SAS and an Apps store – yes please

August 20, 2011
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Interesting post on the SAS Blog site titled  “The vision for SAS Platform as a Service”. One thing that took my interest was this comment: “You are an independent SAS consultant with a growing client list in the field of fraud detection for government programs. You’ve created an add-on reporting component for the SAS...
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Sampling from a Bayesian Posterior Distribution in SAS

August 19, 2011
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One of the things that frequently comes up in my research is the need to estimate a parameter from data, and then randomly draw samples from that parameter’s distribution to plug into another model. If you have a regular estimate from something like PROC LOGISTIC or PROC GENMOD, this is easy as pie, as...
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Edit your shared prompts

August 19, 2011
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Creating shared prompts to use across the various BI clients requires the use of SAS Management Console's stored process wizard. Editing these prompts after they have been shared requires some forethought. The important thing to consider when making an...
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Estimating popularity based on Google searches: Why it’s a bad idea

August 19, 2011
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Estimating popularity based on Google searches: Why it’s a bad idea

Some people search the Internet for a set of topics and then use the number of search results ("hits") for each topic to rank the relative popularity of the topics. At the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), I had the opportunity to attend several talks by statisticians from Google and
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Moving standard deviation

August 18, 2011
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Dear Miss SAS Answers, I am having a tough time developing SAS code to determine volatility ( i.e.: the moving standard deviation using GARCH approach). I need a conditional volatility measure of exchange rate from past 40 years. I have data from the
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Benchmark Regression Procedures using OLS Regression

August 18, 2011
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Rick Wicklin discussed in his blog the performance in solving a linear system using SOLVE() function and INV() function from IML. Since regression analysis is an integral part of SAS applications and there are many SAS procedures in SAS/STAT that a...
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Benchmark Regression Procedures using OLS Regression

August 18, 2011
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Rick Wicklin discussed in his blog the performance in solving a linear system using SOLVE() function and INV() function from IML. Since regression analysis is an integral part of SAS applications and there are many SAS procedures in SAS/STAT that a...
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Benchmark Regression Procedures using OLS Regression

August 18, 2011
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Rick Wicklin discussed in his blog the performance in solving a linear system using SOLVE() function and INV() function from IML. Since regression analysis is an integral part of SAS applications and there are many SAS procedures in SAS/STAT that a...
Read more »

When do I use a WHERE statement instead of an IF statement to subset a data set?

August 17, 2011
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When programming in SAS, there is almost always more than one way to accomplish a task. Beginning programmers may think that there is no difference between using the WHERE statement and the IF statement to subset your data set. Knowledgeable programm...
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