Breaking Bad (data) with SAS!

March 5, 2014
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In the Breaking Bad TV series, Walter White has an impressive lab where he secretly makes the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Wouldn't it be cool to use SAS to show the locations of all the clandestine meth labs in the US?!? Let's do it!... In thi...
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Optimizing a function that evaluates an integral

March 5, 2014
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Optimizing a function that evaluates an integral

SAS programmers use the SAS/IML language for many different tasks. One important task is computing an integral. Another is optimizing functions, such as maximizing a likelihood function to find parameters that best fit a set of data. Last week I saw an interesting problem that combines these two important tasks.
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SAS BI Training Online

March 4, 2014
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Hey All...One of my friends wanted to post this for him...He would like to provide SAS BI training online for a fee...He would provide SAS BI material and Lab access online...Any body interested?...Please email [email protected] for more details...
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SAS Tutorial: Import Microsoft Excel Files into SAS

March 4, 2014
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In this SAS tutorial, you will learn to import data from Microsoft Excel into SAS with SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files. Learn to read any sheet or named range from an Excel workbook as a data set or import any sheet or named range to create a SAS data...
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Adding some culture to your SAS Enterprise Guide prompts

March 3, 2014
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Adding some culture to your SAS Enterprise Guide prompts

My teenage daughter is a self-appointed anglophile. She's a big fan of British movies and TV shows such as Doctor Who and Sherlock, and although she has not yet visited the UK (an injustice for which she blames her father), she considers the place to be her homeland. In an
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Aborting a SAS/IML program upon encountering an error

March 3, 2014
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A colleague sent me an interesting question: What is the best way to abort a SAS/IML program? For example, you might want to abort a program if the data is singular or does not contain a sufficient number of observations or variables. As a first attempt would be to try
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Making sense of text analytics

February 28, 2014
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With all of us blogging, emailing and posting updates on social media, the amount of textual data is growing fast. So how do you make sense of all that big data? Dr. Goutam Chakraborty teaches a Business Knowledge Series course, Text Analytics and Sent...
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SAS Global Forum 2014 for Platform Administrators

February 28, 2014
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SAS Global Forum 2014 is just around the corner and I’m getting really excited about it. There is so much content for SAS platform administrators this year. I had been thinking of posting a list of admin related papers I was keen to see, but then I saw that Greg Nelson from ThotWave wrote...
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Example 2014.3: Allow different variances by group

February 27, 2014
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One common violation of the assumptions needed for linear regression is heterscedasticity by group membership. Both SAS and R can easily accommodate this setting. Our data today comes from a real example of vitamin D supplementation of milk. Four sup...
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