3
May

Free Resources for Learning SAS (and Other Tips from SAS Authors)

In celebration of SAS Global Forum, the folks at SAS Press gathered tips from SAS Press authors.  Here is my contribution: This is the best time ever to learn SAS! When I first encountered SAS, there were only two ways that I could get help. I could either ask another graduate student who might or […] Read More
3
May

What I learned from my favorite paper at SAS Global Forum

At first, I was thinking it wasn’t right to have a favorite paper, but then I realized that was idiotic. It’s not like these papers (or their presenters) are my children. My favorite paper was, Statistical modeling for large complex data: Five new directions from SAS/STAT software If you’re not a statistician, props to you […] Read More
2
May

SAS Author Spotlight: Goutam Chakraborty

As the excitement of SAS Global Forum begins to die down and we dust off our sequins for another year, it’s time to get back behind the desk. This year at SAS Global Forum we hosted a "Top Tips from Your Favorite SAS Press Authors" lunch where we asked three or four […]

The post SAS Author Spotlight: Goutam Chakraborty appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

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2
May

Directed Link Networks

A few weeks ago I posted an article describing how to display simple Network Diagrams with Curved Links using SGPLOT procedure.  The key requirement is that the node positions have to be computed by user.  Often, for simple diagrams, nodes can be positioned using a simple layered layout.  Separately, I also […]

The post Directed Link Networks appeared first on Graphically Speaking.

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2
May

How much do New Yorkers tip taxi drivers?

When I read Robert Allison's article about the cost of a taxi ride in New York City, I was struck by the scatter plot (shown at right; click to enlarge) that plots the tip amount against the total bill for 12 million taxi rides. The graph clearly reveals diagonal and […]

The post How much do New Yorkers tip taxi drivers? appeared first on The DO Loop.

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1
May

Jedi SAS Tricks - Make This a Button in Base SAS

A recent post, Jedi SAS Tricks: The DATA to DATA Step Macro, engendered a lot of response on Twitter. One of the re-tweets included a call to action - make this a button in Base SAS! Well, Sam, I aim to please! Now, I'm not the guy who builds the SAS Windowing […]

The post Jedi SAS Tricks - Make This a Button in Base SAS appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

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29
Apr

Dealing with Dates in SAS Visual Analytics Designer

In a previous blog, I discussed SAS date and time values, and how date and time formats can be used to your advantage in SAS Visual Analytics. That blog addressed some of the features provided for handling date information, like date formats, date hierarchies, and calculated data items based on time […]

Dealing with Dates in SAS Visual Analytics Designer was published on SAS Users.

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28
Apr

What does PROC REPORT do?

At SAS Global Forum in Las Vegas I was asked the question, “What does PROC REPORT do?”  It is a simple question, but I hesitated to answer.  I’m normally so deep inside the nitty gritty details of PROC REPORT that I don’t often think about what it would be like […]

The post What does PROC REPORT do? appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

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28
Apr

Parents are Allowed to Have their Own Dreams

In the past month, I have been in five cities and three states and met a lot of people. Lately, I’ve had conversations with several families that have adult “children” living at home in their 30s, 40s and even 50s. By then, the children’s girlfriend/boyfriend and children are also living in the home. Often, this […] Read More
27
Apr

Use parameters to pick your metric in Visual Analytics Reports

Look at the report below. Imagine being asked to allow your users to select which Measure, highlighted in yellow, they are looking at: Income, Expense or Profit. This is a frequent report requirement and I’m going to outline just one of the ways you can design your report to satisfy […]

Use parameters to pick your metric in Visual Analytics Reports was published on SAS Users.

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