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I often get asked for programming tips. Here, I share three of my favorite tips for beginners. Tip #1: COUNTC and CATS Functions Together The CATS function concatenates all of its arguments after it strips leading and trailing blanks. The COUNTC function counts characters. Together, they can let you operate
SAS Press author Kirk Paul Lafler's favorite tips using PROC SQL.
This blog post introduces the use of deep learning to train a deep neural network to further improve performance; and hybrid architectures.
Hybrid computers that marry CPUs and devices like GPUs and FPGAs are the fastest computers, but they are hard to program. This post explains how deep learning (DL) greatly simplifies programming hybrid computers.
Three bestselling SAS Press authors feature their favorite papers from SAS Global Forum 2018.
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 –
SAS temporary arrays are an underutilized jewel in the SAS toolbox. I find that many beginning to intermediate SAS programmers are not familiar with temporary arrays. The good news is that there is nothing complicated about them and they are very useful. First of all, what is a temporary array?
Editor's note: This series of blogs addresses the questions we are most frequently asked at SAS Press! Do you have a great book idea already in mind, or think you might want to write about an analytics or industry topic? Consider writing a SAS Press book or a SAS &
I am writing this post with the satisfaction of having Implementing CDISC Using SAS: An End-to-End Guide, Second Edition completed and on the shelf. Once again, it was my pleasure to collaborate with Chris Holland, and I am glad that we had a chance to update the book with current
Editor's note: This series of blogs addresses the questions we are most frequently asked at SAS Press! Ever thought about writing your own SAS or JMP book? Here are a few reasons why writing a SAS Press book can be a fantastic career move! 1. Your book establishes you as
Maybe programming isn’t quite as dangerous as a lightsaber battle, but if you think using SAS to turn data into action feels a little bit like magic, you should know that nobody is better at harnessing “the Force” of DS2 than SAS Jedi Mark Jordan. Mark has a resume that
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
SAS Author Derek Morgan is a programming rock star… in more ways than one. Not only has he been a professional SAS programmer in the pharmaceutical industry for almost 30 years and written two editions of The Essential Guide to SAS® Dates and Times, Derek also plays electric bass in
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
Many colleagues and customers at SAS Global Forum ask me, why I write books beside having a full-time job as SAS consultant and being lecturer at universities. Valid question. SUSTAINABILITY. I have been working in so many analysis projects in different domains and industries. Some of them were longer, others were
Data simulation is a fundamental technique in statistical programming and research. My book Simulating Data with SAS is an accessible how-to book that describes the most useful algorithms and the best programming techniques for efficient data simulation in SAS. Here are five lessons you can learn by reading it: Learn strategies
The first time I used the Internet it blew my mind. As a diplomat brat, at any point in time everyone I knew was everywhere but where I was. Thanks the miracles of Gopher, Veronica, IRC and email, the tyranny of distance didn’t seem so oppressive any more. When I
It is estimated that a typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year (www.acfe.com). The total cost of insurance fraud (non-health insurance) in the US is estimated to be more than $40 billion per year (www.fbi.gov). The advent of Big Data & Analytics has provided new and
We all know the importance of understanding the data you are working with. After all, the best programmers we know have combined their lifelong pursuit of programming knowledge with a similar pursuit of some specific subject matter. I have programmed in SAS for about 15 years and have pursued expertise
Have you written a popular SAS Global Forum paper? Have you shared a winning case study with your colleagues? Have you talked about a cool, new feature you found in SAS? Well, share it with the world! SAS Press can help you share your knowledge and expertise worldwide. We’ve published
As you may know, we are expanding the SAS Press program. Are you interested in writing a SAS book, or do you know someone who should write a book for SAS? Please let us know if you are interested--or send us your author recommendations! Here are some ways we're hoping to meet
“It’s not about how much money you make but to work on stuff that matters," according to Tim O’Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media. At the recent Tools of Change conference, Tim O’Reilly mentioned during his keynote that writers tend to be motivated to work on “stuff that matters.” Through SAS
This week's SAS tip comes from Michele Burlew and her book SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Second Edition. Michele is the accomplished author of 7 SAS Press books and a much-respected SAS expert. You can learn more about Michele and read a free chapter from each of her books here. And if you like
Nine Publications colleagues describe their favorite moments of day two at SAS Global Forum. A paper, the SAS authors' dinner, SAS Visual Analytics, eBooks, documentation, attendees, and more made the list. Kathy Council – Vice President, Publications I’ve enjoyed two full days of conference activities and many meet-ups with attendees. Great folks! I
Ron Cody is the author of several bestselling SAS books, including his latest SAS Statistics by Example. He's also one of the most highly regarded SAS experts anywhere. One could even make the case that Ron has achieved somewhat of a cult status within the SAS user community. Whether you've gotten a chance to meet Ron
Bring your questions and your books with you. SAS authors will be everywhere at SAS Global Forum. They’re presenting papers, autographing books in the Bookstore, and attending lots of networking events. Besides being extremely smart, SAS Press authors are a personable lot and enjoy connecting with users, their fellow authors, and
This week's tip comes from Ron Cody - SAS author and expert extraordinaire. Ron's written several bestselling SAS Press books including his latest SAS Statistics by Example. If you haven't taken a look at Ron's extensive work, I'd invite you to visit his author page. You can read a free chapter from each of
This week's SAS author's tip comes from Jack Shostak - manager of statistical programming at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Despite his youthful appearance, Jack's been using SAS since 1985 and is the author of SAS Programming in the Pharmaceutical Industry and coauthor of Common Statistical Methods for Clinical Research with SAS Examples,