Looking after your digital self

September 30, 2016
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Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw, formerly Google Ideas, and Chief Advisor to Alphabet Executive Chairman (former Google CEO) Eric Schmidt, presented a very interesting keynote at Analytics Experience this month. In it he mentioned the idea of a ‘digital self’. He explained most people have not one but numerous digital

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CIMB data science challenge

September 29, 2016
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Similar to hunting for Mewtwo (Pokémon), identifying and recruiting talented data scientists is just as elusive. CIMB decided that the best way would be to bring budding data scientist together for a challenge. This will provide candidates the opportunity to win cash prizes along...
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SAS & bugs & rock & roll

September 28, 2016
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SAS Programming Professionals, SAS & bugs & rock & roll? But, of course! SAS Because of its amazing versatility, SAS is indisputably the greatest software package currently in use anywhere within the Milky Way Galaxy.  Can SAS input every type of flat file imaginable? ...
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Distances between observations in two groups

September 28, 2016
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Distances between observations in two groups

Last week I showed how to find the nearest neighbors for a set of d-dimensional points. A SAS user wrote to ask whether something similar could be done when you have two distinct groups of points and you want to find the elements in...
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A statistical crossword puzzle to exercise your brain

September 27, 2016
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I recently read a very interesting article describing how analytics is being used to detect cheating/copying/re-use in crossword puzzle creation, in some of the major news publications. This inspired me to try my hand at creating a totally new & unique crossword puzzle ... of course...
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Free training course: SAS Programming for R Users

September 26, 2016
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Are you ready to broaden your programming skills to land a new job or be a more versatile programmer at your current job? Then this new (and free!) course might be for you. SAS Programming for R Users is a free course developed to...
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Create an ogive in SAS

September 26, 2016
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Create an ogive in SAS

My son is taking an AP Statistics course in high school this year. AP Statistics is one of the fastest-growing AP courses, so I welcome the chance to see topics and techniques in the course. Last week I was pleased to see that they...
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The evolution of support.sas.com

September 23, 2016
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The evolution of support.sas.com

Every day, more than one hundred thousand SAS users visit our website looking for SAS information and resources. Given its importance to our user base, we’re constantly looking for ways to evolve the site.  Over the next few months, you’ll notice changes to the...
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What’s your favorite function in SAS?

September 22, 2016
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Last time I checked, there are well over 500 functions and call routines in SAS.  I’ve taught SAS programming courses for 15 years, and I’ll admit that occasionally my students will ask me about a particular function that I have honestly never heard of. ...
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