30
Jan

Is Google Fiber coming to your city?

Google recently announced that they will be adding Google Fiber high speed network and TV to my area. This was great news, because it will give us more choices ... and a little competition among providers tends to make them all 'try harder' to please the customer. :-) I was curious what other […]
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30
Jan

SAS author’s tip: Getting the macro language to perform a %DO loop over a list of values

This week’s author tip is from Robert Virgile and his book “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”.  Virgile chose this tip because discovering and developing this technique will help you make the most of MACROS. We hope you find this tip useful. You can also read an excerpt from […]
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30
Jan

Why Effective Treatment Can Make a Disease MORE Common

Listen my dears and you will learn the difference between incidence and prevalence and why effective treatment for a disease may mean that more people have it. Prevalence is the number of people in the population who have a disease. It is computed as Number of people with disease   X 1,000 Number in population […] Read More
30
Jan

Silicon Valley BioTalks – Paper Trials vs. EDC Solutions

We will be hosting our 10th session of Silicon Valley BioTalks on “Paper Trials vs. EDC Solutions – Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices” on Wednesday, February 25th at the HP headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. The panel will be compromised of life science industry leaders including Esmeralda Sanjust, Sr. Director of Clinical Affairs at Elixir […] Read More
29
Jan

LimeSurvey is allergic to Cloudflare Rocket Loader

In case you use LimeSurvey with Cloudflare, you may want to disable Rocket Loader, which "automatically asynchronously load all JavaScript resources." In LimeSurvey it causes problem saving questions (the save button does not do anything), disables to... Read More
29
Jan

Using parameters in SAS Visual Analytics

In the latest release of SAS Visual Analytics Designer, a parameter is a variable whose value can be changed and that can be referenced by other report objects. Why is this an important introduction? This addition means that, not only can you design interactive reports via prompt controls, those controls […] Read More
29
Jan

Eating liver and prepping data: How are they similar?

This week, I finally ate some liver, for the first time in over 20 years - and I realized it's a lot like prepping data (which I'll explain in this blog post). Here are a few of the similarities: They're both good for you. Thinking about them makes you go […]
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29
Jan

Why statisticians need strong communication skills

This year the American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice (CSP) has some weighty themes including Big Data Prediction and Analysis and all of its exciting applications. But just as important is the theme Communication and Impact. Everyone knows that if you have a great idea or discovery but you […]
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28
Jan

SAS Global Forum 2015—content and schedule available now!

This is an exciting and busy time for the SAS Global Forum 2015 content and delivery teams. They have worked hard to finalize the content, enhance your scheduling experience and ensure that attendees have access to as much of the conference content as possible. Please set aside some time in […] Read More
28
Jan

The relationship between skewness and kurtosis

In my book Simulating Data with SAS, I discuss a relationship between the skewness and kurtosis of probability distributions that might not be familiar to some statistical programmers. Namely, the skewness and kurtosis of a probability distribution are not independent. If κ is the full kurtosis of a distribution and […] Read More
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