Merge observed outcomes into a list of all outcomes

July 1, 2015
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Merge observed outcomes into a list of all outcomes

When you count the outcomes of an experiment, you do not always observe all of the possible outcomes. For example, if you roll a six-sided die 10 times, it might be that the "1" face does not appear in those 10 rolls. Obviously, this situation occurs more frequently with small

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Top 3 reasons to attend Analytics 2015 in Las Vegas

June 30, 2015
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I’m not a big gambler, but there is something I would put my money on – analytics. Analytics is helping companies turn information into value. And yes, I mean money. If you want to learn about the latest analytics trends and get in on...
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Hit Your IT Knowledge Targets!

June 30, 2015
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What I love most about the SAS community is the willingness to share information. I asked Tom Karl – how do you stay current with the complete deluge of new tools (Hadoop, Spark) and methods that are streaming toward you all the time.  He offered...
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More Flash in Chrome for Less Power … and the HTML5 Migration

June 30, 2015
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More Flash in Chrome for Less Power … and the HTML5 Migration

If you use one of SAS's web interfaces you'll be a great fan of the flexibility and usability of the user interface. And those capabilities are probably provided by Adobe Flash. Your browser is running the Flash plug-in.

But Flash...
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Born to be wild – analyzing motorcycle data

June 29, 2015
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What is it that people like so much about motorcycles? The thrill/excitement/freedom of riding them, the 'biker image' portrayed in movies, or great songs such as Little Honda by the Hondells? I'm not a biker per say, but I do have a couple of...
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An easy way to use numbers for column headers

June 29, 2015
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An easy way to use numbers for column headers

When I am computing with SAS/IML matrices and vectors, I often want to label the columns or rows so that I can better understand the data. The labels are called headers, and the COLNAME= and ROWNAME= options in the SAS/IML PRINT statement enable you...
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Is Greece in hot water, financially?

June 26, 2015
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Greece has been in the news lately, trying to secure funds to repay 1.5 billion euros to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of the month. And as luck would have it, there is some data available and some graphs to be...
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SAS Combinatorial Functions: Snippets

June 25, 2015
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1. Permutation and Combination data _null_;     n = 5;     r = 2;    *the factorial of a number;    fact=fact(n);    *for positive integers, fact(n) = gamma(n+1);    gamm=gamma(n + 1);    *C(n,r): number of combinations of n objects selected r ;...
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Pyramids, body parts, and gender differences

June 25, 2015
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Nope - we're not digging up mummies in pyramids and analyzing the gender - this blog is about population pyramid charts and "digging into data"! But since the title might have lured in some pyramid fans, here's a picture of my friend Angela posing beside...
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