Posts Tagged ‘ SAS Enterprise Guide ’

Essential SAS tools to bring to your next hackathon

September 17, 2018
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Essential SAS tools to bring to your next hackathon

To succeed in any data-focused hackathon, you need a robust set of tools and skills – as well as a can-do attitude.  Here's what you can expect from any hackathon: Messy data.   It might come from a variety of sources, and won't necessarily be organized for analytics or reporting.  That's

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Manage the current directory within your SAS program

August 28, 2018
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Using relative file paths in your SAS programs? Use the new DLGCDIR function to manage your SAS working directory -- even in SAS Enterprise Guide or SAS Studio -- to ensure your programs are working the way they ought to.

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Changing font size in SAS

June 18, 2018
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When making a new piece of code, I like to use the smallest font I can read. This lets me fit more text on the screen at once. When presenting code to others, especially in a classroom setting, I like to make the font large enough to see from the back...
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A productive future for SAS Enterprise Guide

April 30, 2018
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A productive future for SAS Enterprise Guide

The title of this blog says what you really need to know: SAS Enterprise Guide does have a future, and it's a bright one. Ever since SAS Studio debuted in 2014, onlookers have speculated about its impact on the development of SAS Enterprise Guide. I think that we have been

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SAS Enterprise Guide tools for programmers

January 15, 2018
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If you are a SAS programmer, you may wonder why you should read this. After all isn’t SAS Enterprise Guide just for folks who don’t want to be bothered writing SAS code? SAS Enterprise Guide is just point, click, and get results, right? Well there is a...
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Tricks for importing text files in SAS Enterprise Guide

December 12, 2017
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Tricks for importing text files in SAS Enterprise Guide

I'm a big fan of the Import Data task in SAS Enterprise Guide, especially for its support of text-based files (CSV, tab delimited, fixed width, and more). There's no faster method for generating SAS code that reads your data exactly the way you need it. I use the tool so

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Choose Your SAS Interface

September 15, 2017
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Choose Your SAS Interface

A while back, I wrote about the proliferation of interfaces for writing SAS programs.  I am reposting that blog here (with a few changes) because a lot of SAS users still don’t understand that they have a choice. These days SAS programmers have more choices than ever before about how to run SAS.  They...
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Code debugging and program history in SAS Enterprise Guide

August 18, 2017
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SAS programmers have high expectations for their coding environment, and why shouldn't they? Companies have a huge investment in their SAS code base, and it's important to have tools that help you understand that code and track changes over time. Few things are more satisfying as a SAS program that

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