Fulfilling goals

We all have goals…personal, professional, stretch goals, goals that will move us forward quickly. I’ve talked to many people who have a goal of someday writing a book. They always say “someday” in a wistful tone, because they never feel like they’ll have enough time or knowledge to be an […]

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SAS Press makes a stop in The Golden State

In just a few short days, I’ll fly cross-country to attend the Western Users of SAS Software conference (WUSS). I make no secret of the fact that I love California: San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, among others, are all great cities to visit. This year WUSS will be held […]

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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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Make yourself known at the 2015 regional conferences

The U.S. Regional SAS Users Group Conferences are smaller, intimate conferences where you can show off your SAS expertise. The conference coordinators are always looking for strong presenters and keynote speakers. Many of our authors use these conferences to gather immediate feedback on their book topic. And let’s not forget […]

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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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You, too, can have a book at SAS Global Forum 2015

You’re walking around the bookstore at SAS Global Forum, looking at the new books and upcoming titles. There are lots of titles that look helpful, and a couple that are on your must-have list. You see SAS users and students eagerly talking with the authors, treating them like rock stars. […]

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Write a SAS book

As SAS software continues to develop, the demand for information grows. That’s why there’s a big recruitment effort underway at SAS Books to get experts to share their best practices on using SAS. Recruiter Shelley Sessoms attended the Analytics 2014 conference in Frankfurt, Germany last week to find new writers. […]

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Artisan crafted SAS programs

Madison Avenue has a new phrase to describe the things they are trying to sell to us: artisan crafted.  These days, there are artisan crafted breads and rolls, artisan crafted beers, artisan crafted coffees, artisan crafted soaps, and a host of other artisan crafted products.  Artisan crafted seems to have […]

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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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