This list goes to 11


It's almost 2011, so let's reflect on the top 11 posts (by number of visits in 2010) on this blog. Not all of these posts were written in 2010; in fact, some of these date back to 2007. But apparently they are oldies and goodies.

1. SAS 9.2 and SAS Enterprise Guide 4.2 on Windows 7.
What versions of SAS run on which versions of Windows is a hot topic, both on this blog and within our SAS support notes. The good news is that the latest versions of SAS support Windows 7 and Windows 2008.

2. Lengths and Formats: the long and short of it.
New SAS users: learn the difference between what a value looks like and what a value is.

3. SAS Enterprise Guide for SAS Programmers.
This is also one of my most commented-on posts. And I still enjoy these discussions at just about every SAS user event that I attend.

4. SAS Enterprise Guide 4.3 is available.
It shipped in August 2010. Do you have it yet?

5. Using SAS Enterprise Guide to read Microsoft Office 2007 files.
It's silly how popular this is, now that Office 2010 is out and we have native support for all of these file types. No tricks needed.

6. SAS Enterprise Guide 4.1 and SAS 9.2 FAQs.
A rare combination, but still supported in certain configurations.

7. SAS 9.2 and SAS Enterprise Guide on 64-bit Vista.
Who cares about Vista now that we have Windows 7?

8. SAS Web Parts for Microsoft Sharepoint.
Microsoft Sharepoint and SAS integration!

9. Importing SPSS data files into SAS Enterprise Guide.
SPSS users, you are welcome here.

10. Using the X and SYSTASK commands from SAS Enterprise Guide.
This one and the next one are all about how you can still run fancy commands on your PC using SAS.

11. You are under my command (prompt).
A custom task for getting the job done.

And because I wanted to show that you don't need a PhD to make fancy plots with numbers, I used the SGPLOT procedure (my 12th most popular post, by the way) to create a picture showing percentage of views vs. rank for these 11 posts.

Curious how this compares to last year? Look at the greatest hits from 2009.


About Author

Chris Hemedinger

Director, SAS User Engagement

+Chris Hemedinger is the Director of SAS User Engagement, which includes our SAS Communities and SAS User Groups. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies


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