Tag: sas users

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Maggie Miller 0
Let’s celebrate 40 years of SAS users

Let’s go back to 1976 for a moment. Did you know that was the year Muhammad Ali introduced a line of beauty products called “Knock Out?” And the hottest merchandise, including t-shirts, posters and even beanbags sported the character Arthur Fonzarelli (The Fonz) of TV’s “Happy Days.” But there was something

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Ron Cody 0
Tales from SAS author, Ron Cody

It was about 30 years ago that I wrote my first book, Applied Statistics and the SAS® Programming Language.  It was written on a PC with two floppy disk drives (one for the operating system, the other for my document) using a word processing software called WordStar.  It was all

Cindy Puryear 0
Macros Tip: %INCLUDE vs. Macro Language

This SAS author tip is from Robert Virgile, author of “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”.  It actually came about when a reader posted a comment on one of Virgile’s blogs. Thank you to that reader for their comment! Technically, %INCLUDE is not part of macro language.  Yes, it

Cindy Puryear 0
Macro Myth: The closest non-empty symbol table

This SAS tip is from Robert Virgile and his book “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”. We hope you find this tip useful. You can also read an excerpt from Virgile’s book. When CALL SYMPUT creates a new macro variable, it places that variable in “the closest non-empty symbol

SAS Events
Kathy Council 0
Headed to SAS Global Forum

It’s that time of year again, where I make my plans to head to SAS Global Forum. This year, the meeting is in San Francisco and, since I love this city, it makes me more excited than ever to meet with SAS friends. This user conference is planned and organized

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Kathy Council 0
More eBooks for everyone

SAS Publishing has been offering eBooks through partners like Amazon, Apple, and Google, for a number of years. Our content is also available through subscription-based companies like Books 24x7, Safari, and EBSCO. We have learned that taking content developed for hardcopy and turning it into an ebook is not a

Chris Hemedinger 0
I'm a WUSS and proud of it

When the Western Users of SAS Software gather in Long Beach, CA this September, I'll be proud to be counted among the WUSSers. (You can learn more about WUSS here; don't look here.) The WUSS organizers must have some serious clout, because the line-up of presenters reads like a "Who's

Chris Hemedinger 0
SAS-L: 25 years old and still spry

The popular mailing list for the SAS user community hits a milestone this weekend by turning 25. 25 is often referred to as the "silver anniversary", but for a quarter century SAS users have found gold among the messages in this list, which feature everything from questions and answers about

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John West 0
An editor's experience at WUSS

I had the pleasure of attending the Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) conference last week in San Francisco, and I am amazed at the energy and enthusiasm for all things SAS at the regional user group conferences. It’s truly an exciting and energizing three days where you can learn

Chris Hemedinger 0
SAS in the class -- on demand

SAS has a rich heritage in academia, and we know that lots of colleges (and even some high schools) use SAS to teach students statistics and research methods. Now SAS (the company) has made it easier for professors to offer courses that use SAS. This fall, SAS offers the SAS