New Business Intelligence Certification Launched

September 2, 2010
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Last month, the SAS Global Certification program added a new credential, the SAS Certified BI Content Developer. My first blog post from May described how a global team of BI experts collaborated to create the beta exam. In May and June, candidate...
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It’s a Math, Math World

August 31, 2010
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Here is a blog that I found. It belongs to Michael O'Brien. I have not had a chance to really read through any of his posts, but it is on my to-do list as soon as I have a little tiny bit of time. Based on my quick cursory view of...
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Demystifying Sequence Analysis

August 30, 2010
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In this interview, Robin Way, SAS Analytics Consultant talks about attending the M2010 Data Mining Conference for the fourth time (this year he'll be a speaker for the second time!), his talk on demystifying sequence analysis, his favorite part of...
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Example 8.3: pyramid plots

August 30, 2010
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Example 8.3: pyramid plots

Pyramid plots are a common way to display the distribution of age groups in a human population. The percentages of people within a given age category are arranged in a barplot, often back to back. Such displays can be used distinguish males vs. femal...
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The Fall User Group Season Looms Ever Larger…

August 30, 2010
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The Fall User Group Season Looms Ever Larger…

... and I couldn't be more pleased about it!Within another few weeks, I'll be starting my semi-annual blitz of the regional user groups. This fall, I plan on attending and presenting at meetings in Toronto, Quebec City, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton, Mo...
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Delete single format from library

August 27, 2010
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Delete single format from library

proc catalog catalog=library.formats;        delete yn.format dnk.formatc;quit;*** yn is numeric format, dnk is character format;
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SAS Enterprise Guide – Why Experienced Programmers Should Use It

August 27, 2010
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Chris Hemedinger, author of The SAS Dummy blog and member of the team that builds SAS Enterprise Guide, and Stacey Syphus, SAS Enterprise Guide curriculum development manager, recently took some time to discuss the upcoming SAS Enterprise Guide 4....
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Learning SAS without access to the software at work or school

August 27, 2010
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As you know, I use this blog space to answer some of the questions that are submitted in our feedback forms and surveys. There are many questions for which I have no answer. But, I'm a long-time SAS employee and that has its advantages. One of ...
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How to get the details of formats from the format libraries:

August 26, 2010
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If you are like me wanted to get the details of formats stored in the format library, here are two easy ways ….Proc catalog or Proc format Proc Catalog: Proc catalog will give us the details about name and type (numeric or character) of formats ...
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