Here are the Amazon HQ2 finalists!

January 22, 2018
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Amazon recently announced the 20 finalists in their search for a location to house their new 2nd headquarters (nicknamed 'hq2'). They showed a map on their web page, but I wanted to create my own map, with a few improvements ... Here's their official m...
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Create lists by using a natural syntax in SAS/IML

January 22, 2018
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Create lists by using a natural syntax in SAS/IML

SAS/IML 14.3 (SAS 9.4M5) introduced a new syntax for creating lists and for assigning and extracting item in a list. Lists (introduced in SAS/IML 14.2) are data structures that are convenient for holding heterogeneous data. A single list can hold character matrices, numeric matrices,...
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Use Network Analysis to Understand Your Customers with SAS Visual Analytics 8.2

January 22, 2018
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You can use the SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 Network Analysis object to visualize relationships. For some recent data analysis, I was trying to understand the customer to sales office relationship. My suspicion was that it wasn’t evenly distributed a...
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Polishing up your Bitcoins!

January 19, 2018
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With all the talk about Bitcoin in the news lately, I decided it was time I created a Bitcoin graph! Follow along as I track down the data, create a graph, and then polish up that graph to make it shine. But before we...
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Shedding some light on the lottery!

January 17, 2018
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Have you ever played the lottery? Have you ever heard people bragging about all the money they've won? Does it make you want to play? ... We've had an Education Lottery here in North Carolina for over 10 years, but I still didn't really know...
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How much does it cost to give birth in the US?

January 17, 2018
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How much does it cost to give birth in the US?

Money magazine (Jan/Feb 2018) contains an article about how much it costs to give birth in the US. The costs, which are based on insurance data, include prenatal care and hospital delivery but exclude infant care. The data are compiled for each state (including...
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How to secure your REST API credentials in SAS programs

January 16, 2018
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How to secure your REST API credentials in SAS programs

I've used SAS with a bunch of different REST APIs: GitHub, Brightcove, Google Analytics, Lithium, LinkedIn, and more. For most of these I have to send user/password or "secret" application tokens to the web service so that it knows who I am and what...
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SAS Enterprise Guide tools for programmers

January 15, 2018
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If you are a SAS programmer, you may wonder why you should read this. After all isn’t SAS Enterprise Guide just for folks who don’t want to be bothered writing SAS code? SAS Enterprise Guide is just point, click, and get results, right? Well...
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Data unavailable? Use the “eyeball distribution” to simulate

January 15, 2018
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Data unavailable? Use the “eyeball distribution” to simulate

Last week I got the following message: Dear Rick: How can I create a normal distribution within a specified range (min and max)? I need to simulate a normal distribution that fits within a specified range. I realize that a normal distribution is by...
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