How SAS Support Communities can expedite your tech support experience

June 2, 2016
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How SAS Support Communities can expedite your tech support experience

SAS Technical Support has earned a wonderful reputation for being friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. Every customer that I talk to is delighted by the experience. That's why what I'm about to say might be heresy, but here it goes. If you have question about how to accomplish a task using

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Create spaghetti plots in SAS

June 2, 2016
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Create spaghetti plots in SAS

What is a spaghetti plot? Spaghetti plots are line plots that involve many overlapping lines. Like spaghetti on your plate, they can be hard to unravel, yet for many analysts they are a delicious staple of data visualization. This article presents the good, the bad, and the messy about spaghetti

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A closer look at the teacher salary graph

June 1, 2016
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Teacher salaries have been a hotly debated issue in our state for the past few years. In this blog post, I examine a graph that recently appeared in our local news, point out some deficiencies, and create an alternate graph. But before we get started, here's a picture of my

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Grids and linear subspaces

May 31, 2016
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Grids and linear subspaces

A grid is a set of evenly spaced points. You can use SAS to create a grid of points on an interval, in a rectangular region in the plane, or even in higher-dimensional regions like the parallelepiped shown at the left, which is generated by three vectors. You can use

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Are you a SAS Jedi? Why not share your knowledge?

May 30, 2016
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Have you been kicking around ideas for a great SAS book, but don’t know how to get started? Don’t wait another day – connect with the Author with SAS community and let those amazing folks at SAS Press help you get your project rolling. You won’t regret it! I’m SO

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How does your favorite US national park stack up?

May 27, 2016
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The US has almost 400 national parks, and has been keeping attendance data for about 100 years. With a holiday weekend coming up, I thought this would be a good time to crunch those numbers, and see how each park compares to all the others... I first saw the tip of

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Compute the square root matrix

May 25, 2016
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Compute the square root matrix

Children in primary school learn that every positive number has a real square root. The number x is a square root of s, if x2 = s. Did you know that matrices can also have square roots? For certain matrices S, you can find another matrix X such that X*X

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Picking a surreal vacation destination in the US

May 23, 2016
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Do you need help picking a summer vacation destination - one that's not just great, but surreal? If so, this blog's for you! It's that time of the year again - I've got gobs of vacation time saved up, but I was drawing a blank on where to go... So I turned

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How to fit a variety of logistic regression models in SAS

May 23, 2016
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SAS software can fit many different kinds of regression models. In fact a common question on the SAS Support Communities is "how do I fit a <name> regression model in SAS?" And within that category, the most frequent questions involve how to fit various logistic regression models in SAS. There

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