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R for SAS and SPSS Users, A Review

June 6, 2011
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If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m bullish on good data analysis. I am not a programmer by training but, through a variety of projects, I’ve found a solid understanding of data manipulation has … Continue reading
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Mapping an MS Access Database to SAS Library

March 26, 2011
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This post is for people, like myself, who assume things are harder than they usually are. Worked on an analysis yesterday where I needed to map an Access database to a SAS library so I could use the tables in … Continue reading
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JoA: Dashboard Your Scorecard

March 25, 2011
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The Journal of Accountancy had a good article last month on building Excel-based dashboards. It got the creative juices flowing for me, and I am thinking about integrating some dashboards into my daily work. Modern BI tools like SAS and … Continue reading
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SAS EG: Filtering a dataset via prompt manager variable

November 4, 2010
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Nobody who reads this blog is likely a SAS programmer. However, on the off chance this would be useful to someone who finds it via Google, I wanted to post. Currently, I am working on a project in SAS Enterprise Guide where I needed to allow the user to provide variable value(s) via prompt...
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DO Loops: Part Deux (It’s a pun. Get it?)

December 11, 2009
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For Part II in this series of posts on DO Loops in SAS, I wanted to discuss an application slightly more complex than the previous example. Loops can not only be used to perform data correction (as shown in the previous post), but can also be very useful in creating new records where none...
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DO Loops: Useful Tool in SAS User’s Toolbox

December 9, 2009
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DO Loops in SAS are outside the scope of what most beginning users feel comfortable tackling. However, they are a powerful, time-saving tool in the report writer’s toolbox. For those unfamiliar with programming, loops are a set of instructions that the programmer tells the computer to repeat until predefined condition(s) are true. It’s a...
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Actuarial Triangle: Powerful Tool for Accounting Estimates

November 28, 2009
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When individuals outside the profession think of accounting, they don’t often consider its subjective nature. Most people assume there are bright line rules and it’s the CPA’s job to make sure the rules are adhered to. In some instances, there … Continue reading
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