2
Sep

Another of my favorite procs: PROC DATASETS

I’m just heading off to the Western Users of SAS Software meeting that starts tomorrow.  After the keynote, during which I have promised not to swear even once, I’m doing a SAS Essentials talk on Thursday, where I teach students 10 basic steps that allow them to complete an entire annual report project. One of […] Read More
2
Sep

BioNews [9.2.14]

Top News Headline Company Type Exelixis, Inc. Chops 70 Percent Of Workforce After Prostate Drug Cabozantinib Fails Pivotal Study   Exelixis, Inc. Jobs Acadia surges after nabbing 'breakthrough' title for late-stage Parkinson's drug Acadia Pharmaceuticals Breakthrough Therapy Zogenix, Inc. Release: Zohydro® ER Demonstrates Sustained 12-Hour Pain Relief Zogenix, Inc. Study RVX-208 Leads to a 77% […] Read More
2
Sep

How to create a hexagonal bin plot in SAS

While I was working on my recent blog post about two-dimensional binning, a colleague asked whether I would be discussing "the new hexagonal binning method that was added to the SURVEYREG procedure in SAS/STAT 13.2." I was intrigued: I was not aware that hexagonal binning had been added to a […] Read More
1
Sep

SAS Certification As a Tool for Professional Development

If you had told me a year ago that I would write a paper about SAS certification for the Western Users of SAS Software 2014 Educational Forum and Conference, I would have been very surprised!  I became a SAS Certified Professional long ago, and that certification expired–long ago!  However, in the past six months, both […] Read More
1
Sep

Using PROC SGPLOT for Quick High-Quality Graphs

Soon I will travel to San Jose for the Western Users of SAS Software 2014 Educational Forum and Conference.  I’m looking forward to doing a hands-on workshop on one of my favorite topics, ODS Graphics, specifically the PROCs SGPLOT and SGPANEL.  Here is the abstract: New with SAS 9.2, ODS Graphics introduced a whole new […] Read More
1
Sep

Graphics on Android

Last week, writing about admin and deployment enhancements in SAS v9.4, I mentioned my estimation of the proportion of SAS customers on the latest version of SAS (I confidently estimated less than 50%).These figures are available in other contexts. For... Read More
1
Sep

Need for Providing Better Drug Value Data to Payors

 I recently read an editorial by Roger Longman, CEO, Real Endpoints, LLC in the Aug. 4, 2014 issue of Biocentury. I’ve reread it several times and marked up the article because I believe it contains some really paradigm shifting thoughts and advice on pricing. Longman has been speaking about the need to better understand the shifting standards […] Read More
29
Aug

BioNews [8.29.14]

Top News Headline Company Type Band of West Coast biotech insiders pushes oral anticoagulant to PhIII Armetheon, Inc. Study Gilead Sciences, Inc., "The New Genentech," Remaps Massive Foster City Campus Gilead Sciences, Inc. Expanding Offices Round two? Market rumors on a new Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca heat up Pfizer & AstraZeneca Potential Buyout Johnson & […] Read More
29
Aug

Experimenting with ODS EXCEL to create spreadsheets from SAS

The ODS ExcelXP tagset has served us well over the years. It provides a reliable method to get formatted SAS output into Microsoft Excel workbooks, where the business world seems to like to live. And it's available in Base SAS, which means that you don't need SAS/ACCESS to PC Files […] Read More
29
Aug

Drawing overlays on SAS-generated Google maps

In this post, I am going to expand on my prior posts, Spice up SAS output with live Google maps and Live Google maps in SAS -- multiple markers to explore some new functionality. Using similar techniques, I'll demonstrate how to draw a closed geometric shape, in particular, a polygon, on […] Read More
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