Extending Excel with Python and SAS Viya

April 3, 2020
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Extending Excel with Python and SAS Viya

Whether you like it or not, Microsoft Excel is still a big hit in the data analysis world. From small to big customers, we still see fit for daily routines such as filtering, generating plots, calculating items on ad-hoc analysis or even running statistical models. Whenever I talk to customers,

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Estimates of doubling time for exponential growth

April 1, 2020
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Estimates of doubling time for exponential growth

During an epidemic, such as the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the media often shows graphs of the cumulative numbers of confirmed cases for different countries. Often these graphs use a logarithmic scale for the vertical axis. In these graphs, a straight line indicates that new cases are increasing at an

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Smokestack plots: A visualization technique for comparing cumulative curves

March 30, 2020
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Smokestack plots: A visualization technique for comparing cumulative curves

A cumulative curve shows the total amount of some quantity at multiple points in time. Examples include: Total sales of songs, movies, or books, beginning when the item is released. Total views of blog posts, beginning when the post is published. Total cases of a disease for different countries, beginning

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The Little SAS Book 6.0

March 27, 2020
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The Little SAS Book 6.0

Six editions is a lot! If you had told us, back when we wrote the first edition of The Little SAS Book, that someday we would write a sixth; we would have wondered how we could possibly find that much to say. After all, it is supposed to be The Little SAS Book, isn’t it?...
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How to read a cumulative frequency graph

March 25, 2020
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How to read a cumulative frequency graph

During an outbreak of a disease, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the media shows daily graphs that convey the spread of the disease. The following two graphs appear frequently: New cases for each day (or week). This information is usually shown as a histogram or needle plot. The graph

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Add custom tick marks to a SAS graph

March 23, 2020
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Add custom tick marks to a SAS graph

When you create a graph by using the SGPLOT procedure in SAS, usually the default tick locations are acceptable. Sometimes, however, you might want to specify a set of custom tick values for one or both axes. This article shows three examples: Specify evenly spaced values. Specify tick values that

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How to debug 5 common SAS® software font issues

March 20, 2020
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How to debug 5 common SAS® software font issues

Martin Mincey of SAS Technical Support shows you how to debug when listing registered SAS fonts, registering new fonts, getting SAS SG procedures to use a new font and more.

How to debug 5 common SAS® software font issues was published on SAS Users.


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Free e-book: SAS Programming for R Users

March 19, 2020
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Free e-book: SAS Programming for R Users

At SAS Press, we agree with the saying “The best things in life are free.” And one of the best things in life is knowledge. That’s why we offer free e-books to help you learn SAS or improve your skills. In this blog post, we will introduce you to one

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Tips and resources for making the most of your SAS experience

March 18, 2020
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Tips and resources for making the most of your SAS experience

Let’s be honest, there is a lot of SAS content available on the web. Sometimes it gets difficult to navigate through everything to find what you need, especially if you are looking for complimentary resources. Training budgets can be limited or already used for the year, but you’re still interested

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