Telecommuting

September 8, 2009
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If you work in a large city there is a good chance you have to commute to work. It is also likely that your commute time is non-trivial. Here in Los Angeles it is not uncommon for people to spend over an hour in their car everyday. No fun!If you sea...
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SVD Filtered Temporal Usage Pattern Analysis and Clustering

September 6, 2009
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Simple PROC BOXPLOT example

August 28, 2009
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Here’s a simple PROX BOXPLOT showing how to produce Box and Whisker graphs in SAS. data presidents; input name $ cm 3.; datalines; George_W_Bush 183.1 George_W_Bush 182.9 George_W_Bush 183.3 George_W_Bush 188.3 Barrack_Obama 188.0 Barrack_Obama 1...
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What next?

August 28, 2009
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What next?

As I can see that shimmer of light at the end of the tunnel I have to start thinking "what do I do with a binary SAS reader/writer?"I originally started down this path with the goal of avoiding having to read/write SAS using XML Now that I am nearing t...
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SAS Orphaned Workspace

August 26, 2009
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Sometimes SAS doesn't shut down correctly and you get stuck with orphaned workspace. These orphaned workspace directories should be cleaned out now and again. You can run this code in SAS to find out where your workspace is and then go to the directo...
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SAS truncates SQL columns to length 1024

August 11, 2009
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At first I thought SAS was giving me errors because the input data was malformed. Before I found data entry operators typing invalid dates such as “3/30/33/2009″ : NOTE: Invalid argument to function INPUT at line 1248 column 26 NOTE: Mathem...
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Dr. Goodnight and SAS in the news

August 5, 2009
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I wanted to take a minute to share these two pieces of media that I discovered this week. In a video interview with Bloomberg's Bernard Lo, Dr. Goodnight, CEO of SAS, talks about the emerging Asian market and about how SAS does business in Asia. ...
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Created my first SAS dataset without using SAS

July 27, 2009
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Created my first SAS dataset without using SAS

Well, around 14 months ago, I started on a journey to understand the SAS dataset so I could read and write one independently. Originally, I needed the functionality for a client but it became an obsession to figure it out. Client work and personal matt...
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Gliffy

July 23, 2009
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Occasionally I like to sketch out data extraction flows, database schemas, use cases, etc. I prefer pencil and paper to the industrial strength tools like visio. But sometimes I need to share my little pictures and mailing my scratch paper just won't...
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