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A SAS sandwich to satisfy every appetite

July 19, 2013
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How do you like your sandwich? On rye, whole wheat or white bread? What fillings and dressings do you like? You probably think I’ve gone completely crazy and I don’t blame you. What does food have to do with SAS, you say? Loads -- as you’ll find ...
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Top 10 SAS coding efficiencies

July 8, 2013
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Tried, tested and true -- I’m sure you already practice some, if not all, of these efficient techniques to save resources.  I recently shared these 10 techniques with the Wisconsin Illinois SAS users group in Milwaukee. The conference ran smoothly u...
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SAS Global Forum in cool and eclectic San Francisco

May 9, 2013
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San Francisco! The Bay Area and Silicon Valley: innovation, the brightest minds, creating, inspiring new technology and style. This city is known for its healthy food choices.  For example, I spotted a homeless man on my way from the Westin St. Franci...
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A database professional’s best friend

February 4, 2013
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To optimize a Structured Query Language (SQL), the database professional must befriend this order and perhaps even embrace it. Who is your best friend? I’m talking about the order in which SQL processes your statements. Simply put, in what order does...
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3 gifts to magically transform your data

December 20, 2012
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‘Tis the season to be gifting!  So what could be better than gifting your fellow SAS user or yourself with three gifts to celebrate the holiday season? As 2012 comes to an end, we think it’s a great idea to be thinking of ringing in the New Year w...
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Next best thing since sliced bread – SAS Enterprise Guide

November 14, 2012
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I recently had a student in a SAS Enterprise Guide class declare that EG was the next best thing since sliced bread. I couldn't have agreed with her more! In this post, I‘ll share four ways where EG outperforms SAS code –yes I know you’re a cod...
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Three must have SAS freebies

October 1, 2012
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"I want everything!" said a student when I paused to ask my SAS Programming 1 class what else they wanted to learn. Seriously! You want me to share everything I know in three days?  The student came back with... "Well okay, what about those freebies ...
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Why SAS skills are more in demand than ever before

August 30, 2012
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Wondering why technology is such a big deal and why working with SAS will be in demand forever? The great blackout of Toronto in 2003 proved that so well. We could barely survive without electricity for a whole day. While breakdowns make us acutely awa...
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