SAS ERROR: Cannot load SSL support. on Microsoft Windows

August 30, 2016
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When using SAS with HTTPS or FTPS, which requires SSL/TLS support, you may see this error message in the SAS log.


ERROR: Cannot load SSL support.

Here is an example of code that can trigger the error.


filename myref url "https://www.google.com";
data _null_;
infile myref;
run;

The cause was that

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Analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones

August 30, 2016
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What do people have in common who have used analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones?  They were all probably born before 1980! Now, let's focus on those payphones!... A lot of young kids these days can't imagine a world where everyone doesn't have a...
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Weighted percentiles

August 29, 2016
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Weighted percentiles

Many univariate descriptive statistics are intuitive. However, weighted statistic are less intuitive. A weight variable changes the computation of a statistic by giving more weight to some observations than to others. This article shows how to compute and visualize weighted percentiles, also known as...
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Trends in analytics with Zencos

August 26, 2016
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Leading up to the Analytics Experience conference, we're going to explore the big trends, hot topics and what's ahead in the industry with some of the companies leading the way. I had the chance to interview David Septoff, CEO of Zencos to get his take on...
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ERROR 180-322: The story of an error message

August 25, 2016
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First, if you landed on this topic because you encountered this SAS message: ERROR 180-322: Statement is not valid or it is used out of proper order. ...then I'll tell you right now: you've probably left off a semicolon in one of your SAS...
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How close are you to a nuclear plant?

August 25, 2016
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Have you ever wondered how far you live from the closest nuclear power plant? I've crunched the numbers for cities here in the US, and created an interactive SAS map to help answer that question! The average age of US nuclear power plants is...
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A map of Zika cases in the US

August 24, 2016
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As Zika starts spreading into the US, it will be important to have a way to track it. Therefore I wrote some SAS code to pull the latest data from the CDC website, and plot it on a map... But before we get into...
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Halley’s method for finding roots

August 24, 2016
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Halley’s method for finding roots

Edmond Halley (1656-1742) is best known for computing the orbit and predicting the return of the short-period comet that bears his name. However, like many scientists of his era, he was involved in a variety of mathematical and scientific activities. One of his mathematical...
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Now is the time to get SAS certified

August 23, 2016
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Yes, I read the baby books.  I visited the websites.  I swaddled a football.  I was prepared. When my daughter came into the world last year there was a small comfort that I had done about all I could do to prepare for her...
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