What’s your next move? (analytics for a chess tournament)

March 8, 2017
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The NC Scholastic Chess Championship is coming up this weekend, and my buddy Michael Thomas asked if I might could create a few graphs to help analyze the event data. How could I pass up an opportunity like that?!?! Read along, and find out what graphs...
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Display output conditionally with PROC DOCUMENT

March 8, 2017
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Display output conditionally with PROC DOCUMENT

Suppose you have several discrete variables. You want to conduct a frequency analysis of these variables and print the results, but ONLY for variables that have three or more levels. In other words, you want to conditionally display some results, but you don't know which variables satisfy the condition until

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Reorder the output from a BY-group analysis in SAS

March 6, 2017
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Reorder the output from a  BY-group analysis in SAS

After reading my article about how to use BY-group processing to run 1000 regression models, a SAS programmer asked whether it is possible to reorder the output of a BY-group analysis. The answer is yes: you can use the DOCUMENT procedure to replay a portion of your output in any

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Modern learners meet modern training at SAS Global Forum 2017

March 2, 2017
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Word on the proverbial technology street is that online learning is ideal for modern learners, and, at SAS, we wholeheartedly agree. In 2016, more the 80,000 SAS users trained in an online or blending learning format. In 2017, we kicked off the year wi...
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That analyst is certifiable!

March 2, 2017
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Editor's note: The following post is from Emma Warrillow, Chief DiGGer at Data Insight Group Inc. (DiG). Emma is a featured speaker at SAS Global Forum 2017 and recently named as one of the Top Women in Direct Marketing by Direct Marketing News. Learn more about Emma.   “I need

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New practice exam options for SAS Global Certification

March 1, 2017
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A common request we receive about SAS Global Certification practice exams is to make them as close as possible to the actual exams so that future test takers get a more accurate feel for the overall exam experience. Good news. Our new practice exams come as close to the “real thing”

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Monte Carlo estimates of joint probabilities

March 1, 2017
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Monte Carlo estimates of joint probabilities

Monte Carlo techniques have many applications, but a primary application is to approximate the probability that some event occurs. The idea is to simulate data from the population and count the proportion of times that the event occurs in the simulated data. For continuous univariate distributions, the probability of an

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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

March 1, 2017
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Data Science Job Report 2017: R Passes SAS, But Python Leaves Them Both Behind

I’ve just updated another section of The Popularity of Data Science Software. It is reproduced below to save you the trouble of reading the entire article. If your organization is looking for training in the R language, you might consider my … Continue reading
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Free SAS resources that every SAS user should know about

February 28, 2017
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Whether you are just getting started with SAS or an experienced user there are a slew of free resources you should know about. First, you can download and learn SAS for free. SAS University Edition is available for anyone who wants to learn SAS. Additi...
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