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Plotting data on Antarctica – a mapping challenge!

May 25, 2018
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Have you ever tried to plot data on a map of Antarctica ... and been thoroughly frustrated or confused?!? If you're that person, or even a seasoned map maker wanting to hone your skills, then this blog post is for you! But first, here is a picture to g...
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Comparing child poverty in 26 rich countries

May 24, 2018
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Poverty. It's a bit difficult to define who lives in poverty - I guess it's a relative thing, and depends on the standard of living of the people around you. Today we're going to take a look at the child poverty rates in several 'rich' countries (such ...
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Custom Style Templates: Start Small

May 23, 2018
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SAS author Jane Eslinger shows give you tips for working with PROC TEMPLATE when diving into the Output Delivery System (ODS) world. Learn how to create a custom style template to get the stylized output you want. The post Custom Style Templates: Start...
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A butterfly plot for comparing distributions

May 23, 2018
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A butterfly plot for comparing distributions

This article shows how to construct a butterfly plot in SAS. A butterfly plot (also called a butterfly chart) is a comparative bar chart or histogram that displays the distribution of a variable for two subpopulations. A butterfly plot for the cholesterol readings of 5,057 patients in a medical study

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Position items in a grid

May 21, 2018
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Position items in a grid

In a recent blog post, Chris Hemedinger used a scatter plot to show the result of 100 coin tosses. Chris arranged the 100 results in a 10 x 10 grid, where the first 10 results were shown on the first row, the second 10 were shown on the second row, and so

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Locate Home Folder for a User

May 21, 2018
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It is usually obvious where a SAS user’s metadata home folder (My Folder or private user folder) is – just look under /User Folders/ (or /Users/ in older SAS versions) for a folder with the user’s name. Sometimes, however, it can be a...
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Computing from Out in Left Field 2018-05-18 17:49:00

May 18, 2018
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For setting SAS Options in code, make sure you have the following dlls:Interop.SASSASObjectManagerSASWorkspaceManagerFor Interop.SAS, change the property to not Embed Interop Type.. If you don’t do this, you will get the following error:Unhandled Exce...
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What makes a SAS User? Insight and Community: Josh Horstman

May 17, 2018
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During SAS Global Forum 2018, I sat down with four SAS users to get their take on what makes a SAS user. Read through to find valuable tips they shared and up your SAS game. I’m sure you will come away inspired, as you discover some universal commonali...
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