28
Nov

Drill, baby, drill—using SAS to drill down through Google maps

No matter what your profession, political leanings or environmental philosophy, “drill, baby, drill” may be the slogan for you. In this post, I’m going to show you how to use SAS to “drill down” as it relates to the Earth’s surface or its model to be precise. We are going […] Read More
26
Nov

SAS Environment Manager Data Mart—the heart of the Service Management Architecture

Several new capabilities and components are available in SAS Environment Manager 2.4, the web-based administration solution for a SAS environment. For me, the most important enhancement is probably the SAS Environment Manager Service Management Architecture Framework, which provides features and functions that enable SAS Environment Manager to fit into a […] Read More
26
Nov

The Wishart distribution: Covariance matrices for multivariate normal data

I've written about how to generate a sample from a multivariate normal (MVN) distribution in SAS by using the RANDNORMAL function in SAS/IML software. Last week a SAS/IML programmer showed me a program that simulated MVN data and computed the resulting covariance matrix for each simulated sample. The purpose of […] Read More
25
Nov

SAS takes your word for it

Last year, 50 companies came knocking on the doors of Rotman School of Management in Canada to recruit Masters of Business Administration (MBA) grads with SAS skills. Because of that demand, Rotman is now partnering with SAS to offer SAS Programming. Last Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity to teach […]
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25
Nov

BioNews [11.25.14]

Top News Headline Company Type BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Acquires ProSensa Holding N.V. For Up To $840M BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Acquisition Amgen Terminates All Rilotumumab Clinical Trials For Advanced Gastric Cancer Amgen Terminated Trials Genentech Defends Supply Shift For Top Cancer Drugs Genentech Distribution of Cancer Drugs Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval Of ONEXTON™ Gel For […] Read More
25
Nov

Fun with Bar Charts

As Sheldon Cooper would say, this is the first episode of "Fun with Charts".  I did not find a cool term like "Vexillology" and "Cartography" is taken by map making, so let us go with "Chartology". Yesterday, I saw a couple of interesting bar charts as shown on the right.  I thought […]
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25
Nov

How a software geek prepares for the holidays

I'm not really into traveling and eating with family at Thanksgiving, but what are the local restaurant alternatives? The list was a bit overwhelming, so I used SAS to help analyze my options... My holiday meal fall-back has always been the Waffle House - they're open 24/7, 365 days a […]
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24
Nov

Overview of new features in SAS/IML 13.1

SAS software contains a lot of features, and each release adds more.To make sure that you do not miss new features that appear in the SAS/IML language, the word cloud on the right sidebar of my blog contains numbers that relate to SAS or SAS/IML releases. For example, you can […] Read More
21
Nov

SAS arrays—be not afraid!

Arrays are a powerful SAS programming tool. They can be used to simplify coding for repetitive calculations, to transpose data and to evaluate variables in a non-sequential manner. Sometimes users are intimidated by the term array, but in SAS, an array is simply a grouping of variables that lasts for […] Read More
21
Nov

Resampling and permutation tests in SAS

My colleagues at the SAS & R blog recently posted an example of how to program a permutation test in SAS and R. Their SAS implementation used Base SAS and was "relatively cumbersome" (their words) when compared with the R code. In today's post I implement the permutation test in […] Read More
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