BI DASHBOARDS the ultimate bankruptcy in brief describes the layout of dashboards utilizing SAS BI Dashboards company intelligence software.

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