Moving your clinical graphics from device based PROCs to template driven graphics

In writing the second edition of SAS Programming in the Pharmaceutical Industry, I knew that I wanted to replace the device-driven SAS/GRAPH figures with the new ODS template-driven graphics procedures. The latest developments in SAS graphics involve the template-driven procedures and tools found in SAS ODS graphics (i.e., ODS Graphics […]

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3 reasons you should read ODS Techniques

The Output Delivery System (ODS) is a very large topic and it can sometimes be difficult to find out if something is even possible from the reference documentation.  My new book ODS Techniques: Tips for Enhancing Your SAS Output takes a cookbook approach to various areas in ODS and introduces […]

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SAS author's tip: Using ODS to send output to alternate destinations

Ron Cody starts things off right with our first SAS tip of 2014. If you resolve to become a better statistical programmer this year, Ron's book SAS Statistics by Example is a great place to start. After you take a look at this week's free excerpt from the book, head over to Ron's author page. You'll […]

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SAS author's tip: Naming ODS output

This week's SAS tip is from Michael Tuchman and his innovative book PROC DOCUMENT by Example Using SAS. Michael's book fills an important gap. For instance, in her review of the book, SAS user and senior statistical analyst Wendi Wright said: "Currently, I believe PROC DOCUMENT is a highly underused procedure and after reading […]

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SAS author's tip: Moving ODS output into your internet or intranet site

This week's SAS tip is from Lauren Haworth, Cynthia L. Zender, and Michele Burlew's book Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond. This example-driven book includes broad coverage of some of the best features of ODS. To learn more about the book and the authors, visit our Web catalog to read […]

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SAS author's tip: Turning off output to the results window

This week's SAS tip is from Lauren Haworth, Cynthia L. Zender, and Michele Burlew's book Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond. This monumental guide is packed with a wide-array of techniques and examples. As SAS programmer Christine Iodice said, "This book is one-stop shopping for all your ODS needs!" […]

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An easy way to find variables in common to data sets

Over the holidays I was having a discussion with my cat, Ms. Trixie Lou. A question that often arises during the first programming class is the following: how do I find the variables that are in common to these two or three data sets? As it turns out, Ms. Trixie […]

SAS author's tip: Sending ODS output to your printer

This week's SAS tip is from Lauren Haworth, Cynthia Zender, and Michele Burlew's book Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond. This mega book is packed with multiple examples that can help all levels of SAS users. If you're using ODS, take a look at these previously featured tips from the book: […]

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Mobile is available for all SAS programmers

During the SAS Global Forum this past week, SAS offered several demos on mobile technology including: Michael Hecht, SAS, JMP iPad App Super Demo Chris Hemedinger hosted a Live Tech Talk on Tuesday that covered the new SAS Visual Analytics Explorer with demos on Microsoft Surface and iPad Apps Remember everyone is using mobile devices […]

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Graphs are easy with SAS 9.3

ODS Graphics have matured.  With SAS 9.2, GTL and SG procedures were a new direction for creating analytical graphs in SAS. The motivation and design of the GTL framework and the SG procedures was driven primarily by the needs of the procedure writers within SAS to enable the automatic creation […]

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