Intransitive dice

November 30, 2020
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Intransitive dice

Most games of skill are transitive. If Player A wins against Player B and Player B wins against Player C, then you expect Player A to win against Player C, should they play. Because of this, you can rank the players: A > B > C Interestingly, not all games

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The SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment (SASHFADD) Tool

November 24, 2020
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The SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment (SASHFADD) Tool

SAS' Sandy Gibbs kicks off a series of posts on hot fixes for SAS®9 environments.

The SAS Hot Fix Analysis, Download and Deployment (SASHFADD) Tool was published on SAS Users.


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Ignore This Blog Post

November 24, 2020
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Ignore This Blog Post

The Little SAS Book, Sixth Edition is now a year old.  I have already written posts about What’s New in this edition, and the very cool XLSX LIBNAME engine.  So what more is there to say?  A lot, it turns out.  The Sixth Edition...
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Decile plots in SAS

November 23, 2020
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Decile plots in SAS

I previously showed how to create a decile calibration plot for a logistic regression model in SAS. A decile calibration plot (or "decile plot," for short) is used in some fields to visualize agreement between the data and a regression model. It can be...
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Thomas Bayes’ theorem and “inverse probability”

November 20, 2020
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Thomas Bayes’ theorem and “inverse probability”

The following is an excerpt from Cautionary Tales in Designed Experiments by David Salsburg. This book is available to download for free from SAS Press. The book aims to explain statistical design of experiments (DOE) to readers with minimal mathematical knowledge and skills. In...
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Connect, learn and share during virtual SAS Global Forum 2021

November 19, 2020
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Connect, learn and share during virtual SAS Global Forum 2021

If you’re like me and the rest of the conference team, you’ve probably attended more virtual events this year than you ever thought possible. You can see the general evolution of virtual events by watching the early ones from April or May and compare...
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Accessing Google Cloud Storage (GCS) with SAS Viya

November 18, 2020
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Accessing Google Cloud Storage (GCS) with SAS Viya

The story goes on to the tune of 90 percent of available data today has been created in the last two years! As SAS (and the computing world) moves to the cloud, the question of, "How do I deal with my data (Big and...
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Create scoring data when regressors are correlated

November 18, 2020
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Create scoring data when regressors are correlated

To help visualize regression models, SAS provides the EFFECTPLOT statement in several regression procedures and in PROC PLM, which is a general-purpose procedure for post-fitting analysis of linear models. When scoring and visualizing a model, it is important to use reasonable combinations of the...
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Three tips for plotting discontinuous functions in SAS

November 16, 2020
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Three tips for plotting discontinuous functions in SAS

I have previously written about how to plot a discontinuous function in SAS. That article shows how to use the GROUP= option on the SERIES statement to graph a discontinuous function. An alternative approach is to place a missing value for the Y variable...
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