Using Big Data & Analytics to Fight Fraud!

It is estimated that a typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year (www.acfe.com).  The total cost of insurance fraud (non-health insurance) in the US is estimated to be more than $40 billion per year (www.fbi.gov).  The advent of Big Data & Analytics has provided new and […]

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So what’s the big data?

There’s a lot of excitement right now around the book, Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners by Jared Dean, SAS Senior Director of Research and Development. At SAS, Dean is responsible for the development of the company’s worldwide data mining solutions. His […]

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Three reasons to learn SAS macro facility

People tend to think of the SAS macro facility as something to tackle when you’ve reached ‘advanced programmer’ status. But macro programming can be easy to learn, and it allows you to work faster and more effectively. Here are three reasons why you should consider learning the macro facility, even […]

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Get comfortable programming with Medicare data and SAS

We all know the importance of understanding the data you are working with. After all, the best programmers we know have combined their lifelong pursuit of programming knowledge with a similar pursuit of some specific subject matter. I have programmed in SAS for about 15 years and have pursued expertise […]

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Write a book for SAS

Have you written a popular SAS Global Forum paper? Have you shared a winning case study with your colleagues? Have you talked about a cool, new feature you found in SAS? Well, share it with the world! SAS Press can help you share your knowledge and expertise worldwide. We’ve published […]

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Looking for new authors at SAS Global Forum

As you may know, we are expanding the SAS Press program.  Are you interested in writing a SAS book, or do you know someone who should write a book for SAS? Please let us know if you are interested--or send us your author recommendations! Here are some ways we're hoping to meet […]

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Get motivated to become a top SAS programmer

SAS author Michael Raithel says it best: “Why shouldn't you be the person who gets the most challenging assignments, who contributes the most to key projects, who gets the top pay, who is sent to training, who management counts on, and who junior programmers look up to? The answer to […]

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Working on “stuff that matters”

“It’s not about how much money you make but to work on stuff that matters," according to Tim O’Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media. At the recent Tools of Change conference, Tim O’Reilly mentioned during his keynote that writers tend to be motivated to work on “stuff that matters.” Through SAS […]

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SAS author's tip: Building a macro program in 4 steps

This week's SAS tip comes from Michele Burlew and her book SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Second Edition. Michele is the accomplished author of  7 SAS Press books and a much-respected SAS expert. You can learn more about Michele and read a free chapter from each of her books here. And if you like […]

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SAS author's tip: the OTHERS group

Gerhard Svolba is one of our busiest authors. His new book Data Quality for Analytics Using SAS just released and next Monday, June 18, he's participating in a live e-chat at 11 a.m. ET. In the meantime, I decided to feature our weekly SAS tip from Gerhard's first and also highly-regarded book Data Preparation […]

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