Statistical Notes (3B): Confidence Intervals for Binomial Proportion Using SAS, Updated

May 23, 2015
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Statistical Notes (3B): Confidence Intervals for Binomial Proportion Using SAS, Updated

This quick note serves as a supplementnote of my previous Statistical Notes (3): Confidence Intervals for Binomial Proportion Using SAS which I will extend as a SESUG 2015 paper. Basically I added a new Blaker method to my CI_Single_Proportion.sas file and found more CIs from SAS PROC FREQ. First of all, call the script:...
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R Now Contains 150 Times as Many Commands as SAS

May 22, 2015
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R Now Contains 150 Times as Many Commands as SAS

by Bob Muenchen In my ongoing quest to analyze the world of analytics, I’ve updated the Growth in Capability section of The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. To save you the trouble of foraging through that tome, I’ve pasted it below. … Continue reading...
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Using LIBNAME XLSX to read and write Excel files

May 20, 2015
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Using LIBNAME XLSX to read and write Excel files

When you weren't watching, SAS did it again. We smuggled Yet Another Excel Engine into a SAS release. SAS 9.2 Maintenance 2 added the XLSX engine, which allows you to read and write Microsoft Excel files as if they were data sets in a...
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Direct me to the nuclear Bessels!

May 20, 2015
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Direct me to the nuclear Bessels!

When I was an undergraduate physic major, my favorite professor would start each class with a joke or pun. One day he began class with a paraphrase of a famous quote from the movie Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (the one with the...
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Happy 35th anniversary, Mount St. Helens

May 19, 2015
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Mount St. Helens volcano here in the US had a big eruption 35 years ago this week! Do you know exactly where it is located? Perhaps this SAS map can help... As you might have guessed, I'm a big fan of the awesome power of...
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Sending Text Messages from SAS

May 18, 2015
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Sending Text Messages from SAS

For me, a major highlight of SAS Global Forum 2015 was seeing Matthew Slaughter’s presentation, Sending Text Messages from SAS.  You may have noticed that his name is similar to mine.  This is not a coincidence as he is my son.  However, this paper...
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Dataset too big for PROC PRINT?

May 18, 2015
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Dataset too big for PROC PRINT? One weird trick solves your problem! proc print data=bigdata (obs=10); run; The OBS= dataset option specifies the last observation to process from an input dataset. In the above example, regardless of dataset size, only the first 10 observations...
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Improving the NC vehicle inspection pie chart

May 18, 2015
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Improving the NC vehicle inspection pie chart

North Carolina is a state that requires yearly inspections of motor vehicles. An inspection checks for safety features (lights, brakes, tires,....) as well as checking vehicle emissions to ensure that vehicles meet air pollution standards. I recently had a car inspected and noticed a...
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A little fun with UFO sightings data

May 15, 2015
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As a kid, I was always intrigued with UFO sightings and I guess I'm still a little that way ... therefore how could I not jump at the opportunity to explore some UFO sightings data! I guess "UFO" doesn't necessarily imply that something is...
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