27
Feb

SAS Visual Analytics: creating a custom sort order

Does your week start on Sunday or Monday? Do you have a promotional product you would like to see at the top of your list? Do you have a particular order in which you like to view your regions? Custom sorting is now possible with SAS Visual Analytics 7.1. The […] Read More
27
Feb

Plotting multiple time series in SAS/IML (Wide to Long, Part 2)

I recently wrote about how to overlay multiple curves on a single graph by reshaping wide data (with many variables) into long data (with a grouping variable). The implementation used PROC TRANSPOSE, which is a procedure in Base SAS. When you program in the SAS/IML language, you might encounter data […] Read More
26
Feb

BioNews [2.26.15]

Top News Headline Company Type Bay Area's Pharmacyclics (PCYC) Mulls Possible $18 Billion Sale; Johnson & Johnson (JNJ),Novartis AG (NVS) Interested Pharmacyclics Acquisition Bayer HealthCare (BAY) Strikes Deal With Mission Bay Incubator Tenant Aronora Bayer HealthCare Aronora Partnership Fresh Off Its $140 Million IPO, Bellicum (BLCM) Lays Out Hiring Plans Bellicum Jobs Ousted Retrophin (RTRX) CEO […] Read More
25
Feb

Configuring storage for SAS--additional guidelines

My Performance Validation team in SAS R&D is constantly working with our partners to test how their storage arrays work with SAS.  In late 2014, we finalized several papers that discuss how a mixed analytics workload performs on several storage arrays.  While doing this testing, we also listed lessons-learned in […] Read More
25
Feb

Plotting multiple series: Transforming data from wide to long

Data. To a statistician, data are the observed values. To a SAS programmer, analyzing data requires knowledge of the values and how the data are arranged in a data set. Sometimes the data are in a "wide form" in which there are many variables. However, to perform a certain analysis […] Read More
25
Feb

How Not to Get Your Ass Fired: Part 3

It has been a while since I wrote on this topic, which, as I explained initially, was going to be a blog category called “Mama AnnMaria’s Advice on Not Getting Your Ass Fired” but it turned out out that doesn’t fit in the sidebar. It was suggested to me this week by a couple of […] Read More
24
Feb

BioNews [2.24.15]

Top News Headline Company Type Aprecia Pharmaceuticals to Fill Vacant Building With 150 Jobs, $25 Million Investment Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Jobs Novartis AG (NVS)'s Farydak Wins FDA Approval After Setback Novartis AG FDA Approval Once-Promising San Diego Biotech Cebix Quietly Shuts Down Cebix Shut Down  Merck & Co. (MRK) Bets $450 Million on Bay Area's NGM […] Read More
24
Feb

SAS Global Forum 2015—arrive early, stay late, learn and save

I’m not a seasoned business traveler so I generally plan to arrive extra early and leave a little late to avoid any last-minute stress. The problem with all that stress-avoidance is that I often have extra time on my hands and am stuck with finding ways to entertain myself. What […] Read More
23
Feb

SAS author’s tip: A “most common” macro error

This week’s author tip is from Robert Virgile and his book SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques.  Virgile chose this tip because even good programmer’s make errors. We hope you find this tip useful. You can also read an excerpt from Virgile’s book. Even good programmers make errors.  In […]
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23
Feb

Tracking the increase in marijuana's THC content

After the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado in 2012, it has been a much more frequent news topic than before - even from a data analysis perspective... I was recently looking for 'interesting' data to analyze with SAS, and I noticed some articles about the increasing potency of marijuana in […]
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