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Using SAS and ODS PACKAGE to create ZIP files

SAS users are big data consumers and big data creators. Often, we have to deal in large data files (or many smaller files) -- and ... Read More

Customer segmentation using RFM in SAS Enterprise Guide

Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Analysis (or RFM) is a popular customer segmentation technique employed by database marketers everywhere. Marketers use RFM to identify which customers ... Read More

A fresh helping of hash: the SHA256 function in SAS 9.4m1

For several releases, SAS has supported a cryptographic hash function called MD5, or "message digest". In SAS 9.4 Maintenance 1, the new SHA256 function can ... Read More

Adding Google Web Fonts to your SAS reports

Because I began my SAS career in the Publications division, I like to think that I have a keen eye when it comes to SAS ... Read More

SAS Tech Talk: Developing the SAS Visual Analytics Explorer

If there's anyone who represents the global nature of SAS software, it's Falko Schulz. He's a German who lives in Brisbane, Australia while he works ... Read More

SAS custom tasks: using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and other new toys

Writing a book about SAS (or any computer software) is both gratifying and frustrating. It's gratifying because there are so many SAS users in the ... Read More

11 super-useful custom tasks for SAS Enterprise Guide

The holiday season is here, and you're probably wondering how to shop for that picky SAS Enterprise Guide user on your gift list. I've got ... Read More

Support for SAS on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 8 has been with us for a year, and its first major update -- Windows 8.1 -- has just arrived. So how does ... Read More

5 keyboard shortcuts in SAS that will change your life

Okay, given the title of this article, I might be overselling the content a bit. Read on to see if your life will be transformed. ... Read More