SAS author’s tip: Macro language timing is everything

This SAS tip is from Robert Virgile and his book “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”. We hope you find this tip useful. You can also read an excerpt from Virgile’s book. In macro language, as in life, timing is everything.  Macro language students need to learn the timing […]

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SAS author’s tip: Bayesian analysis of item response theory models

This SAS tip comes from Clement A. Stone and Xiaowen Zhu, authors of Bayesian Analysis of Item Response Theory Models using SAS. Item response theory (IRT) models are the models of choice for analyzing item responses from assessments in the educational, psychological, health, social, and behavioral sciences. SAS PROC MCMC […]

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3 bestselling books at ENAR 2015 Spring Meeting

We had a lot of books at the ENAR 2015 Spring Meeting in Miami last week, but these were the top three bestsellers. Analysis of Observational Healthcare Data using SAS by Douglas E. Faries, Robert L. Obenchain, Josep Maria Haro, and Andrew C. Leon Survival Analysis Using SAS®: A Practical […]

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SAS Press is heading to ENAR 2015 Spring Meeting

Are you heading to the ENAR 2015 Spring Meeting in Miami this week? SAS author and Program Chair Mithat Gönen, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Associate Chair Brisa Sánchez, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health have created an outstanding scientific program this year. The sessions cover […]

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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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