Accessing Databases in the Cloud – SAS Data Connectors and Amazon Web Services

August 22, 2019
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Accessing Databases in the Cloud – SAS Data Connectors and Amazon Web Services

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. This article covers the SAS offerings available to connect to and interact with the various database options available in Amazon Web Services.

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Two tips for optimizing a function that has a restricted domain

August 21, 2019
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Two tips for optimizing a function that has a restricted domain

An important application of nonlinear optimization is finding parameters of a model that fit data. For some models, the parameters are constrained by the data. A canonical example is the maximum likelihood estimation of a so-called "threshold parameter" for the three-parameter lognormal distribution. For...
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Execute Python inside a SAS Decision: Learn how in less than 5 minutes

August 19, 2019
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Execute Python inside a SAS Decision: Learn how in less than 5 minutes

You can now easily embed a python script in a SAS decision with SAS Intelligent Decisioning. If you want to execute in MAS, you do not need to wrap it in DS2 anymore. The python code node does it for you. Here is how...
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A skeptic’s guide to statistics in the media

August 19, 2019
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A skeptic’s guide to statistics in the media

News outlets share stats and graphs that they source from public data. It takes data literacy skills to critique the stats you see, and investigate more.

The post A skeptic's guide to statistics in the media appeared first on The SAS...
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Timing performance in SAS/IML: Built-in functions versus Base SAS functions

August 19, 2019
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Timing performance in SAS/IML: Built-in functions versus Base SAS functions

One of my friends likes to remind me that "there is no such thing as a free lunch," which he abbreviates by "TINSTAAFL" (or TANSTAAFL). The TINSTAAFL principle applies to computer programming because you often end up paying a cost (in performance) when you...
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How to fix common problems in output from ODS Graphics procedures

August 16, 2019
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How to fix common problems in output from ODS Graphics procedures

A few examples to demonstrate some of the common output-related problems with ODS Graphics Procedures. If your graphical output does not appear as you wanted, consider the options that you are using and make sure that you are using the correct option.

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Short-circuit evaluation and logical ligatures in SAS

August 14, 2019
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Short-circuit evaluation and logical ligatures in SAS

Many programmers are familiar with "short-circuit" evaluation in an IF-THEN statement. Short circuit means that a program does not evaluate the remainder of a logical expression if the value of the expression is already logically determined. The SAS DATA step supports short-circuiting for simple...
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SAS Intelligent Decisioning: Intro and Update

August 12, 2019
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SAS Intelligent Decisioning: Intro and Update

SAS Intelligent Decisioning enables users to create, test, control versioning and trace analytically driven decisions all in one solution.

SAS Intelligent Decisioning: Intro and Update was published on SAS Users.


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The math you learned in school: Yes, it’s useful!

August 12, 2019
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The math you learned in school: Yes, it’s useful!

What is this math good for, anyway?      –Every student, everywhere I am a professional applied mathematician, yet many of the mathematical and statistical techniques that I use every day are not from advanced university courses but are based on simple ideas taught in high...
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