Excuse me; but, is that a 32-bit or a 64-bit SAS catalog?

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty determined to prove them wrong when people tell me that I cannot do something. I am not talking about fantastical things such as flying through the heart of the sun and out the other side without getting burned. Nor, am I […]

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Why statisticians need strong communication skills

This year the American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice (CSP) has some weighty themes including Big Data Prediction and Analysis and all of its exciting applications. But just as important is the theme Communication and Impact. Everyone knows that if you have a great idea or discovery but you […]

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Five tips from Simulating Data with SAS

Data simulation is a fundamental technique in statistical programming and research. My book Simulating Data with SAS is an accessible how-to book that describes the most useful algorithms and the best programming techniques for efficient data simulation in SAS. Here are five lessons you can learn by reading it: Learn strategies […]

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SAS author's tip: Identifying FIRST.row and LAST.row in by-groups

A popular DATA step programming technique frequently used by SAS users is the ability to identify the beginning and ending observation in by-groups. The way it works is whenever a BY statement is specified with a SET statement, two temporary variables are created in the Program Data Vector (PDV), FIRST.variable […]

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5 best-selling SAS Press books of 2014

When it comes to exchanging gifts at Christmas, my brother and I have a tradition of buying each other books. Even when he lived away in Chicago, and everyone else in the world was buying eBooks, I could always count on a big, heavy box delivered to my house each […]

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Share your SAS analytics story in Las Vegas

Everyone has a story to tell – or so they say! What better place to tell your story than in Vegas! If you have a SAS analytics story then please come and share it with me at the SAS Press booth at Analytics 2014. Do you have an interesting or […]

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Let’s chat about big data and innovation

 “The best data scientists are those that combine deep statistical / data / machine learning skills with domain knowledge.” “[Most companies] haven't properly addressed the need for cultural change!... There's still this prevailing perception that it's a technology & skills problem.” “Analytics only ever tells you one of two things—it […]

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SAS author’s tip: Wrangling specific statistical values from SAS output

This week’s author tip is from Jack Shostak’s new book SAS Programming in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Second Edition. If you're interested in this week's free tip and want to learn more about the topic or book, visit our online catalog. You'll find a free book excerpt, example code and data, and more. General […]

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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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You, and your book, can stand out at JSM 2015

It’s easy to get lost in the crowd of thousands of Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) attendees. How can you make yourself stand out in a sea of statisticians? You could prepare an outstanding, standing-room-only presentation, give a half-day workshop, or present a poster. But what if you did all those […]

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