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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

Adding Harvey Balls to your SAS reports

I'm currently working on a large project for a SAS customer. The project comprises many activities and phases, so there is a need to track ... Read More

Blog spam: ain't nobody got time for that

Here at SAS, we've come a long way with how we deal with blog spam on blogs.sas.com. Last year at this time, I was sifting ... Read More

Take control of ODS results in SAS Enterprise Guide

When you run a program or task in SAS Enterprise Guide, the application wraps your job in an "ODS sandwich", the colloquial term we use ... Read More

Frankenstein hackey-sacking with a missile

I'm in the grocery store with a "mental" list of 3 items to pick up: bread, eggs, and something unusual like cupcake liners. My phone ... Read More