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The diffogram and other graphs for multiple comparisons of means

October 18, 2017
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The diffogram and other graphs for multiple comparisons of means

In a previous article, I discussed the lines plot for multiple comparisons of means. Another graph that is frequently used for multiple comparisons is the diffogram, which indicates whether the pairwise differences between means of groups are statistically significant. This article discusses how to interpret a diffogram. Two related plots

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RDU airport -vs- surrounding parks and nature

October 17, 2017
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In growing areas such as the Research Triangle Park, there is always the tough decision between developing land for business, or keeping it natural for parks and recreation. SAS is fortunate to have the great hiking trails at Umstead Park just across t...
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Share your SAS Certification experience and maximize value

October 17, 2017
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You know the value of your SAS Certification; does the rest of the world? A recent MONEY and Payscale.com study named SAS Analytics skills as the most valuable skills to have in today’s job market and certification is the best way to demonstrate those skills. Recognition like this helps solidify

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How to format a macro variable

October 16, 2017
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Would you like to format your macro variables? Easy!  Just use the %FORMAT function, like this: What?! You never heard of the %FORMAT function? Of course not, cuz it doesn't exist! No problem. Just create it, like this: %macro format(value,format); %if %datatyp(&value)=CHAR %then %sysfunc(putc(&value,&format)); %else %left(%qsysfunc(putn(&value,&format))); %mend format; The %FORMAT

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Graphs for multiple comparisons of means: The lines plot

October 16, 2017
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Graphs for multiple comparisons of means: The lines plot

Last week Warren Kuhfeld wrote about a graph called the "lines plot" that is produced by SAS/STAT procedures in SAS 9.4M5. (Notice that the "lines plot" has an 's'; it is not a line plot!) The lines plot is produced as part of an analysis that performs multiple comparisons of

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Cisco Information Server (CIS) and MS OLAP

October 12, 2017
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Ok, so my recent issue was integrating CIS with Microsoft OLAP cubes. The normal way to do this is to set up MS OLAP (SSAS) with a website and use XML/A to connect. I started down that path and decided to try a different tack based some StackOverflow articles. Here is my approach that...
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PROC FORMAT Error with CNTLIN

October 12, 2017
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What I was doing:Using a SQL Server table to feed a PROC FORMAT using CNTLIN.Error message seen:ERROR: Cannot mix missing and nonmissing values in the same rangeCause:START column was defined as character and END column was defined as a numeric (decimal)
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Transforming Analytics into an Art Form

October 11, 2017
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As analytics advances into more areas of our everyday life there is an increased need to understand just what it is that analytics is accomplishing for us.  I find there is a quicker acceptance of an analytical solution and even excitement if there is a good conceptual understanding of what

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