29
Jul

SQL Joins in SAS University Edition

Probably the most important thing you can learn in the free SAS University Edition is how to work with data. And one of the most powerful tools for working with data is Proc SQL ... I've used Proc SQL in some of my previous blog posts for simple tasks (such […]
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28
Jul

SESUG 2014—learning, networking, problem-solving

Sun, surf and SAS await you at this year’s South East SAS Users Group (SESUG) conference. Located at the beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from October 19-21, the conference offers two full days of learning, networking and problem-solving. “Every year I’ve attended, I’ve found something that I could immediately use […] Read More
28
Jul

Lexicographic combinations in SAS

In a previous blog post, I described how to generate combinations in SAS by using the ALLCOMB function in SAS/IML software. The ALLCOMB function in Base SAS is the equivalent function for DATA step programmers. Recall that a combination is a unique arrangement of k elements chosen from a set […] Read More
27
Jul

Overlay Bar Charts

A couple of days back, Rick Wicklin forwarded me a link to an article on the BadHessian Blog on creating a Bar Chart using six different freeware packages in R, Python and Julia.   The target bar chart was one produced by the Jetpack stat module with WordPress.  The graph is shown below. The unique feature of […]
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26
Jul

Let them code games about cake

I’ve spent a good bit of my life living and working in places that many of my colleagues would not drive through in the middle of the day with the windows rolled up and the car doors locked, so you’ll have to excuse me if I am a bit cynical about the latest push to […] Read More
25
Jul

Podcast: Cloud for Clinical Trials With Clinovo’s CTO Marc Desgrousilliers

Clinovo’s CTO, Marc Desgrousilliers, was recently interviewed as part of Partnerships in Clinical Trials ‘Inside Outsourcing‘ podcast series on the topic of cloud for clinical trials. In it, Marc covers how to get started when considering a cloud approach towards clinical trials, as well as offering a glimpse of Clinovo’s upcoming cloud-based Electronic Data Capture […] Read More
25
Jul

Partitioning in Hadoop, sorting in SAS--same results, different methods

SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop is a single interactive programming environment for analytics on Hadoop that  integrates analytical data preparation, exploration, modeling and deployment. It’s principle components are the IMSTAT procedure (PROC IMSTAT) and the SAS LASR Analytic Engine (or SASIOLA engine for input-output with LASR). Within the SAS In-Memory Statistics […] Read More
24
Jul

When did 'your music' become 'classic rock'

In this blog post, I put some classic rock song data under the SAS Analytics microscope, to see if I could get a better picture of exactly what is considered 'classic rock' these days... Michael Raithel recently pointed me to an interesting article/study about 'classic rock' music, and invited (or is […]
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24
Jul

Live Google maps in SAS -- multiple markers

In my prior post, Spice up SAS output with live Google maps, I discussed the idea of delivering live Google map through SAS output and demonstrated the feasibility of doing so in SAS Information Delivery portal. Similarly, it can be done for any SAS HTML output.  You would just need […] Read More
23
Jul

Why visual literacy matters

Visual literacy, being the word chooser of this blog, I have decided means the ability to “read” graphic information. A post I saw today on Facebook earnings over time gave a prime example of this.   If you are a fluent “visualizer”, then just like a fluent reader can read a paragraph and comprehend it, […] Read More
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