Manage the current directory within your SAS program

August 28, 2018
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Using relative file paths in your SAS programs? Use the new DLGCDIR function to manage your SAS working directory -- even in SAS Enterprise Guide or SAS Studio -- to ensure your programs are working the way they ought to.

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What your favorite authors are reading: More SAS Global Forum papers chosen by SAS Press authors (Part 2)

August 28, 2018
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This blog post highlights more SAS Global Forum papers chosen by SAS Press authors. The post What your favorite authors are reading: More SAS Global Forum papers chosen by SAS Press authors (Part 2) appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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IoT: Monitoring the M&M supply in our breakroom

August 27, 2018
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My buddy Chris recently blogged about accessing the IoT data from an M&M jar being monitored in one of the breakrooms at SAS. Now I'm going to take things a step further and analyze that data with some graphs. Grab a snack, and follow along, as we ...
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On the assumptions (and misconceptions) of linear regression

August 27, 2018
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On the assumptions (and misconceptions) of linear regression

A frequent topic on SAS discussion forums is how to check the assumptions of an ordinary least squares linear regression model. Some posts indicate misconceptions about the assumptions of linear regression. In particular, I see incorrect statements such as the following: Help! A histogram of my variables shows that they

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The most disproportionately popular job in each state

August 23, 2018
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Showing the most popular jobs in each state is interesting (as I showed in my previous two blogs 1, 2) ... but not that interesting. How about something a little more quirky?!? ... Let's determine the most disproportionately popular job in each state! ...
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What your favorite authors are reading: SAS Press authors highlight SAS Global Forum papers

August 22, 2018
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Three bestselling SAS Press authors feature their favorite papers from SAS Global Forum 2018. The post What your favorite authors are reading: SAS Press authors highlight SAS Global Forum papers appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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Standardized regression coefficients

August 22, 2018
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Standardized regression coefficients

A SAS programmer recently asked how to interpret the "standardized regression coefficients" as computed by the STB option on the MODEL statement in PROC REG and other SAS regression procedures. The SAS documentation for the STB option states, "a standardized regression coefficient is computed by dividing a parameter estimate by

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Most common jobs in the US – a small multiples comparison

August 20, 2018
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Using small multiples is a neat way to display a lot of information in a small amount of space. But depending on how deeply you want to analyze and scrutinize the data, you need to be careful in choosing just how small you make your small multiples. Le...
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Calculators killed the standard statistical table

August 20, 2018
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Calculators killed the standard statistical table

Video killed the radio star.... We can't rewind, we've gone too far.       -- The Buggles (1979) "You kids have it easy," my father used to tell me. "When I was a kid, I didn't have all the conveniences you have today." He's right, and I could say the same

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