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
29
Aug

I’m upset that I’m not perfect: Rant on grant writing and success

I’m upset that I’m not perfect and I’m also very tired. The Invisible Developer asked me tonight if I had a list of all of the grants that I’d had funded in my career.  For some reason, he thought I should have kept track of that. I told him that no one cared, not even […] Read More
29
Aug

New Graphics Features in SAS 9.4M2 - Part 2

For far too long we have been using the venerable Scatter Plot to do the work of placing text strings in the graph.  For far too long we have used the Scatter Plot or the Block Plot to place axis aligned text in the graphs.   It is time to […]
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28
Aug

BioNews [8.28.14]

Top News Headline Company Type In a big split, Baxter looks to relocate biopharma to Boston Baxter Relocation FDA lifts a hold on one of OncoMed's cancer drug programs OncoMed Study Continuation The Ebola vaccine game plan takes shape as GSK, agencies hit the gas GlaxoSmithKline  Ebola Vaccine Hundreds Of Girls Struck With Mystery Illness; […] Read More
28
Aug

Jedi SAS Tricks - These aren't the labels...

In the first Star Wars movie, Obi-wan uses Jedi mind tricks to convince the stormtroopers that the droids they see are not the droids they're looking for.  A colleague at SAS passed along a question from a SAS user where the column labels they were seeing were NOT the labels […]
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28
Aug

US public schools projected to be majority-minority in 2014

Being that today is a Throwback Thursday, I decided to re-create one of my favorite things from elementary school -- show-and-tell! And of course I'll be showing and telling you about a graph ... using school data! :) OK - that SAS graph certainly is "Throwback" but it's not the one […]
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28
Aug

Shaping support.sas.com with your help

You may have seen the many pleas and reminders for you to take the survey and help improve support.sas.com. You may be wondering why you continue to see them.  Well, the answer is simple:  It is important to us to hear from as many of you as possible before we […]
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28
Aug

NOTE: What's More in 9.4 - Admin & Deployment

We can't consider SAS version 9.4 to be "new" any more (it first shipped in July 2013), but if we had the numbers to show it, I'm sure we'd see that less than 50% of customers have upgraded, so it's worth revisiting 9.4's attractions.The complexity, ef... Read More
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