The evolution of support.sas.com

September 23, 2016
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The evolution of support.sas.com

Every day, more than one hundred thousand SAS users visit our website looking for SAS information and resources. Given its importance to our user base, we’re constantly looking for ways to evolve the site.  Over the next few months, you’ll notice changes to the support website, changes we believe will

The evolution...
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What’s your favorite function in SAS?

September 22, 2016
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Last time I checked, there are well over 500 functions and call routines in SAS.  I’ve taught SAS programming courses for 15 years, and I’ll admit that occasionally my students will ask me about a particular function that I have honestly never heard of. ...
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Learn not one, not two, but four languages in SAS

September 21, 2016
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I started young. Since I was 9 years old, I’ve always loved cooking delicious, tasty and healthy food, and feeding friends and family. My aunt still remembers the delicious chocolate soufflé that trembled and shook but would never collapse that I made for them...
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Seize the Day! Submit an #SASGF Abstract by Oct 3

September 21, 2016
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Are you considering submitting an abstract for SAS Global Forum 2017? Maybe you have already read the posts about how it helps your career and the excitement of sharing ideas. What is holding you back? Maybe you don’t have an idea, maybe you fear...
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Simulate data from a generalized Gaussian distribution

September 21, 2016
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Simulate data from a generalized Gaussian distribution

Although statisticians often assume normally distributed errors, there are important processes for which the error distribution has a heavy tail. A well-known heavy-tailed distribution is the t distribution, but the t distribution is unsuitable for some applications because it does not have finite moments...
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Free eBook: Discovering data science with SAS

September 20, 2016
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We have just launched a free eBook containing a carefully selected collection of chapters from SAS Press books introducing the field of data science. Data science may be a difficult term to define, but data scientists are definitely in great demand! Wayne Thompson, Senior...
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Where did that gasoline pipeline break?

September 19, 2016
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Last week, one of the major pipelines supplying gasoline to the eastern US broke. Do you know where the break is, and which states will be having shortages? Me neither! ... So, of course, I created a SAS map to help... First I read...
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The distribution of nearest neighbor distances

September 19, 2016
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The distribution of nearest neighbor distances

Last week I showed how to compute nearest-neighbor distances for a set of numerical observations. Nearest-neighbor distances are used in many statistical computations, including the analysis of spatial point patterns. This article describes how the distribution of nearest-neighbor distances can help you determine whether...
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A few (hundred) SAS graphs to choose from!…

September 16, 2016
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I've created several hundred SAS graphs over the years. I was just musing to myself this morning how nicely Google lets me peruse through images of my graphs. And I thought some of you might also like to know how to do that... Most of you...
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