Top 8 Global English Guidelines

September 23, 2019
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Top 8 Global English Guidelines

The SAS Global Forum 2020 call for content is open until Sept. 30, 2019. Are you thinking of submitting a paper? If so, we have a few tips adapted from The Global English Style Guide that will help your paper shine. By following Global English guidelines, your writing will be

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Use the SHORT option in Base SAS procedures to reduce output

September 23, 2019
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Use the SHORT option in Base SAS procedures to reduce output

Although I do not typically blog about undocumented SAS options, I'll make an exception this time. For many years, I have known that the CONTENTS and COMPARE procedures support the BRIEF and SHORT options, but I always forget which option goes with which procedure. For the record, here are the

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Using Python to run jobs in your SAS Grid

September 19, 2019
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Using Python to run jobs in your SAS Grid

One of the features of SAS Grid Manager (and SAS Grid Manager for Platform) introduced in SAS 9.4 M6 is the capability for the grid provider software to handle open-source workloads in addition to traditional SAS jobs. In this post, we’ll take a look at the steps required to get your SAS Grid Manager...
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4 ways to visualize the density of bivariate data

September 18, 2019
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4 ways to visualize the density of bivariate data

In a scatter plot that displays many points, it can be important to visualize the density of the points. Scatter plots (indeed, all plots that show individual markers) can suffer from overplotting, which means that the graph does not indicate how many observations are at a specific (x, y) location.

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How to retrieve contents of a SAS® Scalable Performance Data Server library

September 16, 2019
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How to retrieve contents of a SAS® Scalable Performance Data Server library

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, life can surprise you in a big way, making you wonder what else you've missed. That is what happened when I recently had a chance to work with the SAS® Scalable Performance Data Server, a product that's been around a while, but

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The Hull moving average: Implement a custom time series smoother in SAS

September 16, 2019
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The Hull moving average: Implement a custom time series smoother in SAS

A moving average is a statistical technique that is used to smooth a time series. My colleague, Cindy Wang, wrote an article about the Hull moving average (HMA), which is a time series smoother that is sometimes used as a technical indicator by stock market traders. Cindy showed how to

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How to Visualize Time Series Decomposition using SAS Visual Analytics

September 13, 2019
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How to Visualize Time Series Decomposition using SAS Visual Analytics

Time-series decomposition is an important technique for time series analysis, especially for seasonal adjustment and trend strength measurement. Decomposition deconstructs a time series into several components, with each representing a certain pattern or characteristic. This post shows you how to use SAS® Visual Analytics to visually show the decomposition of

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Axis tables versus rotated text: How to display a wide table in a small graph

September 11, 2019
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Axis tables versus rotated text: How to display a wide table in a small graph

I often use axis tables in PROC SGPLOT in SAS to add a table of text to a graph so that the table values are aligned with the data. But axis tables are not the only way to display tabular data in a graph. You can also use the TEXT

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11 Reasons to Apply for the New SAS Professional Award

September 10, 2019
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11 Reasons to Apply for the New SAS Professional Award

I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend SAS Global Forum in Dallas as a presenter and New SAS Professional Award recipient. At the conference, I was able to learn more about SAS features and applications, share my knowledge of SAS applications in the clinical trials space, and make new

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