Handling leading, trailing blanks in macro variable

June 16, 2010
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Handling leading, trailing blanks in macro variable

If a macro variable contains leading or trailing blanks, they can be easily removed without the use of %LEFT or %TRIM. Simply:%let macvar = &macvar;
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Possum Romance and Other Data Analysis Anomalies

June 15, 2010
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Today I took my 3-year old, Elizabeth, to lunch at the on-site cafeteria. As she enjoyed some mac & cheese, we noticed a spot on the floor. Elizabeth: What’s that, mommy? Me: I don’t know, I think it must be where the rug got messed up ...
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My favorite tweets about the F2010 Business Forecasting Conference

June 15, 2010
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SAS Education’s annual Business Forecasting Conference took place last week here at SAS Headquarters in Cary, NC. Over the course of a few days, over 150 tweets included the #SASF2010 hashtag on Twitter. Here are some of my favorites. @stch...
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So, You’re Going to Cary–Where to Eat? (Part 1)

June 15, 2010
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UPDATE--Since the original post, I have added a new restaurant (Bella Mia Coal Fired Pizza) to the list of "more affordable" restaurants below. In my last post, I offered some advice on where to stay if you're coming to SAS Headquarters in Cary fo...
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Example 7.41: hazard function plotting

June 14, 2010
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Example 7.41: hazard function plotting

As we continue with our series on survival analysis, we demonstrate how to plot estimated (smoothed) hazard functions. RWe will utilize the routines available in the muhaz package. Background information on the methods can be found in K.R. Hess, D.M....
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So, You’re Going to Cary–Where to Stay?

June 10, 2010
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In my last post, I promised a series of tips on where to stay, what to eat, and what to do if you come to Cary for SAS training. In this segment, I'll cover the logistics of arrival and lodging. For those of you awaiting dining and entertainment...
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How SAS Enterprise Guide saved a marriage

June 9, 2010
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I don’t know what you did for the Memorial Day weekend, but I went to Boston to staff a booth at the Association for Psychological Science conference. I went to talk to university professors about the SAS Global Academic Program and SAS OnDemand...
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July 2-for-1 Offer – More than a Good Deal

June 7, 2010
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The July 2-for-1 SAS training discount is a limited-time offer (in the U.S.) allowing customers to bring a colleague with them to a training class for free, giving companies the chance to train more than one person at a time. For research analyst...
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Example 7.40: Nelson-Aalen plotting

June 7, 2010
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Example 7.40: Nelson-Aalen plotting

In our previous entry, we described how to calculate the Nelson-Aalen estimate of cumulative hazard. In this entry, we display the estimates for the time to linkage to primary care for both the treatment and control groups in the HELP study.RWe use the...
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