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SAS employees are now easier to spot on Communities

Since the launch of Communities on SAS, hundreds of SAS employees have been among you. Some SAS employees made themselves known by selecting a telling ... Read More

Using SAS Enterprise Guide with your local SAS installation

If you have SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS for Windows installed on a machine together, they should Just Work. There is no special setup required. ... Read More

Why your DDE programs don't work anymore

Hello, 1992 called. They want their DDE Excel automation back. Perhaps the title of this article is too pessimistic. Of course your SAS programs that ... Read More

New SAS programming features in SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1

SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1 began shipping last week. Of the many new features, some are "biggies" while others are more subtle. My favorite new features ... Read More

Don't panic: maybe your XLSX file is already opened

As you can tell from my recent posts (see here and here), I've been working with SAS and Microsoft Excel files quite a bit. I'm ... Read More

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