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SAS functions to encode and decode data for the Web

April 4, 2018
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SAS functions to encode and decode data for the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the World Wide Web and for the construction of URLs -- a piece of syntax that every 8-year-old is now familiar with. According to the lore, when Sir Tim invented URLs he did not imagine that Internet surfers of all ages and backgrounds

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How to download and convert CSV files for use in SAS

May 7, 2017
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In his recent article Perceptions of probability, Rick Wicklin explores how vague statements about "likeliness" translate into probabilities that we can express numerically. It's a fun, informative post -- I recommend it! You'll "Almost Certainly" enjoy it. To prepare the article, Rick first had to download the source data from

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Next time, do your own homework

September 22, 2011
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SAS programming is taught in schools all over the world, including in high schools.  Occasionally, I receive questions via my blog such as this one: Can somebody help me on this? Write a short DATA _NULL_ step to determine the largest integer you can store on your computer in 3,
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SAS DIF function – Comparing previous records

October 23, 2009
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The SAS DIF function is another useful tool for operating on previous records. Lets say you want to know the difference in the last year’s revenue and this year’s revenue. Here is the data: Year          Revenue 2001           10,000 2002          30,000 2003          60,000 2004          100,000 data revenue1; set revenue; Rev_increase=dif1(revenue); run; Year          Revenue         Rev_increase 2001          ...
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