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Sending Text Messages from SAS

May 18, 2015
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Sending Text Messages from SAS

For me, a major highlight of SAS Global Forum 2015 was seeing Matthew Slaughter’s presentation, Sending Text Messages from SAS.  You may have noticed that his name is similar to mine.  This is not a coincidence as he is my son.  However, this paper was his idea.  He researched the topic on his own,...
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SAS Certification on a Budget

May 8, 2015
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SAS Certification on a Budget

I recently returned from SAS Global Forum where Andra Northup and I presented an updated and expanded version of our paper “SAS Certification as a Tool for Professional Development.”  You can read our paper here. SAS certification isn’t exactly new.  The first SAS certification exam was offered way back in 1999.  So it’s fascinating...
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Turkzilla Strikes

December 11, 2014
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Turkzilla Strikes

When good graphs go bad…. In case you need a justification for all the turkey you ate on Thanksgiving, this article from Economist magazine explains all while providing a great example of the use and abuse of statistics, in particular why extrapolation is risky business. And to those who may have consumed more turkey...
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New Service Matches SAS Analysts and Employers

November 3, 2014
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New Service Matches SAS Analysts and Employers

Analyst Finder is a new service created by well-known SAS programmer Art Tabachneck to help connect analytical professionals with potential employers.  I asked Art a few questions: Why did you create Analyst Finder? The analytical community has helped me throughout my career; and, over the years, I have done my best to return the...
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SAS Certification As a Tool for Professional Development

September 1, 2014
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SAS Certification As a Tool for Professional Development

If you had told me a year ago that I would write a paper about SAS certification for the Western Users of SAS Software 2014 Educational Forum and Conference, I would have been very surprised!  I became a SAS Certified Professional long ago, and that certification expired–long ago!  However, in the past six months,...
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Using PROC SGPLOT for Quick High-Quality Graphs

September 1, 2014
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Using PROC SGPLOT for Quick High-Quality Graphs

Soon I will travel to San Jose for the Western Users of SAS Software 2014 Educational Forum and Conference.  I’m looking forward to doing a hands-on workshop on one of my favorite topics, ODS Graphics, specifically the PROCs SGPLOT and SGPANEL.  Here is the abstract: New with SAS 9.2, ODS Graphics introduced a whole...
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How I Got Started with Computers

July 29, 2014
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This is not your typical tech story. I trace my life as a programmer back to ninth grade, not to a computer class or even a math class, but to English.  In ninth grade, I was fortunate to have English with Miss Burke who, along with the standard Shakespeare and expository writing, slipped in...
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SAS Global Forum 2015 Here I Come!

March 12, 2014
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I first attended SAS Global Forum (then called SAS Users Group International) way back in 1987.  Since then I have attended as often as possible.  Unfortunately, 2014 is not one of my years.  I will not be there in Washington DC March 23-26, 2014 to hear the great presentations, or learn about exciting new...
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