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November 16, 2009
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A few months ago I got an email from my service provider vaguely stating they would no longer exist as a company and I better find an alternative. Yikes! I am still trying to sort everything out, but so far being forced to move has been a good thing. ...
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Continuous Reboot Message when Installing SAS 9.2 and EG 4.2

November 12, 2009
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During the SAS 9.2 Deployment Wizard I was continually getting a message saying I had to reboot the machine.  After rebooting 3 times I new something was up.  Some searching on support.sas.com revealed the following fix: Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MA...
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Calculate a SAS Observation Length

November 10, 2009
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Calculate a SAS Observation Length

Well, I couldn't find this documented anywhere (someone correct me if I missed it) but the question for the day was how to calculate the SAS Observation Length. After some investigation, here is how it is done (pseudocode):obsLength = Sum of all of you...
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New Forum Focuses on SAS Web Report Studio

November 9, 2009
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We launched another forum on Friday afternoon! The Web Report Studio forum was created to establish a community of users that can share information, questions, and ideas about SAS Web Report Studio. While watching the discussions in our existing...
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Getting Started with SAS Enterprise Miner

November 3, 2009
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Q: One site visitor added this comment to his feedback form: I am trying to find the answer to a simple question about getting started with Enterprise Miner 6.1.A: Visit the product page for SAS Enterprise Miner. What will you find on the product...
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SAS DIM function – Counting the elements in an array

October 30, 2009
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The DIM function returns the number of literal elements in an array. It functions against multi-dimensional arrays as well as one-dimensional arrays. 1-dimensional array example DIM(array_name) Multi-dimensional array examples DIM(m_array) -> returns the number of elements in the first dimension of the array DIM5(m_array) -> returns the number of elements in the 5th dimension...
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SAS Job Searching

October 27, 2009
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Where do you search for SAS jobs? I have been lucky during the downturn and stayed employed, but I know there are a lot of others out there who haven't been as fortunate. When I did look for a job I generally used dice.com, but thatwas mainly out of ...
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Advances in Searching

October 27, 2009
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UPDATE: The advanced search functionality is now production on support.sas.com. It is available at support.sas.com/search. You can also access it by selecting the search button when the search field is empty. Links to advanced search will start...
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AUC calculation using Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test

October 23, 2009
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Accurately Calculate AUC (Area Under the Curve) in SAS for a binary classifier rank ordered data In order to calculate AUC for a given SAS data set that is already rank ordered by a binary classifier (such as linear logistic regression), where we h...
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