Expand Your SAS Knowledge by Learning PROC SQL

January 21, 2020
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Expand Your SAS Knowledge by Learning PROC SQL

One great thing about being a SAS programmer is that you never run out of new things to learn. SAS often gives us a variety of methods to produce the same result. One good example of this is the DATA step and PROC SQL, both of which manipulate data. The

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The Johnson SB distribution

January 20, 2020
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The Johnson SB distribution

From the early days of probability and statistics, researchers have tried to organize and categorize parametric probability distributions. For example, Pearson (1895, 1901, and 1916) developed a system of seven distributions, which was later called the Pearson system. The main idea behind a "system"...
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Missing data? Quickly impute values using SAS Viya

January 16, 2020
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Missing data? Quickly impute values using SAS Viya

This blog is part of a series on SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning (VDMML). If you're new to SAS VDMML and you want a brief overview of the features available, check out my last blog post! This blog will discuss types of missing...
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How to utilize Customer Lifetime Value with SAS Visual Analytics

January 15, 2020
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How to utilize Customer Lifetime Value with SAS Visual Analytics

Some business models will segment the worth of their customers into categories that will often give different levels of service to the more “higher worth” customers. The metric most often used for that is called Customer Lifetime Value (CLV). CLV is simply a balance...
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The moment-ratio diagram

January 15, 2020
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The moment-ratio diagram

In my book Simulating Data with SAS, I show how to use a graphical tool, called the moment-ratio diagram, to characterize and compare continuous probability distributions based on their skewness and kurtosis (Wicklin, 2013, Chapter 16). The idea behind the moment-ratio diagram is that...
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Foresight is 2020! New books to take your skills to the next level

January 13, 2020
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Foresight is 2020! New books to take your skills to the next level

Are you ready to get a jump start on the new year? If you’ve been wanting to brush up your SAS skills or learn something new, there’s no time like a new decade to start! SAS Press is releasing several new books in the...
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10 posts from 2019 that deserve a second look

January 13, 2020
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10 posts from 2019 that deserve a second look

Did you add "learn something new" to your list of New Year's resolutions? Last week, I wrote about the most popular articles from The DO Loop in 2019. The most popular articles are about elementary topics in SAS programming or univariate statistics because those...
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Why does my SAS date have the wrong century?

January 10, 2020
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Why does my SAS date have the wrong century?

2020 is here and systems that use 2-digit years in date values are getting confused. Do we mean 1920 or 2020? In SAS, the YEARCUTOFF= option lets you decide.

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Adventures of a SAS detective and the fantastic FIND function

January 8, 2020
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Adventures of a SAS detective and the fantastic FIND function

Did I trick you into seeing what this blog is about with its mysterious title? I am going to talk about how to use the FIND function to search text values. The FIND function searches for substrings in character values. For example, you might...
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