Posts Tagged ‘ SAS tips ’

Adding Google Web Fonts to your SAS reports

January 6, 2014
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Adding Google Web Fonts to your SAS reports

Because I began my SAS career in the Publications division, I like to think that I have a keen eye when it comes to SAS documentation. When I first visited the SAS 9.4 online documentation, I immediately noticed that it had a different look. Examine the image below; can you
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SAS trick: get the LIBNAME statement to create folders for you

July 2, 2013
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When I work on SAS projects that create lots of files as results, it's often a requirement that those files be organized in a certain folder structure. The exact structure depends on the project, but here's an example: /results |__ html |__ images |__ xls |__ data Before you can
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Comparing data set schemas in SAS

August 15, 2012
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Comparing data set schemas in SAS

The project that I'm currently working on requires several input data tables, and those tables must have a specific schema. That is, each input table must contain columns of a specific name, type, and length in order for the rest of the system to function correctly. The schema requirements aren't
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How to get your SAS data set attributes into Excel

August 14, 2012
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How to get your SAS data set attributes into Excel

I'm working on a SAS programming project with a large team. Each team member is responsible for a piece of the overall system, and the "contract" for how it all fits together is The Data. For example, I've got a piece that performs some data manipulation and produces several output
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Take SAS program editor abbreviations to the next level

November 17, 2011
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Take SAS program editor abbreviations to the next level

Rick posted a tip today about using abbreviations in the SAS program editor window (often referred to as the "enhanced editor"). Defining abbreviations is a great way to save keystrokes and re-use "templates" of code that you've squirreled away. (One of Rick's readers also picked up on the tip, and
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Do you mind if we dance with your DATEs (or DATETIMEs)?

November 15, 2011
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Do you mind if we dance with your DATEs (or DATETIMEs)?

I've been working with date-time data on a recent project, and I've come across a few SAS programs that have "opportunity for improvement" when it comes time to create reports. (Or maybe I haven't, and I contrived this entire blog post so that I could reference one of my favorite
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Calling Windows PowerShell from SAS: a simple example

September 15, 2011
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Calling Windows PowerShell from SAS: a simple example

As I mentioned in my introductory post about Windows PowerShell, you can use PowerShell commands as a simple and concise method to collect data from your Windows systems; information that is ripe for analysis within SAS. In this example, I'll show a technique for using a SAS program to call
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Google Reader bundles for SAS-related blogs

September 7, 2011
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I use Google Reader to keep up with SAS-related conversations on the blogosphere.   I thought it would be nice to share the lists of blogs that I follow as "shared bundles".  If you also use Google Reader, it will be very easy for you to add these bundles to
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