Metacoda Plug-ins Tip: Compare Metadata Objects

April 21, 2019
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One of the new additions in the recently released Metacoda Plug-ins 6.1 R2 is a Compare Metadata Objects feature. This is a something that several customers have requested, particularly for the comparison of SAS metadata security objects like ACTs, Use...
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Everybody Needs Career Development

April 20, 2019
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Everybody Needs Career Development

  This year I’ve had the honor of helping to recruit speakers for the Career Development area at SAS Global Forum. We have some fantastic presentations that everyone can benefit from whether you are a student, a new graduate, or a mid-career professional. I particularly recommend the panel discussion (Career Advice We’d Give to...
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Deeper enjoyment of your favorite shows — through data

April 19, 2019
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Deeper enjoyment of your favorite shows — through data

By using data provided by a Game of Thrones fan, we use SAS to look at screen time for scene locations and characters in this crazy popular show.

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Create your own version of Anscombe’s quartet: Dissimilar data that have similar statistics

April 17, 2019
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Create your own version of Anscombe’s quartet: Dissimilar data that have similar statistics

I think every course in exploratory data analysis should begin by studying Anscombe's quartet. Anscombe's quartet is a set of four data sets (N=11) that have nearly identical descriptive statistics but graphical properties. They are a great reminder of why you should graph your data. You can read about Anscombe's

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Using code snippets in SAS® Viya®

April 16, 2019
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Using code snippets in SAS® Viya®

This blog post is based on the Code Snippets tutorial video in the free SAS® Viya® Enablement course from SAS Education. Keep reading to learn more about code snippets or check out the video to follow along with the tutorial in real-time. Has there ever been a block of code

Using code...
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Efficient evaluation of a quadratic form

April 15, 2019
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Efficient evaluation of a quadratic form

A quadratic form is a second-degree polynomial that does not have any linear or constant terms. For multivariate polynomials, you can quickly evaluate a quadratic form by using the matrix expression x` A x This computation is straightforward in a matrix language such as SAS/IML. However, some computations in statistics

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Script for a SAS Viya installation on Azure in just one click

April 12, 2019
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Script for a SAS Viya installation on Azure in just one click

At the end of my SAS Users blog post explaining how to install SAS Viya on the Azure Cloud for a SAS Hackathon in the Nordics, I promised to provide some technical background. I ended up with only one manual step by launching a shell script from a Linux machine

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Read RSS feeds with SAS using XML or JSON

April 11, 2019
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Read RSS feeds with SAS using XML or JSON

This blog post could be subtitled "To Catch a Thief" or maybe "Go ahead. Steal this blog. I dare you."* That's because I've used this technique several times to catch and report other web sites who lift the blog content from blogs.sas.com and present it as their own. Syndicating blog

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4 ways to compute an SSCP matrix

April 10, 2019
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4 ways to compute an SSCP matrix

In numerical linear algebra, there are often multiple ways to solve a problem, and each way is useful in various contexts. In fact, one of the challenges in matrix computations is choosing from among different algorithms, which often vary in their use of memory, data access, and speed. This article

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