1
Apr

SAS author’s tip: Macro language timing is everything

This SAS tip is from Robert Virgile and his book “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”. We hope you find this tip useful. You can also read an excerpt from Virgile’s book. In macro language, as in life, timing is everything.  Macro language students need to learn the timing […]

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1
Apr

Simulate the Monty Hall Problem in SAS

The Monty Hall Problem is one of the most famous problems in elementary probability. It is famous because the correct solution is counter-intuitive and because it caused an uproar when it appeared in the "Ask Marilyn" column in Parade magazine in 1990. Discussing the problem has been known to create […]

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1
Apr

SAS finds evidence for extraterrestrial life?

Just this morning, the course leader at our newly created SAS Space & Astronomy School told me that they picked up a broadcast signal from outer space. By analysing all the data they have been collecting, they were able to quickly spot a spike in the trend pattern, which helped […]

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31
Mar

SAS author’s tip: Bayesian analysis of item response theory models

This SAS tip comes from Clement A. Stone and Xiaowen Zhu, authors of Bayesian Analysis of Item Response Theory Models using SAS. Item response theory (IRT) models are the models of choice for analyzing item responses from assessments in the educational, psychological, health, social, and behavioral sciences. SAS PROC MCMC […]

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31
Mar

Replication, Correlation and Causation

There is not nearly enough replication in scientific research. It’s unfortunate that funding agencies and academic journals always want to see a new twist – a different technique, a different population. Personally, I’m very interested in reading studies that say: “I did the exact same study as Mary Lou Who and I found pretty much […] Read More
30
Mar

BioNews [3.30.15]

Top News Headline Company Type Genentech (RHHBY)’s $125M Expansion Brings New Jobs to Hillsboro Genentech ( Jobs Teva (TEVA) Shells Out $3.2B to Buy Auspex Pharmaceuticals (ASPX) and Boost CNS Business; All Cash, No Debt Teva Pharmaceuticals Auspex Pharmaceuticals Acquisition New Poll Finds Bay Area Biotech Workers Convinced 2015 Holds More Job Cuts, As Amgen (AMGN) […] Read More
30
Mar

Fastest Growing Software for Scholarly Analytics: Python, R, KNIME…

In my ongoing quest to “analyze the world of analytics”, I’ve added the following section below to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software: It would be useful to have growth trend graphs for each of the analytics packages I track, … Continue reading Read More
30
Mar

Paint it black: A song choice or a graph background?

This blog post discusses the use of a black background in a graph. But before we get started, I invite you to have a listen to one of my favorite songs - "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones. Perhaps this song subliminally persuaded people to use black backgrounds in […]

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30
Mar

SAS Global Forum 2015 — bringing focus to the experience!

In this edition of our “We Heard You” blog series, we present responses to the surveys you submitted last year with your suggestions and feedback about the scheduling and structural changes introduced in 2014.  We sifted, synthesized, and prioritized changes based upon trends and your great ideas! Here are a […]

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30
Mar

Visualizing the causes of airline crashes

There has been a spate of recent high-profile airline crashes (Malaysia Airlines, TransAsia Airways, Germanwings,...) so I was surprised when I saw a time series plot of the number of airline crashes by year, which indicates that the annual number of airline crashes has been decreasing since 1993. The data […]

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