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Four more tips about hash tables

January 15, 2019
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Now is your chance to learn even more about SAS hash tables with four additional articles on the subject. The post Four more tips about hash tables appeared first on SAS Learning Post.
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Top posts from The DO Loop in 2018

January 2, 2019
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Top posts from The DO Loop in 2018

Last year, I wrote more than 100 posts for The DO Loop blog. Of these, the most popular articles were about data visualization, SAS programming tips, and statistical data analysis. Here are the most popular articles from 2018 in each category. Data Visualization Visualize repetition in song lyrics: In one

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Five SAS programming language features you should be using

December 20, 2018
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Good news -- the SAS program that you wrote and put into production 10 years ago still works. Hey, it's SAS, so you probably take that for granted. But are those techniques from 2008 still the best way to accomplish your task? SAS 9.4, first released in 2013 and now

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Select ODS tables by using wildcards and regular expressions in SAS

November 19, 2018
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You might know that you can use the ODS SELECT statement to display only some of the tables and graphs that are created by a SAS procedure. But did you know that you can use a WHERE clause on the ODS SELECT statement to display tables that match a pattern?

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Check out the SAS Student Series during winter break

November 13, 2018
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SAS is launching the SAS Student Series, which bundles thousands of dollars’ worth of training and certification materials into an affordable package for university students and recent graduates. The post Check out the SAS Student Series during wint...
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A trick to plot groups in PROC SGPLOT

October 31, 2018
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A trick to plot groups in PROC SGPLOT

A useful feature in PROC SGPLOT is the ability to easily visualize subgroups of data. Most statements in the SGPLOT procedure support a GROUP= option that enables you to overlay plots of subgroups. When you use the GROUP= option, observations are assigned attributes (colors, line patterns, symbols, ...) that indicate

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Five things you (probably) don’t know you can do with a hash table

August 9, 2018
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Hash tables are a very powerful and flexible data structure. Most SAS applications of hash tables focus on just one of their many powerful facilities: table lookup. Hash tables are a fantastic table lookup tool and their use for that should never be di...
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Meaningful names for columns of a design matrix

July 30, 2018
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Meaningful names for columns of a design matrix

A programmer recently asked a question on a SAS discussion forum about design matrices for categorical variables. He had generated a design matrix by using PROC GLMMOD and wanted to use the design columns in a subsequent procedure. However, the columns were named COL1, COL2, COL3,..., so he couldn't tell

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