9
Oct

An introduction to SAS Visual Analytics: the Parallel Period function of the Derived Item calculations

My new SAS Press book “An Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics” (written in collaboration with Tricia Aanderud and Rob Collum) covers all of the different aspects of SAS® Visual Analytics, including how to develop reports, load data, and handle administration. Below is an example of the types of tips that you can find [...]

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10
Aug

3 steps to prepare your data for accurate predictive models in SAS Enterprise Miner

In this post I describe the important tasks of data preparation, exploration and binning.These three steps enable you to know your data well and build accurate predictive models. First you need to clean your data. Cleaning includes eliminating variables which have uneven spread across the target variable. I give an [...]

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27
Jun

8 new summer reads for SAS users

Summer is here, which means vacations and time at the pool with a good book. If expanding your knowledge is a goal of yours this summer, SAS has a shelf full of new titles becoming available over the next few months. From new editions of classics – such as SAS® for Forecasting [...]

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27
Jun

How to perform an operation on all numeric or all character variables in a SAS data set

In a previous blog, I demonstrated a program and macro that could identify all numeric variables set to a specific value, such as 999. This blog discusses an immensely useful technique that allows you to perform an operation on all numeric or all character variables in a SAS data set. [...]

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26
Jun

Keeping your data set clean: Integrity constraints

When I teach my Data Cleaning course, the last topic I cover in the two-day course is SAS Integrity Constraints.  I find that most of the students, who are usually quite advanced programmers, have never heard of Integrity Constraints (abbreviated ICs).  I decided a short discussion on this topic would [...]

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6
Jun

Using regular expressions to verify the pattern of character data

Wait!  Don't close this window.  I understand that regular expressions can be very complicated (yes, there are many books on the subject), but some basic expressions to test patterns such as zip codes or telephone numbers are not that difficult.  In addition, you can sometimes use Google to search for [...]

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18
Apr

How to control the name of Excel sheets when they are all created at once

Ok, so you know how to create multiple sheets in Excel, but can anyone tell me how to control the name of the sheets when they are all created at once? In the ODS destination for Excel, the suboption SHEET_INTERVAL is set to TABLE by default.  So what does that [...]

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12
Apr

What’s your SAS interface?

I recently asked a SAS user, “Which interface do you use for SAS?” She replied, “Interface? I just install SAS and use it.” “You’re using the SAS windowing environment,” I explained, but she had no idea what I was talking about. This person is an extremely sophisticated SAS user who [...]

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31
Mar

Capturing output from any procedure with an ODS OUTPUT statement

There's an old song that starts out, "You Can Get Anything You Want at Alice's Restaurant."  Well, maybe you are too young to know that song, but if you’re a SAS users, you’ll be glad to know that you can capture anything produced by any SAS procedure (even if the [...]

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13
Mar

Reuse a Graph with Different Data

This post is part of our SAS Author Tips series. Today's post is from SAS Author Sanjay Matange. Do you have a complex multi-cell graph created in ODS Graphics Designer that you’d like to reuse with different data? Ideally, you’d like to change the data without having to change the plots in each [...]

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