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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

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