As a company, SAS consistently supports #data4good initiatives designed to help those less fortunate around the world. SAS Press team members recently took some time to reflect on the SAS initiatives that inspired them. We thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce some of the team who work
What is Item Response Theory? Item Response Theory (IRT) is a way to analyze responses to tests or questionnaires with the goal of improving measurement accuracy and reliability. A common application is in testing a student’s ability or knowledge. Today, all major psychological and educational tests are built using IRT.
Imagine a world where satisfying human-computer dialogues exist. With the resurgence of interest in natural language processing (NLP) and understanding (NLU) – that day may not be far off. In order to provide more satisfying interactions with machines, researchers are designing smart systems that use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop
Natural language understanding (NLU) is a subfield of natural language processing (NLP) that enables machine reading comprehension. While both understand human language, NLU goes beyond the structural understanding of language to interpret intent, resolve context and word ambiguity, and even generate human language on its own. NLU is designed for
Structuring a highly unstructured data source Human language is astoundingly complex and diverse. We express ourselves in infinite ways. It can be very difficult to model and extract meaning from both written and spoken language. Usually the most meaningful analysis uses a number of techniques. While supervised and unsupervised learning,
In a move to combat "stataphobia" and foster excellence in statistics in developing countries, SAS Press last month donated 70 SAS Press titles to the Serageldin Research Library at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. The library’s mission is to achieve statistical equity so that a student in Chad has
SAS for Mixed Models: Introduction to Basic Applications takes you step-by-step through the journey of creating models, enabling you to transform scores of data into actionable insights.
These famous SAS Press authors share some tips and tricks for new SAS users.
Deep learning (DL) is a subset of neural networks, which have been around since the 1960’s. Computing resources and the need for a lot of data during training were the crippling factor for neural networks. But with the growing availability of computing resources such as multi-core machines, graphics processing units
SAS Press author Kirk Paul Lafler's favorite tips using PROC SQL.
This blog post highlights more SAS Global Forum papers chosen by SAS Press authors.
Three bestselling SAS Press authors feature their favorite papers from SAS Global Forum 2018.
The Base SAS DATA step has been a powerful tool for many years for SAS programmers. But as data sets grow and programmers work with massively parallel processing (MPP) computing environments such as Teradata, Hadoop or the SAS High-Performance Analytics grid, the data step remains stubbornly single-threaded. Welcome DS2 –
In this blog post you'll find out the top 10 bestselling titles at SAS Global Forum 2018.
Start off the New Year by brushing up your SAS programming skills! Begin your goal to become SAS certified or explore these New SAS books and other SAS Press titles, many of which will be making their bookshelf debut at SAS® Global Forum 2018 in Denver, CO! Want to be notified when a new book
Summer is here, which means vacations and time at the pool with a good book. If expanding your knowledge is a goal of yours this summer, SAS has a shelf full of new titles becoming available over the next few months. From new editions of classics – such as SAS® for Forecasting
Whether you are just getting started with SAS or an experienced user there are a slew of free resources you should know about. First, you can download and learn SAS for free. SAS University Edition is available for anyone who wants to learn SAS. Additionally, SAS offers many free online
Editor's note: This series of blogs addresses the questions we are most frequently asked at SAS Press! It worth spending some time on this. Arguably, this is one of the most important parts of the book. The table of contents and outline provide the blue print of your book –
Editor's note: This series of blogs addresses the questions we are most frequently asked at SAS Press! In our last post about how to write a good outline, we discussed the importance of developing an outline for your proposed SAS Press book and gave some tips on how to do
Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw, formerly Google Ideas, and Chief Advisor to Alphabet Executive Chairman (former Google CEO) Eric Schmidt, presented a very interesting keynote at Analytics Experience this month. In it he mentioned the idea of a ‘digital self’. He explained most people have not one but numerous digital
Data science may be a difficult term to define, but data scientists are definitely in great demand! Wayne Thompson, Senior Product Manager at SAS, defines data science as a broad field that entails applying domain knowledge and machine learning to extract insights from complex and often dark data. To further
In the spirit of our “40 and forward” theme to celebrate 40 years of SAS, this blog focuses on David Dickey, an accomplished SAS user since 1974 and a SAS instructor since 1981. He actually co-wrote the original Time Series SAS course in 1981, and helped with the most recent
You’ve probably seen the headlines by now that reveal SAS analytics skills are the most valuable skills in today’s job market. So what’s next? There is no better time to learn SAS programming – there are a slew of options and resources to get you started. First, explore the many
As the excitement of SAS Global Forum begins to die down and we dust off our sequins for another year, it’s time to get back behind the desk. This year at SAS Global Forum we hosted a "Top Tips from Your Favorite SAS Press Authors" lunch where we asked three or four
Did you know one of the attendees' favorite events at SAS Global Forum is to meet our bestselling authors? This year at SAS Global Forum 2016 we are planning a "Top Tips from Your Favorite SAS Press Authors" lunch where we will ask 3 or 4 authors to present a top tip
Everyone likes something for free – right? Well how about a free tutorial on how to use free software to analyze free data? Got to be a catch – no, not at all! In his recent post on the SAS Communities, Darth Pathos (yes – really) explains how to survive
What do you think is the most important new feature in SAS/STAT? Well it depends! In this video, SAS developers talk about their new work and which customers will be excited about it and why. Healthcare professionals may lean toward the new rare events control charts in QC, which allows
With the huge success of SAS® University Edition, we were very excited at the opening market for SAS titles and opportunities for new books. This year, we published three titles to help get you up and running with programming in SAS University Edition, explore the power of running statistical analysis