Posts Tagged ‘ tips and tricks ’

Jedi SAS Tricks: Warp Speed DATA Steps with DS2

April 25, 2015
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I remember the first time I was faced with the challenge of parallelizing a DATA step process. It was 2001 and SAS V8.1 was shiny and new. We were processing very large data sets, and the computations performed on each record were quite complex. The processing was crawling along on

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When art and analytics collide

March 24, 2015
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The best graphs are both beautiful and informative - a smooth blend of art and analytics. But more often than not, the two collide rather than blending smoothly... Here is a link to a artistic infographic I recently saw posted by Vendavo on twitter. Their message (80% of your profit is generated

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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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