How to Use Transparency to Overcome Overplotting

March 4, 2011
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How to Use Transparency to Overcome Overplotting

Do you have many points in your scatter plots that overlap each other? If so, your graph exhibits overplotting. Overplotting occurs when many points have similar coordinates. For example, the following scatter plot (which is produced by using the...
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How to add the Outlook addin 4.3 after the fact – thanks Angela!

March 4, 2011
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I while ago I posted about remembering to tick the box for outlook integration when installing AMO 4.3. Barry commented that you dont see that tick box option when you do an upgrade from a previous version of AMO. Angela has just posted a way of adding it after the fact over here  Super Important Tip on Upgrading...
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Let the 2011 User Group Season Begin!

March 4, 2011
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The 2011 user group season is upon us, and boy oh boy, what a start!!! Tomorrow's TASS meeting at the SAS offices in Toronto is pushing 300 registrants. Perhaps it's the (very) early promise of spring that's motivating people to brave the chilly early ...
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SUNZ 2011 – a great conference

March 3, 2011
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Well the New Zealand SAS User group (SUNZ) is over for another year, with over 250 people attending last Thursday. The presentations will be up soonish, but mine is up early here “Delivering Data Quality in the Real Word – A case study using SAS Dataflux” The main theme I got from the conference was the...
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Installing Enterprise Miner 6.2 Client – Use the install and config option!

March 3, 2011
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Had a weird one this week. SAS are installing a Grid environment at a customer site. We had already installed the SAS 9.2 clients on a dedicated Citrix box, so the dev team could test the new SAS 9.2 clients / functionality. We wanted to add a few clients, including the Enterprise Miner 6.2...
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2 Popular SAS Topics, 2 Awesome SAS Instructors, a Pinnacle SAS Event

March 2, 2011
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2 Popular SAS Topics, 2 Awesome SAS Instructors, a Pinnacle SAS Event

Marty HultgrenMichelle BucheckerSAS Global Forum creates a big buzz in the SAS user community, so in order to find out what the fuss is about, I decided to chat with a couple of our instructors who would be going to Las Vegas. In addition to teach...
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Using ODS Graphics Designer with SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3

March 2, 2011
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Using ODS Graphics Designer with SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3

The ODS Graphics Designer allows you to design and build your own statistical graphs in SAS, without having to learn how to program in the new graph template language (GTL). The ODS Graphics Designer is a rich user interface that allows you to des...
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The Macro Loop That Vanished: How to Simplify Your SAS/IML Programs

March 2, 2011
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I don't use the SAS macro language very often. Because the SAS/IML language has statements for looping and evaluating expressions, I rarely write a macro function as part of a SAS/IML programs. Oh, sure, I use the %LET statement to define globa...
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Can SAS/GRAPH Get You a Gig in Vegas?

March 1, 2011
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Can SAS/GRAPH Get You a Gig in Vegas?

A few months ago I wrote a blog entry titled "SAS/GRAPH "SG" Procedures--Not Just for Statisticians!" It was so well received that I was invited to open for Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas! Well, not really, but I was invited (along ...
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