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SAS or Python? Why not use both? Using Python functions inside SAS programs

June 4, 2019
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SAS or Python? Why not use both? Using Python functions inside SAS programs

Two sayings I’ve heard countless times throughout my life are “Work smarter, not harder,” and “Use the best tool for the job.” If you need to drive a nail, you pick up a hammer, not a wrench or a screwdriver. In the programming world, this could mean using an existing

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Big data in business analytics: Talking about the analytics process model

May 14, 2019
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Big data in business analytics: Talking about the analytics process model

Interested in making business decisions with big data analytics? Our Wiley SAS Business Series book Profit Driven Business Analytics: A Practitioner’s Guide to Transforming Big Data into Added Value by Bart Baesens, Wouter Verbeke, and Cristian Danilo Bravo Roman has just the information you need to learn how to use

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Happy National Limerick Day from SAS Press!

May 10, 2019
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Happy National Limerick Day from SAS Press!

May 12th is #NationalLimerickDay! If you saw our Valentine’s Day poem, you know we at SAS Press love creating poems and fun rhymes, so check out our limericks below! So, what’s a limerick? National Limerick Day is observed each year on May 12th and honors the birthday of the famed

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Five key security features in the SAS Visual Analytics app

May 6, 2019
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Five key security features in the SAS Visual Analytics app

App security is at the top of mind for just about everybody – users, IT folks, business executives. Rightfully so. Mobile apps and the devices on which they reside tend to travel around, without any physical boundaries that encompass the traditional desktop computers. In chatting with folks who are evaluating

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Making the most of the ODS Excel destination

April 25, 2019
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Making the most of the ODS Excel destination

As a SAS programmer, you are asked to do many things with your data -- reading, writing, calculating, building interfaces, and occasionally sending data outside of SAS. One of the most popular outputs you may be tasked with creating is likely a Microsoft Excel workbook. Have you ever heard, “just

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Moving from natural language processing to natural language understanding

April 22, 2019
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Moving from natural language processing to natural language understanding

Imagine a world where satisfying human-computer dialogues exist. With the resurgence of interest in natural language processing (NLP) and understanding (NLU) – that day may not be far off. In order to provide more satisfying interactions with machines, researchers are designing smart systems that use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop

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Launching the Developers Community in SAS Communities

April 8, 2019
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As word spreads that SAS integrates with open source technologies, people are beginning to explore how to connect, interact with, and use SAS in new ways. More and more users are examining the possibilities and with this comes questions like: How do I code A, integrate B, and accomplish C?

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Dividing by zero with SAS

April 1, 2019
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Dividing by zero with SAS

Whether you are a strong believer in the power of dividing by zero, agnostic, undecided, a supporter, denier or anything in between and beyond, this blog post will bring all to a common denominator. History of injustice For how many years have you been told that you cannot divide by

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