Posts Tagged ‘ tips and tricks ’

SAS tutorial: Import a comma-separated file into SAS

March 11, 2014
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In this tutorial video, you will learn how to read comma-separated-value (CSV) files with Base SAS using a DATA step. This enables you to create a SAS data set copy that transforms each field in the raw data file into a variable in the data set. Watch ...
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Olympic graphs … on steroids!

February 27, 2014
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Michele Ensor recently posted a wonderful blog with a graph of the 2014 Winter Olympics medal count. I'm going to further refine that graph, making it an Olympic graph ... on steroids! :) Here is Michele's graph: First, let's give it a few simple cosmetic changes. I always like to have

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Applying conditional highlighting to a SAS Enterprise Guide report

February 26, 2014
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Here’s my latest tip on how to apply conditional highlighting to a SAS Enterprise Guide report using the Summary Tables task. The Summary Tables task is a great way to point and click your way to creating simple or complex reports. Conditional highlighting is just one additional feature you can

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SAS 9.4 has a new way to send interactive graphs in email!

November 6, 2013
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SAS 9.4 allows you to create html5 output with your graph inline (as part of the html), providing a great way to email your SAS/Graph output! Previously, if you used ods html and dev=png to create graphs, you had to deal with two files -- a png file (...
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Dabbling in genetics

August 7, 2013
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With the medical science these days, there are many genetic defects you can be tested for, to see if you might develop a certain problem/disease, or might be a carrier for it.  Would you rather know, or not know?  (Would your health insurance company...
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New U.S. sample data available in SAS 9.4

July 25, 2013
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In previous versions of SAS, if you wanted to experiment with creating U.S. maps in Proc GMAP, there wasn't any good sample data available.  Unless you had your own data available, you probably ended up using the maps.us x/y points as your DATA= ... w...
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A SAS sandwich to satisfy every appetite

July 19, 2013
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How do you like your sandwich? On rye, whole wheat or white bread? What fillings and dressings do you like? You probably think I’ve gone completely crazy and I don’t blame you. What does food have to do with SAS, you say? Loads -- as you’ll find ...
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SAS 9.4 does it with style (consistent graph styles, to be precise!)

July 17, 2013
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ODS graph styles provide users with an easy way to control things such as the colors and fonts used in a graph, freeing the user from having to specify these properties in their code.  A lot of thought was given to picking colors that work well toget...
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