Do you like learning by example?

Around the country and in my neighborhood, kids everywhere have returned to school. We’ve made it through the back-to-school ads in our newspapers, social media, and on TV. Our pocket books are lighter now (and credit cards heavier) with all the spending on school supplies and the very important back-to-school […]

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SAS author's tip: a short-cut for requesting multiple tables

Ron Cody is the author of several bestselling SAS books, including his latest SAS Statistics by Example. He's also one of the most highly regarded SAS experts anywhere. One could even make the case that Ron has achieved somewhat of a cult status within the SAS user community. Whether you've gotten a chance to meet Ron […]

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SAS author's tip: creating a bar chart using PROC SGPLOT

This week's tip comes from Ron Cody - SAS author and expert extraordinaire. Ron's written several bestselling SAS Press books including his latest SAS Statistics by Example. If you haven't taken a look at Ron's extensive work, I'd invite you to visit his author page. You can read a free chapter from each of […]

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Three's the charm with Ron Cody

Three is the natural number following 2 and preceding 4. Earth is the third planet in its local Solar System. Humans perceive white light as the mixture of the three additive primary hues: red, green, and blue. Genetic information is encoded in DNA and RNA using a triplet codon system. […]

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3 SAS books win STC awards

As we wrapped up 2011 and began preparing for 2012, we were notified by the Society for Technical Communication, Carolina Chapter, that three SAS Press books received awards in the 2011-2012 competition. We submitted these three entries this past November, and are thrilled that all three submissions won awards. Multiple […]

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SAS author's tip: computing a new variable with PROC REPORT

Ron Cody and his supremely helpful book Learning SAS by Example close out our weekly SAS Author's Tip of 2011. Ron Cody is a household name in the SAS user community. And he deserves the moniker on his license plate of "SASMAN". Just mentioning Ron's name at user conferences incites awe. Sometimes […]

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Ron Cody is giving me homework

On the SAS Dummy blog, I often receive questions that smack of homework assignments. After all, SAS programming is taught in universities (and even high schools) around the world. So I didn't consider it unusual when I received this question recently: Write a short DATA _NULL_ step to determine the […]

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Ron Cody's new book SAS Statistics by Example

I've had the pleasure of working with Ron Cody for a number of years and I’ve always been amazed by Ron’s enthusiasm for just about everything he does, from Geocaching,  scuba diving, cooking, playing the piano, biking, traveling the world, teaching SAS classes, and writing SAS Press books! He’s quite a prolific […]

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SAS student ambassador and one of her favorite books

In honor of last night’s 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, I thought it would be fun to unveil a recent SAS Publishing video featuring SAS user and student ambassador Isabel Perry.  I had the good fortune of being introduced to Isabel at SAS Global Forum 2011, thanks to colleague and master of connections Elizabeth Ceranowski, after […]

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SAS author's tip: SPEDIS and fuzzy matching

This week’s featured SAS author’s tip comes from SAS user extraordinaire Ron Cody.  Honestly, because Ron has written so many SAS books, I could probably feature a year’s worth of tips from his work alone. To find something useful in any of Ron’s books, one merely needs to let the […]

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