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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Stay curious! Benefit yourself and your organization

Recently one of our most popular authors, Michael Raithel, a Senior Systems Analyst for Westat, presented a SAS Talks and was interviewed for an AllAnalytics radio show.  Michael is the author of more than 25 SAS technical papers, four SAS Press books, and a popular lecturer at SAS Global Forum […]

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Highlights of the SAS Global Forum 2014 conference

After just returning home from the greatest SAS conference on earth, I wanted to share a few highlights from the 2014 SAS Global Forum (SASGF) conference, where more than 4,500 attendees from every corner of the globe took part in a multi-day SAS-fest. For four days, from sun-up to well […]

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Worth a shopping trip!

SAS has launched the first phase of a new shopping experience for SAS users. In phase 1, you can buy books and some software by shopping in our new SAS store. The long-term goal for SAS is to have a single shopping experience for all your SAS shopping needs. Two […]

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Wisconsin Illinois SAS Users Conference: a great learning experience

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Illinois SAS Users Conference in Des Plaines, IL. The conference included a full day of presentations, followed by 2 days of training. This conference attracted a very lively group of around 150 SAS users from the surrounding area. Presenters included […]

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Headed to SAS Global Forum

It’s that time of year again, where I make my plans to head to SAS Global Forum. This year, the meeting is in San Francisco and, since I love this city, it makes me more excited than ever to meet with SAS friends. This user conference is planned and organized […]

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6 bestselling books at 4 fabulous conferences

Many new books topped the charts at NESUG, SESUG, SCSUG, and Analytics 2012. Did any of your go-to SAS books make the lists? If you’re curious, take a look at our previously featured post What SAS users are reading this fall: early book buzz to view bestselling titles at these […]

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Want to see your name in lights- or at least on a list?

We've been busy this year producing books for SAS users. Take a look at our Upcoming Titles list. These are just a few of the titles we have going right now. You've seen me promote specific topics throughout the year. Now is your chance to tell me where your experience […]

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Which SAS books would be on your ideal bookshelf?

David Sedaris, a native of Raleigh, NC, who has made it big as a humorist and author, recently posted his “Ideal Bookshelf” on Facebook. The picture was created by a company called Ideal Bookshelf, which “paints portraits of people through the spines of their favorite books: the ones that changed […]

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More eBooks for everyone

SAS Publishing has been offering eBooks through partners like Amazon, Apple, and Google, for a number of years. Our content is also available through subscription-based companies like Books 24x7, Safari, and EBSCO. We have learned that taking content developed for hardcopy and turning it into an ebook is not a […]

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