18
Apr

Solving the analyst’s toughest problems with SAS

If you’re an analyst, you know discovery in a complicated data set is one of the toughest problems to solve. But did you know the Business Knowledge Series course, Exploratory Analysis for Large and Complex Problems Using SAS Enterprise Miner, can help you solve those issues by tackling real-world problems? […]
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18
Apr

Make your macro invocations data driven!

Some very common questions we receive into Technical Support are, “I need to be able to send the data for every hospital listed in my data set to a separate .csv file. How can I do that?” Or, “How can I run a PROC REPORT for each region listed in […] Read More
17
Apr

Moving your clinical graphics from device based PROCs to template driven graphics

In writing the second edition of SAS Programming in the Pharmaceutical Industry, I knew that I wanted to replace the device-driven SAS/GRAPH figures with the new ODS template-driven graphics procedures. The latest developments in SAS graphics involve the template-driven procedures and tools found in SAS ODS graphics (i.e., ODS Graphics […]
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16
Apr

The Benefits of Being Uncool

Tom Peters has written quite a bit about the huge market opportunities in providing goods and services designed for two populations – women and old geezers. I thought of this today as, for the thousandth time, I went through the pre-check line only to have my titanium knee set off the security alarm and get […] Read More
16
Apr

Why learn SAS instead of Excel? ... Medicare data

Would you like to analyze the 9 million lines of Medicare payment data that was recently made public? You'll need lots of luck if you're planning to use Excel ... whereas this is the kind of thing SAS was built for! Their data download page warns that trying to import the raw […]
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16
Apr

CDISC Standards: Five Implementation Strategies

I was very glad to present at the CDISC Interchange Europe 2014 this month in France. This renowned conference was held in Paris, France on the 7-11th April 2014. I consider it as a premier venue for clinical trial experts dedicated to implementing and spreading the use of FDA-recommended CDISC standards. I explained in my presentation […] Read More
16
Apr

SAS author's tip: Crafting the decision tree structure for insight and exposition

This week's SAS tip is from Barry de Ville and Padraic Neville's enterprising new book Decision Trees for Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner. With their combined vast expertise, De Ville and Neville have created a comprehensive guide to decision tree theory, use, and applications. If you're interested in this week's free […]
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16
Apr

The Future of Clinical Data Sharing is Taking Shape

Amazing!!  For profit, companies are recognizing that it’s in their interest to share data. It only takes some careful planning to protect their assets.  The extremely high cost of drug R&D has now made it clear that collaboration is necessary to be successful. We are seeing new efforts to speed up discovery by sharing data, where possible, […] Read More
16
Apr

Take control of ODS results in SAS Enterprise Guide

When you run a program or task in SAS Enterprise Guide, the application wraps your job in an "ODS sandwich", the colloquial term we use for the ODS statements necessary to create output that can be viewed in your project. That's convenient for exploring and refining your program, but at […] Read More
16
Apr

Using metadata to identify "my brother Darryl"

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