NOWINDOWS Goes Out the Window

February 19, 2014
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I just discovered by accident a new “feature” in SAS 9.4, one that apparently wasn’t glamorous enough to be mentioned back at SAS Global Forum last spring. Starting with SAS 9.4, by default, PROC REPORT runs in noninteractive mode. In other words, you no longer have to specify the NOWINDOW option in order to...
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SAS Add-In for MS Office: Abe Lincoln Sends Glee in a Snowstorm

February 18, 2014
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SAS Add-In for MS Office: Abe Lincoln Sends Glee in a Snowstorm

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It’s been really snowy and cold in North Carolina for the past week.  About 5″ of snow fell in 2 hours, which unleashed pandemonium. Power was out for some, flights were cancelled because the airport shutdown, and...
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Should teachers get a pay raise?

February 17, 2014
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Teacher pay, and the possibility of a raise, has been a hot topic in North Carolina lately.  So I decided to look around and see if I could find any good data related to teacher salary, and then try to determine the best way to present that data graphically. I found that

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SAS Talks: Favorite SAS Enterprise Guide Tricks

February 17, 2014
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SAS Talks: Favorite SAS Enterprise Guide Tricks

Last week's SAS Talks session, My Favorite SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1 Tricks, was remarkable in several ways. First, the featured presenter was Marje Fecht, who also serves as the conference chair for SAS Global Forum 2014. She's an avid SAS professional who loves to educate her fellow SAS users on
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The missing value trick for scoring a regression model

February 17, 2014
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The missing value trick for scoring a regression model

A fundamental operation in statistical data analysis is to fit a statistical regression model on one set of data and then evaluate the model on another set of data. The act of evaluating the model on the second set of data is called scoring. One of first "tricks" that I
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SAS is in the air

February 14, 2014
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Today is Valentine's Day, and for many people it will be a day to celebrate with their significant other. Whether it's expressed by a nice dinner out, a bouquet of roses, or a big box of chocolates, there's no doubt that love will be in the air. It rem...
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Fundamental theorems of mathematics and statistics

February 12, 2014
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Although I currently work as a statistician, my original training was in mathematics. In many mathematical fields there is a result that is so profound that it earns the name "The Fundamental Theorem of ." A fundamental theorem is a deep (often surprising) result that connects two or more
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Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Express to debug custom tasks

February 11, 2014
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Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Express to debug custom tasks

It's true: you can use the Microsoft Visual Studio Express tools to build custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office. And I said as much in my book, Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide Using Microsoft .NET. I even provided step-by-step instructions for how
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#SASGF14: You’re Invited to a TweetUp!

February 10, 2014
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#SASGF14: You’re Invited to a TweetUp!

2014 sas global forum tweetup

Hello, G’Day, Hola, Hej, Bonjour, Hallo! In March 2014, SAS users travel across the world to the SAS Global Forum in Washington, DC.  If you are arriving early at the conference – then you’re invited to a special and exclusive event. Tweeps Unite! This is an...
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