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Using ODS EXCEL and PROC EXPORT to bundle Excel-based reports

I recently wrote about my foray into the experimental world of ODS EXCEL. Using this new destination in SAS 9.4, I was able to create ... Read More

Experimenting with ODS EXCEL to create spreadsheets from SAS

The ODS ExcelXP tagset has served us well over the years. It provides a reliable method to get formatted SAS output into Microsoft Excel workbooks, ... Read More

Format your data like a social media superstar

In my industry of data and computer science, precision is typically regarded as a virtue. The more exact that you can be, the better. Many ... Read More

How to find out what's new in SAS 9.4 maintenance

Today SAS began shipping the second maintenance release of SAS 9.4, colloquially known as "SAS 9.4M2". This is an incremental release, meant to build upon ... Read More

More SAS tips coming to your inbox

When it comes to e-mail-based newsletters, I'm of two minds. On one hand, I feel like I receive enough (or maybe too much) e-mail and ... Read More

Performance tips for viewing data in SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS users love to look at data. And the data grid in SAS Enterprise Guide is a convenient way to view the contents of a ... Read More

New course: Developing Custom Tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide

This probably won't surprise any of my regular readers: "SAS custom tasks" is one of my favorite topics to talk about. Since 2007, I've written ... Read More

Add a stars-style rating column to your SAS output

Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches Had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches Had none upon thars. - from "The Sneetches", by Dr. ... Read More

Cage match: SAS Studio versus SAS Enterprise Guide

I wish I had a nickle for every time I heard this question at SAS Global Forum: "So, does this SAS Studio thing replace ... Read More

The ingredients of a Data Scientist

It was just a couple of years ago that folks were skeptical about the term "data scientist". It seemed like a simple re-branding of an ... Read More