SAS author's tip: Combining macro variables with text

This week’s author tip is from Michele Burlew and her new book SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Third Edition. Burlew chose this tip because she says it’s important to understand how SAS determines where a macro variable reference starts and stops, and often a delimiter is needed to tell SAS […]

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SAS author’s tip: Getting an accurate picture of claims data

This week’s author tip is from Matthew Gillingham and his new book SAS Programming with Medicare Administrative Data. Gillingham has been programming in SAS for 15 years and has spent 10 of those years specifically dealing with health care use, cost and quality measurement. Here’s Gillingham’s tip for you: To […]

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SAS author’s tip: Performing floating point number comparisons

The SAS author’s tip of the week blogs are back! Sorry for the short break - I’ve been working to transition into my new role as editor of the SAS Bookshelf. We will continue to feature these helpful tips for our readers. Please let me know if there is any […]

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SAS author's tip: Reading excel files with the IMPORT procedure

This week's SAS tip is from Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter's new edition of The Little SAS Book. This book, now in its fifth edition, has helped thousands and thousands of SAS users and is a must-have for any SAS book shelf. If you'd like to learn more about this […]

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SAS author's tip: Why think %locally?

This week's SAS tip is from Robert Virgile and his illuminating new book SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques. Robert has 30 years of experience developing and teaching SAS classes. And his new book is filled with powerful programming techniques. If you like this week's free excerpt, you can read […]

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SAS author's tip: Crafting the decision tree structure for insight and exposition

This week's SAS tip is from Barry de Ville and Padraic Neville's enterprising new book Decision Trees for Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner. With their combined vast expertise, De Ville and Neville have created a comprehensive guide to decision tree theory, use, and applications. If you're interested in this week's free […]

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SAS author's tip: Displaying multiple box plots for each value of a categorical variable

This week's SAS tip is from superstar author Ron Cody and his very popular book SAS Statistics by Example. Ron has been using SAS (and writing about SAS) for a long time. And he communicates his vast expertise in a friendly, easy-to-understand manner. If you've used any of Ron's books, I'm sure you'll agree. The following […]

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SAS author's tip: replaying using WHERE= clauses

This week's SAS tip comes from Michael Tuchman and his book PROC DOCUMENT by Example Using SAS. Michael, a senior statistician, has been using SAS since 1999. And his experience comes through in his book. It's received strong reviews including this one from SAS user Wendi Wright: "Currently, I believe PROC DOCUMENT is a highly […]

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SAS author's tip: Planning versus forecasting and manual overrides

This week's SAS tip is from Applied Data Mining for Forecasting Using SAS by Tim Rey, Arthur Kordon, and Chip Wells. Whether you're a forecasting practitioner, engineer, statistician, or economist, you'll appreciate the many real-world examples in the book. And hopefully this free excerpt. The following excerpt is from SAS Press […]

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SAS author's tip: Importing textual data into SAS

Interested in text mining? This week's SAS tip is from the new book - Text Mining and Analysis: Practical Methods, Examples, and Case Studies Using SAS by Goutam Chakraborty, Murali Pagolu, and Satish Garla. This hands-on guide is getting strong early reviews - and perhaps you'd like to write your own after reading the […]

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