Help! Why does the WHERE clause choke on the INPUT function?

A student brought in this coding problem after her manager was struggling with this issue for a while. They played guessing games, but to no avail. Here’s what happened when they submitted data step and proc sql code using a WHERE clause with an INPUT function? data aileen; length hcn […]

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Chris Hemedinger reveals all the secrets to custom tasks in SAS EG

To thousands of end users around the world, SAS® Enterprise Guide is a productivity tool for data management, analytics, reporting and SAS programming.  As many features as SAS Enterprise Guide offers, these still represent just a fraction of what people can do with SAS. That's why a growing number of […]

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Your SAS Visual Analytics expert is here

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an expert to answer your SAS Visual Analytics question? Now you do and the best part, it’s free! Beginning September 8, SAS will be hosting a one-hour Ask the Expert session each Monday through November. Each interactive session will focus on a specific Visual […]

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Not the same ol’ middle tier

The SAS Middle Tier is all new for SAS 9.4, and you might not recognize it. Gone are the third-party web application servers. Gone is the third-party Java development kit. Missing major components like those may cause you to ask yourself, “Does SAS still have a middle tier?”  With the […]

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A tale of two administrators

You are the new SAS Administrator. After the initial shock or excitement, you sit back and wonder, “What does that MEAN???” In an enterprise environment there are often divisions of duties. The SAS Intelligence Platform is no exception. Just take a look at the architecture. Just looking at this picture, […]

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Thanks a Million

In July, we trained our 1 millionth user. It’s a significant milestone for SAS. In celebration, we want to recognize our customers and say “thank you” for making a commitment to us for your learning. Now through Aug. 31, we are offering a special Buy One, Get One 50-percent off […]

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Getting things in order with PROC SQL, macro and a SAS function

Order must be the most frequent cry for help in the SAS classroom. “HELP,” said my student in the classroom. “I work with messy health data. My users want to see data in this order.” T1.col1, t1.col2, t1.col3, t1.col4, t2.col5, t1.col6 and list the remaining columns in column position from […]

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SAS Programming is going on tour

One of my favorite bands, Kings of Leon, is touring again this year and making a stop in Raleigh. I didn’t want to take any chances that I might miss them playing in my hometown so I bought tickets as soon as they went on sale. As you might agree, […]

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Producing normal density plots with shading

When teaching statistics, it is often useful to produce a normal density plot with shading under the curve. For example, consider a one-sided hypothesis test. An alpha value of .05 would correspond to a Z-score cutoff of 1.645. This means that 95% of a standard normal curve falls below a […]

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SAS Training: Show up and learn

Fear was written large on the faces of my class as I walked in to set up my SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) course. Participants talked in hushed tones and I wondered what this was all about. I was soon to find out during the introductions. Here are some snippets from […]

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