Top 10 SAS Training Post blogs

December is all about traditions. Some of mine include holiday shopping, baking (I really mean eating) Christmas cookies and putting together my annual list of most read blogs on the SAS Training Post. So as traditions go… here’s my list of the top 10 most read blogs in 2014. How […]

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How to eliminate data error notes from the SAS log

A student in a SAS class recently asked if there were a way to eliminate data error notes from the SAS log and, instead, write them to a separate file.  Of course there's a way! Here's a simple datastep.  Notice the missing dollar sign to indicate the variable GENDER (M, […]

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SAS takes your word for it

Last year, 50 companies came knocking on the doors of Rotman School of Management in Canada to recruit Masters of Business Administration (MBA) grads with SAS skills. This year, Rotman partnered with SAS to offer SAS Programming to interested candidates. Last Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity to teach SAS […]

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Credit risk modeling: Remove the guess work

What's the probability that a firm will default on its debt? That’s the big question for many financial institutions. One way you can answer it is with credit risk modeling. Starting today, we’re offering a new Business Knowledge Series course on that topic through our popular e-Learning format. That means […]

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SAS Certification at Analytics 2014

Attending an industry conference requires an investment in time away from the office and maximizing that investment makes a lot of sense.  In addition to gaining insight into challenges facing the analytics industry today,  discovering and evaluating new products and services, and networking with the largest gathering of analytics professionals […]

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The SAS model factory – a big data solution

Do you have too many models to build, too many to manage, too few analytic resources or too much data?  A Model Factory may be your answer. The mindset of analytics is changing.  This represents the transformation from a “craftsman” dominated culture in which multiple weeks were spent cycling through […]

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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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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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