Posts Tagged ‘ SAS dummy ’

Be a code poet laureate

March 6, 2012
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The next time you write a DATA step, try to express it in iambic pentameter.  Or instead of a SAS macro function, how about a SAS macro sonnet?  (Or, for the more base among you, a limerick?) That's the spirit behind the code {poems} project.  You write a poem in
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Reaching a dubious peak

January 27, 2012
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Reaching a dubious peak

So many of us struggle with this mountain. In fact, 68.27% of us get within sight of reaching the summit (while 95.47% of us are at least on a perceivable slope). We run, walk, crawl and sometimes slide our way uphill (from one direction or the other) until we finally
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Poetry on our own terms

October 21, 2011
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Within the SAS documentation there must be thousands of unique words.  But eleven words occur more than any others within the SAS documentation corpus: SAS, data, statement, option, value, set, variable, value, PROC, model, table. This is according to one of our staff terminologists, Vicki Leary, who helps to keep our use of these words consistent and clear.  Vicki challenged our
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Putting the "Guide" in Enterprise Guide

November 15, 2010
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Putting the "Guide" in Enterprise Guide

Some of you will remember that in the very early versions of SAS Enterprise Guide, we introduced a unique approach to helping you to learn SAS: an animated "agent" who could suggest your next steps within your project. We furloughed the agent (wh...
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An "Enterprise Guide" in a parallel universe

November 10, 2010
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Dear Readers, You might visit this blog for many reasons, chief among them to learn useful information about SAS. You know that I often post tips about SAS Enterprise Guide, and sometimes people go so far as to call this a "SAS Enterprise Guide"...
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