NOTE: Charity Drive Starts Tomorrow

August 30, 2011
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NOTE: Charity Drive Starts Tomorrow

David Shannon, known far and wide in the UK SAS world (and beyond), is starting a charity drive from Land's End to John'O'Groats (LEJOG) tomorrow, i.e. from the most south westerly tip of Britain to the furthest point in the north westerly direction....
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Using 3rd party shape files to build map charts in SAS

August 30, 2011
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While talking to SAS users in Australia earlier this month, I often demonstrated the capabilities of the new Map Chart task in SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3. Creating map charts has never been easier: select your map data source, then select your response d...
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NOTE: Keyboard Shortcuts in the SAS Enhanced Editor (revisited)

August 30, 2011
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NOTE: Keyboard Shortcuts in the SAS Enhanced Editor (revisited)

My recent article on keyboard shortcuts generated a number of valuable responses. PeterC (seconded by Chris@SAS) mentioned that Ctrl+i, available in EG 4.3, would automatically re-indent my code and thereby tidy it up. A very recommendation, but ...
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NOTE: Upgrading to SAS 9.3

August 30, 2011
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NOTE: Upgrading to SAS 9.3

Paul Homes of Metacoda in Australia (suppliers of the Metacoda Security Plug-Ins for SAS) recently published a very well written blog article on SAS 9.3, the installation thereof. Amongst all of the other good information and advice from Paul, I was pa...
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Remapping the Super Key in Ubuntu..

August 30, 2011
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One of my laments about switching over to Ubuntu on my Macbook was the placement of the Super Key and the Control Key.  I’m so used to using the Command key for all of the keyboard shortcuts that the Control key just felt unnatural. There are a bunch of resources out there on the...
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Suppress Engine/Host Section in Proc Contents

August 29, 2011
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Suppress Engine/Host Section in Proc Contents

ODS EXCLUDE EngineHost ; SAS default behavior is for this statement to be in effect only until the next procedure it encounters. To tell SAS to continuously exclude these two objects from the output, add the PERSIST option as follows: ODS EXCLUDE ATT...
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Suppress Engine/Host Section in Proc Contents

August 29, 2011
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Suppress Engine/Host Section in Proc Contents

ODS EXCLUDE EngineHost ; SAS default behavior is for this statement to be in effect only until the next procedure it encounters. To tell SAS to continuously exclude these two objects from the output, add the PERSIST option as follows: ODS EXCLUDE ATT...
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Suppress Engine/Host Section in Proc Contents

August 29, 2011
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Suppress Engine/Host Section in Proc Contents

ODS EXCLUDE EngineHost ; SAS default behavior is for this statement to be in effect only until the next procedure it encounters. To tell SAS to continuously exclude these two objects from the output, add the PERSIST option as follows: ODS EXCLUDE ATT...
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Splinters on my backside from sitting on the fence

August 29, 2011
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Was the SAS Insight Series in New Zealand and Australia a prelude to the Rugby World Cup?  Perhaps it was, even you cannot find it on the list of official events.   But consider these coincidences: Like the Rugby World Cup, my trip was also sponsored...
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