The normal mixture distribution in SAS

April 29, 2019
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The normal mixture distribution in SAS

Did you know that SAS provides built-in support for working with probability distributions that are finite mixtures of normal distributions? This article shows examples of using the "NormalMix" distribution in SAS and describes a trick that enables you to easily work with distributions that have many components. As with all

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New AI offerings highlight many free ways to learn SAS

April 29, 2019
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New AI offerings highlight many free ways to learn SAS

SAS Viya for Learners offers free access to AI and machine learning software for higher education teaching and learning, hosted in a new learning portal by SAS.

New AI offerings highlight many free ways to learn SAS was published on SAS Users.


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Making the most of the ODS Excel destination

April 25, 2019
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Making the most of the ODS Excel destination

As a SAS programmer, you are asked to do many things with your data -- reading, writing, calculating, building interfaces, and occasionally sending data outside of SAS. One of the most popular outputs you may be tasked with creating is likely a Microsoft Excel workbook. Have you ever heard, “just

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SAS Global Forum 2019

April 24, 2019
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SAS Global Forum 2019

I’m excited because in a couple days I will fly to Dallas for SAS Global Forum 2019, the biggest SAS conference of the year, attended by thousands. If you are coming, I hope you will say hello to me.  If you can’t make it to Dallas, you’ll be glad to know that many presentations...
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A CUSUM test for autregressive models

April 24, 2019
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A CUSUM test for autregressive models

The CUSUM test has many incarnations. Different areas of statistics use different assumption and test for different hypotheses. This article presents a brief overview of CUSUM tests and gives an example of using the CUSUM test in PROC AUTOREG for autoregressive models in SAS. A CUSUM test uses the cumulative

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Control the location of tables, graphs, and text with ODS Excel

April 23, 2019
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Control the location of tables, graphs, and text with ODS Excel

This article demonstrates the ODS Excel destination’s flexibility and how you can modify its default behavior by using the SHEET_INTERVAL= option.

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Moving from natural language processing to natural language understanding

April 22, 2019
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Moving from natural language processing to natural language understanding

Imagine a world where satisfying human-computer dialogues exist. With the resurgence of interest in natural language processing (NLP) and understanding (NLU) – that day may not be far off. In order to provide more satisfying interactions with machines, researchers are designing smart systems that use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop

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The CUSUM test for randomness of a binary sequence

April 22, 2019
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The CUSUM test for randomness of a binary sequence

Many statistical tests use a CUSUM statistic as part of the test. It can be confusing when a researcher refers to "the CUSUM test" without providing details about exactly which CUSUM test is being used. This article describes a CUSUM test for the randomness of a binary sequence. You start

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Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: hasPermissionCondition

April 22, 2019
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This post continues a series of examples on Advanced Expression-Based Filters for Metacoda Plug-ins. The recent Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R2 release added support for a new hasPermissionCondition boolean attribute that can be used in any filter bar on a ta...
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