# Posts Tagged ‘ misc ’

## SAS Bloggers In Action(1): Rick Wicklin, SAS/IML and “Color Revolution”

July 17, 2011
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It is well known that the French writer, author of The Three Musketeer, Alexandre Dumas, wrote his master piece of work in different colored papers according to literary genre: non-fiction on  rose, fiction on blue, poetry on yellow The SAS blog writer, author of Statistical Programming with SAS/IML Software, Rick Wicklin of SAS Institute,  also leads a strong...

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## Too Big to Be Accurate(1): Which is the Most Powerful Calculator in the World?

January 22, 2011
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Calculate the factorial of 171 (171!)? Just TRY! It is equal to 171*170*169*….2*1. 1. Google calculator As Google fanatics, I first try to search the answer via Google: Whoops, nothing interested returned! Type “170!” and get the output: Why kinda things happened in this calculator? 171! is just equal to 171*170!. 2. Excel Switch to Excel spreadsheet. Function...

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## SGF: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas again

December 30, 2010
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The mechanic, who wishes to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools. --Confucian Analects. BOOK XV.WEI LING KUNG.CHAP.IX. My paper Work Smarter than Harder-tools for growing up a SAS programmer was accepted by SAS Global Forum 2011. It would be my first time to attend SAS user group conference worldwide. The draft version...

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## A SAS Programmer’s End Year Haiku

December 30, 2010
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End year Haiku again! Yesterday I finished my project, wrote a Haiku to colleagues worldwide to say happy new year, then closed my desktop, said goodbye to colleagues still in office: In December my baby born my project deliveries followed on Now my co...

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## Blogging SAS

November 30, 2010
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Almost at the same time, there are two SAS blogs aggregators popping up to the web for SAS programmers worldwide, one in Chinese, the other, English: http://saslist.com/  in Chinese, maintained by sxlion, also the owner of a SAS information site,  http://saslist.net/ http://sas-x.com/   in English, maintained by Tal Galili, also the owner of R blogs aggregator, http://r-bloggers.com/ I...

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## Haiku from SAS R&D staff

December 10, 2008
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First prompts are silent. Subsequent prompts loud and clear. Now all prompts are heard. Poem from R&D staff? Yes. Rhyming sonnets were shakespeare-like complex; they wrote Japanese haiku, showed as above. The SAS R&D staff should complete some paper work in defects system before changing a code. They use informal descriptive language(HAIKUUU!) in the early stage. Chris Hemedinger, a senior...

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