Create Engaging SAS Global Forum Presentations

Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen, has excellent ideas on organizing your information so it is effective and interesting. One tip is “Start with the End in Mind” – what is the purpose of your presentation? What do you want the audience to walk away knowing?

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SAS and Windows 8

Windows 8 was officially released Friday October 26. This was Microsoft’s first operating system release since the introduction of Apple’s iPad and the subsequent surge in popularity of tablets. To align their OS with the new computing devices, Windows 8 has two interfaces to allow access from traditional desktops and laptops and […]

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Tune your SAS system for max performance

Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, has written four SAS books and more than 500 peer-reviewed papers - 19 of which were awarded Best Contributed Papers or Poster, so I’m going to believe him when he says that he’s figured out a thing or two about tuning SAS systems. tags: NESUG, […]

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How to mimic the N function for character variables using Data Step, PROC SQL

Many of you know Mike Zdeb. He's a long-time SAS user and frequent presenter at SAS conferences. Zdeb is also a reviewer of many SAS Press books and author of his own SAS book, Maps Made Easy Using SAS. Zdeb contacted me after he read the May SAS Tech Report […]

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Something for nothing? Adding group descriptive statistics

Can you actually get something for nothing?  With PROC SQL’s subquery and remerging features, yes, you can. Often there is a need to add group descriptive statistics such as group counts, minimum and maximum values for further by-group processing.  Instead of first creating the group count, minimum or maximum values […]

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Concatenation with speed and style

I am part of a 'virtual team from SAS Technical Support' who provide the suggestions for the Tips & Techiques section for the SAS Tech Report each month. A couple of days ago, Bill Gibson, Chief Technology Officer from SAS Australia, sent us an email saying that like him, many […]

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Selecting all observations when any observation is of interest

Now, we all know by now that I'm not a programmer (that makes me very sad sometimes and may frustrate some of you at times), but I know a good paper and presentation when I see one. Christopher Bost knows how to teach a topic. I went to his Tuesday […]

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Delta Air Lines uses SAS to prepare for an emergency

Disasters happen every day. Often times they occur at inconvenient hours and in remote locations. So it’s important to have a plan - before the emergency - to get qualified personnel to those locations in the most efficient way. Pilots are an example of qualified personnel who could act as […]

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Macro for collecting, analyzing and reporting on clickstream data

Today, everyone from chief marketing officers to the senior vice president of sales to bloggers want to know more about the behavior of the readers and consumers who are clicking on Web pages, Internet articles and blogs.  Clickstream data is a valuable source of information about the products, services and information that resonates with […]

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SAS users collaborating, improving SAS®

As many of you know, I'm also the Editor of the SAS Tech Report.  For those who don't know what that is, the  SAS Tech Report is a free newsletter published once a month and sent straight to your email inbox. I gather SAS papers, tips and practical information about […]

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