What to do in Orlando, during SAS Global Forum!

January 13, 2017
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They say "a picture is worth 1000 words" - and I think it might be more like 2000 when it comes to planning out fun/interesting things to do in  a new city! I'm going to the SAS Global Forum (#SASGF) conference in Orlando this year, and I was wondering where

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Finding Private User Folders for Deleted SAS Platform Users

January 13, 2017
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“How do I find all the private user folders for SAS users that have been deleted so I know which folders can be removed?” I was asked this question recently and thought that I should be able to build up a single line XMLSELECT style SAS® metadata query to answer it. I could then...
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SAS Platform Audit History: Options and Versions

January 12, 2017
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Lately I have been looking at audit histories with the SAS® platform. This is to answer the “Who viewed/changed what and when?” type of question. The core support for this is provided by the SAS Logging Facility. Customizing logging for the many and varied SAS platform components across a distributed environment, collecting logs, processing...
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Ten posts from 2016 that deserve a second look

January 11, 2017
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Ten posts from 2016 that deserve a second look

Last week I wrote about the 10 most popular articles from The DO Loop in 2016. The popular articles tend to be about elementary topics that appeal to a wide range of SAS programmers. Today I present an "editor's choice" list of technical articles that describe more advanced statistical methods

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ODS OUTPUT: Store any statistic created by any SAS procedure

January 9, 2017
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ODS OUTPUT: Store any statistic created by any SAS procedure

In the beginning SAS created procedures and output. The output was formless and void. Then SAS said, "Let there be ODS," and there was ODS. Customers saw that ODS was good, and SAS separated the computation from the display and management of output. The preceding paragraph oversimplifies the SAS Output

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SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture: emi_init

January 9, 2017
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Today, whilst trying to troubleshoot why a SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture configuration was no longer collecting and processing logs, I discovered a handy status option for the emi_init command. I’m posting the help output and status output here to remind me in future 🙂 Here’s the output from the emi_init help option showing...
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11 New SAS Press Titles for 2017

January 6, 2017
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Whether your resolution is to get SAS certified or to become a more advanced SAS programmer, we’ve got you covered with these new titles and upcoming SAS Press books, many of which will be making their bookshelf debut at SAS® Global Forum 2017 in Orlando, FL! Want to be notified when a new book

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Is “La Quinta” Spanish for “Next to Denny’s”?

January 6, 2017
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Is “La Quinta” Spanish for “Next to Denny’s”?

“La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.”      -- Mitch Hedberg, comedian Mitch Hedberg's joke resonates with travelers who drive on the US interstate system because many highway exits feature both a La Quinta Inn™ and a Denny's® restaurant within a short distance of each other. But does a

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Reporting on GitHub accounts with SAS

January 5, 2017
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Reporting on GitHub accounts with SAS

At SAS, we've published more repositories on GitHub as a way to share our open source projects and examples. These "repos" (that's Git lingo) are created and maintained by experts in R&D, professional services (consulting), and SAS training. Some recent examples include: sas_kernel, which provides Jupyter notebook support for SAS.

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