Optimizing a function of an integral

March 12, 2014
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Optimizing a function of an integral

This post was kindly contributed by The DO Loop - go there to comment and to read the full post. Last week I showed how to find parameters that maximize the integral of a certain probability density function (PDF). Because the function was a PDF, I could evaluate the integral by calling the CDF...
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An Early Spring in Winnipeg

March 12, 2014
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Today’s meeting of the Winnipeg SAS User Group really got me thinking. Part of the reason for this was certainly that one of my presentations demanded as much. This year, for all of the user groups across the country, I will be offering a ’10 for 10’ presentation. This talk will focus...
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SAS, SPSS, Stata Users: Learn R from Home April 21

March 11, 2014
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Has learning R been driving you a bit crazy? If so, it may be that you’re “lost in translation.” On April 21 and 23, I’ll be teaching a webinar, R for SAS, SPSS and Stata Users. With each R concept, … Continue reading
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SAS tutorial: Import a comma-separated file into SAS

March 11, 2014
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In this tutorial video, you will learn how to read comma-separated-value (CSV) files with Base SAS using a DATA step. This enables you to create a SAS data set copy that transforms each field in the raw data file into a variable in the data set. Watch ...
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TASS Starts the 2014 User Group Season in Style

March 10, 2014
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Last Friday I had the pleasure of kicking off this year's user group season with the TASS group in Toronto. I'm always in awe when this particular meeting kicks into planning mode. The large executive committee is extremely engaged and always willing t...
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How to get started with SAS: Free videos for beginners

March 10, 2014
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On most Mondays I blog about a function, programming technique, or resource that is useful for programmers who are getting started with SAS software. Recently I learned that my colleagues in the SAS education division have been hard at work developing a series of short videos that explain basic tasks
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Using customer intelligence to increase your bottom line

March 7, 2014
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Customer intelligence (CI) is critical for companies today. It can help you stay ahead of your competitors by giving you the right information to attract customers. Dr. Christophe Muse can teach you how to adopt new analytical and data-mining technique...
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Analytics Software Popularity Update: Counting Blogs, Simplifying Job Searches

March 7, 2014
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My latest update to The Popularity of Data Analysis Software is an attempt to use blog counts to estimate the popularity of analytics software. While I was able to greatly broaden the coverage of packages when studying job data, I … Continue reading
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SAS tutorial: How to fit simple and multiple linear regression models

March 6, 2014
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In these two SAS tutorial videos, you will learn how to use the REG procedure to run a simple or multiple linear regression analysis. SAS Tutorial: Fit a Simple Linear Regression Model with SAS Learn how to use the REG procedure to run a simple linear ...
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