Data in the Time of Pandemic

July 29, 2020
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With COVID-19 spreading worldwide, accurate data have become more important than ever. In this blog, I share some of my favorite sources: The Economist Reported deaths often underestimate actual deaths. One way to get at the real numbers is to compare total deaths from all causes versus the typical death rate. This “mortality tracker”...
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Report Center: SAS SysAdmin’s secret weapon

July 29, 2020
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Report Center: SAS SysAdmin’s secret weapon

SAS instructor Raymond Thomas touts the benefits of Report Center, part of SAS Environment Manager Extended Monitoring.

Report Center: SAS SysAdmin's secret weapon was published on SAS Users.


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Simulate regression models that incorporate CLASS parameterizations

July 29, 2020
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Simulate regression models that incorporate CLASS parameterizations

When you write a program that simulates data from a statistical model, you should always check that the simulation code is correct. One way to do this is to generate a large simulated sample, estimate the parameters in the simulated data, and make sure that the estimates are close to

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A day in the life of the SAS Platform Administrator

July 27, 2020
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A day in the life of the SAS Platform Administrator

SAS instructor Raymond Thomas describes a typical day in the life of a SAS Administrator.

A day in the life of the SAS Platform Administrator was published on SAS Users.


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8 ways to use the Kronecker product

July 27, 2020
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8 ways to use the Kronecker product

The Kronecker product (also called the direct product) is a binary operation that combines two matrices to form a new matrix. The Kronecker product appears in textbooks about the design of experiments and multivariate statistics. The Kronecker product seems intimidating at first, but often one of the matrices in the

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SAS and Open-Source Model Management (free eBook)

July 24, 2020
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SAS and Open-Source Model Management (free eBook)

Turn analytical models into business value and smarter decisions with this special collection of papers about SAS Model Management. Without a structured and standardized process to integrate and coordinate all the different pieces of the model life cycle, a business can experience increased costs and missed opportunities. SAS Model Management solutions enable organizations to...
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Splitting a data set into smaller data sets

July 23, 2020
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Splitting a data set into smaller data sets

SAS' Leonid Batkhan shows you how to split a large data set into many by a subsetting by a number of observations to produce smaller, better manageable data sets.

Splitting a data set into smaller data sets was published on SAS Users.


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Fit a multivariate Gaussian mixture model by using the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm

July 23, 2020
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Fit a multivariate Gaussian mixture model by using the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm

Last month a SAS programmer asked how to fit a multivariate Gaussian mixture model in SAS. For univariate data, you can use the FMM Procedure, which fits a large variety of finite mixture models. If your company is using SAS Viya, you can use the MBC or GMM procedures, which

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How to create a path-based CASLIB to SASWORK for speedier analysis with SAS® Viya®

July 21, 2020
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How to create a path-based CASLIB to SASWORK for speedier analysis with SAS® Viya®

Is there programmatic way to reduce memory requirements of a CAS table in SAS® Viya®? Yes! SAS' Steven Sober shows you how.

How to create a path-based CASLIB to SASWORK for speedier analysis with SAS® Viya® was published on SAS Users.


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