Posts Tagged ‘ SAS Books ’

What does PROC REPORT do?

April 28, 2016
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At SAS Global Forum in Las Vegas I was asked the question, “What does PROC REPORT do?”  It is a simple question, but I hesitated to answer.  I’m normally so deep inside the nitty gritty details of PROC REPORT that I don’t often think about what it would be like

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PROC REPORT versus other base SAS procedures

April 7, 2016
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When you’re making a report, how do you choose which procedure to use?  The answer is – it depends. It depends on: whether you are doing an ad hoc analysis or creating a final report that many people will see whether you will run statistical tests with your data or

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SAS Author Spotlight: Art Carpenter

March 21, 2016
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Did you know one of the attendees' favorite events at SAS Global Forum is to meet our bestselling authors? This year at SAS Global Forum 2016 we are planning a "Top Tips from Your Favorite SAS Press Authors" lunch where we will ask 3 or 4 authors to present a top tip

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Linking analytics outcomes to return on investment

March 15, 2016
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In my SAS Press book Business Statistics Made Easy in SAS® I place a strong focus on the skill of extrapolating analytics/statistical outcomes to key business implications (similar techniques can be used to link statistics to other key societal outcomes). Unfortunately, business analytics often stops short of defining the impact

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What do Star Wars and survival analysis have in common?

March 3, 2016
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Everyone likes something for free – right? Well how about a free tutorial on how to use free software to analyze free data? Got to be a catch – no, not at all! In his recent post on the SAS Communities, Darth Pathos (yes – really) explains how to survive

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A useful star sign metaphor for the general concept of fitting models to data

February 24, 2016
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In “Explaining statistical methods to the terrified & disinterested: A focus on metaphors”, I discuss the usefulness of metaphors for explaining abstract statistical concepts to non-technical readers. This is an approach taken in my new SAS Press book, Business Statistics Made Easy in SAS®, since many readers of this level

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Explaining statistical methods to the terrified & disinterested: pictures & diagrams

February 18, 2016
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In a previous blog I suggested that many readers in many applied areas are reading statistics texts under duress for a course or project, and are in truth somewhere between disinterested and terrified. In my new SAS Press book Business Statistics Made Easy in SAS® I make use of various

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What’s the most important new feature in SAS/STAT software?

February 1, 2016
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What do you think is the most important new feature in SAS/STAT? Well it depends! In this video, SAS developers talk about their new work and which customers will be excited about it and why. Healthcare professionals may lean toward the new rare events control charts in QC, which allows

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