SAS Art Competition - The Results
We were amazed by the diversity of artistic talent there is amongst pharmaceutical statisticians and SAS programmers. We had planned to offer one prize, but in the end, we have selected a winner and two runners up, as all three were extremely close in the final votes.
This piece, titled "Recursive Spiral", by Dr Michael Grayer of PHASTAR was voted the winning entry. Michael describes the work in the following way:
The piece consists of a "Fermat spiral"*, containing the text of a SAS program - the very same program used to generate the spiral picture.
The colour of the spiral begins as "Phastar dark red" (converted from RGB to hue/lightness/saturation), and finishes in the middle as "Phastar light red" (also converted to HLS). The intervening colours change from one line of code to the next (rather than one character to the next), moving smoothly going "the long way around" the spectrum.
*A "Fermat spiral" is defined as: x = (t^2) cos t ; y = (t^2) sin t
SAS Art Competition - Open to All.
PHASTAR are attending the PhUSE Conference.
PHASTAR will be exhibiting at the 2014 PhUSE Annual Conference in London at stand number 15. You can discuss any statistical consulting or clinical trial reporting projects you may be looking to outsource. Alternatively, if you are considering the next step in your career, we'd be delighted to tell you the details of our current campaign, where you can get a sign-on bonus of up to £2000 if you join PHASTAR (more details here).
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As strong demand for PHASTAR's services continues, we are looking to expand our team, specifically with senior statisticians and programmers. PHASTAR are offering a one-time sign-on bonus of up to £2000* to senior statisticians and programmers signing up to join PHASTAR before October 31st 2014, payable to the individual joining the company.
We will be at the PhUSE 2014 conference on stand 15. Please come and speak to one of the team for more information, or to apply.