SQL Joins in SAS University Edition

Probably the most important thing you can learn in the free SAS University Edition is how to work with data. And one of the most powerful tools for working with data is Proc SQL ... I've used Proc SQL in some of my previous blog posts for simple tasks (such […]

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How to read Excel spreadsheets with SAS University Edition

This blog post teaches you how to import an Excel spreadsheet into the free SAS University Edition, so you can further analyze and graph the data. First, you need to create a folder on your local computer (such as C:\\SASUniversityEdition\\myfolders\\ ), and then then set that up as a Shared […]

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How to create a bubble plot in SAS University Edition

Are you a fan of Hans Rosling's famous bubble plots? ... Then why not learn how to create your own bubble plots in SAS University Edition?!? :) Perhaps you saw my SAS/GRAPH imitation of Hans Rosling's animation in a previous blog (see a snapshot of my graph below)? Or perhaps the SGPLOT […]

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How to create a histogram in SAS University Edition

This is a simple tutorial showing how to use SQL to subset data, and then create a histogram using Proc Sgplot, in SAS University Edition. So you've downloaded SAS University Edition, and you're wondering "What now?" -- I would recommend exploring some of the sample data, and creating some simple […]

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Free SAS Software for students!

Remember the episode where Oprah gave a free car to everyone in her studio audience? - Well Jim Goodnight goes one better, and gives free SAS Software to all students in the world! When I was in graduate school, I felt very fortunate to be at NC State University, because SAS let us […]

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Using transparent colors in SAS Graphs

This graph certainly makes it clear! I can see right through your lies! Clearly, you know what you're talking about! We need more transparency in our organization! What was that all about, you might ask?!? ... I was just getting all the obvious puns out of the way, so I […]

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A graphical index to my SAS/GRAPH blogs

Following SAS' Sanjay Matange's lead, I have recently set up a graphical (thumbnail-driven) index to my SAS/GRAPH blogs. Hopefully this will provide an easy way for you to quickly peruse my past blogs, and find the ones you might be interested in. So far, I've got 44 of my blogs […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... geographical maps

Your biggest problem with maps used to be learning how to fold a paper road map. Today, with the advent of GPS, Google Maps, and location-specific data, the bar has been raised! ... you now need to know how to plot your data on a map! Below are several examples of different kinds […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... pie charts

There's an old expression "easy as pie."  Have you ever tried to bake a pie??? ... It's not so easy, LOL!  And neither is using pie charts correctly! :) Below are several examples of different kinds of pie charts you can create with SAS/GRAPH. And at the bottom of this […]

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A beginner's tutorial on ... bar charts

Do you know how to create a bar chart using SAS, and when to use what kind of bar chart?!?  If the answer doesn't come to you "easy as pie" then this blog is for you! Below are several examples of different kinds of bar charts you can create with SAS/GRAPH. […]

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