The Statistics of My Grocery Bill

November 12, 2010
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The Statistics of My Grocery Bill

The other day I was at the grocery store buying a week's worth of groceries. When the cashier, Kurt (not his real name), totaled my bill, he announced, "That'll be ninety-six dollars, even." "Even?" I asked incredulously. "You mean no cents?" "Y...
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Usability car salesmen

Usability car salesmen

Hot on the wake of World Statistics Day, when there were close to 7,012 blogs from SAS about it, World Usability Day almost passed unnoticed. But the keen-eyed noted that at SAS, we celebrated World Usability Day with an internal showcase event. ...
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A Regional Love Affair

November 11, 2010
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A Regional Love Affair

Texas gets into your blood and good people at a great conference get into your heart. At least that's what happened to me this week when I went to the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel in Austin Texas* for the South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) annua...
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SAS / Teradata Fastexport – dbsliceparm = all

November 11, 2010
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Fastexport is the fastest way to get large data out of teradata. Fastexport utilizes multiple connections to deliver data and therefore speeding up the transfer of data between Teradata and SAS. Here are a few examples of fastexport. /* libname statement*/ libname teradb  teradata username=&un password=&pw dbsliceparm=all; /* explicit sql */ proc sql; connect...
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Usability car salesmen

Hot on the wake of World Statistics Day, when there were close to 7,012 blogs from SAS about it, World Usability Day almost passed unnoticed. But the keen-eyed noted that at SAS, we celebrated World Usability Day with an internal showcase event. Betwee...
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It’s Here!

November 11, 2010
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It’s Here!

Chris started a tradition for SAS Press authors to post a photo of themselves with their new book. Thanks to everyone who helped with the production of Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software.
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An "Enterprise Guide" in a parallel universe

November 10, 2010
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Dear Readers, You might visit this blog for many reasons, chief among them to learn useful information about SAS. You know that I often post tips about SAS Enterprise Guide, and sometimes people go so far as to call this a "SAS Enterprise Guide"...
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WUSS and My 7 Minutes and 39 Seconds of Fame

November 10, 2010
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WUSS and My 7 Minutes and 39 Seconds of Fame

I have just returned from another great Western Users of SAS Software conference.  Normally at this point I would write a summary of the conference, but this year I don’t have to.   Instead, you can hear my summary in this interview by Sy Truong of Meta-Xceed, Inc. To hear all of Sy’s interviews...
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Regression Coefficients for Different Polynomial Bases

November 10, 2010
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Suppose that you compute the coefficients of a polynomial regression by using a certain set of polynomial effects and that I compute coefficients for a different set of polynomial effects. Can I use my coefficients to find your coefficients? The a...
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