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John West 0
Two new titles, one relieved editor

I’m excited to announce that SAS Press will have two more new books available for sale soon! Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond by Lauren Haworth, Cynthia Zender, and Michele Burlew, and Combining and Modifying SAS Data Sets: Examples, Second Edition by Michele Burlew will be available November 16th.

Chris Hemedinger 0
Learn about ODS Statistical Graphics

If you've read this blog before, then you already know about the ODS statistical graphics that are available in SAS 9.2. We've been talking about this innovation at SAS for years. Now it's time to spread the news. Do your colleagues a favor: forward this post to them, or at

Chris Hemedinger 0
Hooo-ray for Hollywood

I've just returned from the Los Angeles Basin SAS Users Group (LABSUG), where I both presented a talk and learned from others. (The meeting was in Pasadena, but I did get a chance to tour the area, as you can see from my picture.) The title of my talk was

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Julie Platt 0
A Whole Lotta Happy!

The North Carolina State Fair just closed. This year’s theme was a “A Whole Lotta Happy” and drew in a record-breaking 900,000 people. Whether you go there for the rides or the games or the exhibits or the animals or the giant pumpkins or the latest fried concoction, the State

Peter Dorrington 0
Uneasy bedfellows: analysis and intuition?

Yesterday at The Premier Business Leadership Series, I had the tremendous pleasure of attending the panel debate Balancing Intuition and Analytics in Decision Making. The panelists were: Malcolm Gladwell - Best-selling author of Outliers: The Story of Success, Blink and The Tipping Point; Tom Davenport - Best-selling author of Competing

Diane Lennox 0
James Taylor's take on why analytics matters

Decision management expert James Taylor wins the prize for most prolific blogger from The Series. James gives us thorough summaries of great presentations on: Balancing Intuition and Analytics in Decision Making. Analytics & Innovation, Analytics in the Executive Suite. SAS Media Day customer panels on fraud detection. and optimization. By

Kelly Levoyer 0
The great debate: analytics vs. instinct

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and Blink, and Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and author of Competing on Analytics, engaged this morning in a debate on a live Webcast onsite at The Premier Business Leadership Series at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The theme of the debate is analytics vs. instinct:

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Stacey Hamilton 0
Live from M2009 - Day 3

Tuesday was a great day at M2009. I was able to talk to SAS Press author Randy Collica, who is working on a new edition of CRM Segmentation and Clustering Using SAS Enterprise Miner. I interviewed him and Curt Hinrichs, another SAS Press author, who is a coauthor of the

Chris Hemedinger 0
Welcome sasCommunity visitors!

I arrived at work this AM to see a link to this blog featured as part of the sasCommunity.org Tip of the Day. If you clicked on that link and landed here, welcome! I hope it was worth the click. Please, make yourself at home and browse through the 2

Chris Hemedinger 0
Do me a favor: stop doing me favors

A customer posted on the discussion forum that, much his dismay, SAS Enterprise Guide sets the NOFMTERR option automatically when connecting to a SAS session. The FMTERR|NOFMTERR option specifies whether SAS should report an error when you attempt to reference a data column that has a SAS format applied, but

Chris Hemedinger 0
You can use it for evil, too

I found this excellent example of What Not To Do on graphjam.com. I was inspired to see if I could recreate something similar in SAS. You see the result here. Yes, the PIE3D statement is ready to do your bidding. If that's what you really want.

Chris Hemedinger 0
The CIO perspective from MWSUG

Along with hundreds of SAS users, Alison (of sas.com fame) is attending the MidWest SAS User Group meeting. She recently "live-blogged" the keynote presentation from Suzanne Gordon, our CIO. Suzanne does us proud every time. Check out what she had to say to the MWSUG attendees about her start at

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Angela Hall 0
Shared Prompts in SAS BI 9.2 ~ Modifying via EG 4.2

After mentioning the requirements in SAS Management Console to create and edit Shared Prompts (https://blogs.sas.com/content/bi/2009/09/24/creating-a-shared-prompt-for-multiple-imaps-and-stps-9-2/), I then came across functionality in SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2. In the 'Server List', there is a small blue circle with a 1-2-3 and when you mouse over you will see 'Prompt Manager'. When adding

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