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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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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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2013 in review

December 31, 2013
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2013 in review

I am certainly not one to decline when someone offers to write a blog entry for me. Here, courtesy of the stats monkeys at WordPress is the annual report for the AvocetSolutions.com blog: And here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in...
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SAS in the Cloud

October 11, 2013
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SAS in the Cloud

In a few weeks I will serve as moderator at Western Users of SAS Software 2013 for: SAS in the Cloud: A Panel Discussion Panelists:  Rebecca Ottesen, AnnMaria DeMars, Tyler Smith and Amy Peters Abstract:  Over the last decade, SAS Institute has been quietly developing cloud computing products.  Now several options are available for...
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Your Resume–Selling Yourself Using SAS

October 4, 2013
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Your Resume–Selling Yourself Using SAS

Here is another presentation to which I have contributed for the Western Users of SAS Software 2013 conference. Your Resume–Selling Yourself Using SAS I am honored to have served as a co-author with Rebecca Ottesen on this highly original paper.  This paper shows how to use your SAS skills to create a resume that...
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Writing Code in SAS Enterprise Guide

October 3, 2013
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Writing Code in SAS Enterprise Guide

With the Western Users of SAS Software 2013 conference coming soon, I am looking forward to being part of three presentations.  One of those presentations is Writing Code in SAS Enterprise Guide This is based on a paper written several years ago for SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1.  That paper became obsolete almost immediately.  So...
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Susan’s Life Lesson No. 2

September 26, 2013
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You have a right to ask for what you want. You may not get it, but you have a right to ask. My son took a summer job with the understanding that he would work 20 hours/week.  This would allow him to enroll in summer school at the same time.  At first everything went...
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Werken Met SAS

June 4, 2013
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Werken Met SAS

One thing that impressed me about SAS Global Forum 2013 was the number of international attendees–28 percent!  While SGF (and it’s predecessor SUGI) always claimed to be the worldwide SAS conference, only recently has this actually become true. One longtime international attendee is the SAS author, Erik Tilanus, who hails from the Netherlands.  Erik...
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