New related resource initiative in the SAS Help Center

June 11, 2019
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New related resource initiative in the SAS Help Center

Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple. - Dr. Seuss It seems appropriate that this blog include a Dr. Seuss quote about learning when discussing a new simple, yet deceivingly powerful initiative to help SAS customers with their journey to discover as much as possible about our

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Deploying the Full SAS Viya Stack in Kubernetes

June 10, 2019
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Deploying the Full SAS Viya Stack in Kubernetes

This article is a follow-on to a recent post from Jeff Owens, Getting started with SAS Containers. In that post, Jeff discussed building and running a single container for a SAS Viya runtime/IDE. Today we will go through how to build and run the full SAS Viya stack - visual

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5 reasons to use PROC FORMAT to recode variables in SAS

June 10, 2019
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5 reasons to use PROC FORMAT to recode variables in SAS

Recoding variables can be tedious, but it is often a necessary part of data analysis. Almost every SAS programmer has written a DATA step that uses IF-THEN/ELSE logic or the SELECT-WHEN statements to recode variables. Although creating a new variable is effective, it is also inefficient because you have to

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Interview with new SAS Press authors: Jim Blum and Jonathan Duggins

June 6, 2019
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Interview with new SAS Press authors: Jim Blum and Jonathan Duggins

Want to learn SAS programming but worried about taking the plunge? Over at SAS Press, we are excited about an upcoming publication that introduces newbies to SAS in a peer-review instruction format we have found popular for the classroom. Professors Jim Blum and Jonathan Duggins have written Fundamentals of Programming

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Plot a family of curves in SAS

June 5, 2019
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Plot a family of curves in SAS

A family of curves is generated by an equation that has one or more parameters. To visualize the family, you might want to display a graph that overlays four of five curves that have different parameter values, as shown to the right. The graph shows members of a family of

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SAS or Python? Why not use both? Using Python functions inside SAS programs

June 4, 2019
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SAS or Python? Why not use both? Using Python functions inside SAS programs

Two sayings I’ve heard countless times throughout my life are “Work smarter, not harder,” and “Use the best tool for the job.” If you need to drive a nail, you pick up a hammer, not a wrench or a screwdriver. In the programming world, this could mean using an existing

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Graph wide data and long data in SAS

June 3, 2019
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Graph wide data and long data in SAS

Statistical programmers and analysts often use two kinds of rectangular data sets, popularly known as wide data and long data. Some analytical procedures require that the data be in wide form; others require long form. (The "long format" is sometimes called "narrow" or "tall" data.) Fortunately, the statistical graphics procedures

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Visualize interaction effects in regression models

May 30, 2019
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Visualize interaction effects in regression models

Knowing how to visualize a regression model is a valuable skill. A good visualization can help you to interpret a model and understand how its predictions depend on explanatory factors in the model. Visualization is especially important in understanding interactions between factors. Recently I read about work by Jacob A.

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New at SAS: Psychometric testing

May 30, 2019
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New at SAS: Psychometric testing

Human behavior is fascinating. We come in so many shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Doesn’t it make sense that any tests we write also accommodate our wonderful differences?

New at SAS: Psychometric testing was published on SAS Users.


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