Funny SAS Post – SAS on the Wii

December 30, 2009
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It's an older post, but I didn't see it until now.  It's worth reblogging about.  SAS talks about SAS on the Wii.
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SAS – Lowercase (lowcase) / Uppercase (upcase) / Proper Case (propcase)

December 30, 2009
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We can’t stress the importance handling character case correctly. Here are the two functions you need to know and use correctly. In order to convert all characters in a sting to lowercase, use the LOWCASE function. Example: data ds_2; set ds_1; *convert it to lowercase; new_char_var=lowcase(OLD_CHAR_VAR); run; In order to convert all characters in...
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Progress on the sas7bdat

December 29, 2009
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Progress on the sas7bdat

It is tough at times to be a consultant and get those side projects out of the way. That said, I finally had a chance to really work on the sas7bdat some more over the holidays. Not too much since my personal focus is my kids. A really tough project in...
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Challenge Your Comfort Zone

December 21, 2009
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If you have a magazine subscription or you read the magazines at the checkout counter, you know that they are always a month ahead of your calendar. My January 2010 magazines have already arrived and they are all talking about resolutions. Resolu...
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Design

December 17, 2009
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You are at the gym running on a treadmill listening to your iPhone through the earbuds. You're having one of those good, easy runs. Maybe you're listening to an interesting podcast like WNYC's Radio Lab, or some good running music. You're focused. ...
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Clustering Handwirtten Digits (digitalized optical images)

December 12, 2009
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In this example, we show the a clustering exercise on Optical Recognition of Handwritten Digits Data Set available @ UCI data set repository (Link). This exercise is a standard application of HOSVD by stacking 8X8 matrix of digitalized&nbs...
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Some Preliminaries

December 12, 2009
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am going to build a new site dedicated to SAS jobs. Before I actually start coding the site, there are some preliminary decisions that need to be made. I have already decided to use Ruby on Rails for the framework. ...
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DO Loops: Part Deux (It’s a pun. Get it?)

December 11, 2009
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For Part II in this series of posts on DO Loops in SAS, I wanted to discuss an application slightly more complex than the previous example. Loops can not only be used to perform data correction (as shown in the previous post), but can also be very useful in creating new records where none...
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Tensor in SAS

December 10, 2009
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Tensor, a math concept for high order array, is a very useful tool in modern data mining applications. HOSVD, the counter part of SVD in higher order array, is at the heart of modern applications, such as face recognition and clustering, segmentation...
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