My recent work has focused heavily on migration, especially onto the SAS Viya platform and cloud more generally. Rather unexpectedly during this process, we have found that data observability is becoming increasingly important to customers. They start simply by looking at tracing files, but soon find that it has a
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SAS' Mark Jordan shows you how to modify data using PROC SQL, PROC DATASETS and SAS macros.
Desde hace algún tiempo venimos escuchando que los datos son la nueva moneda de cambio. El nuevo oro, dicen muchos. En un mundo cada vez más digital e informado como el que tenemos esta afirmación en realidad se queda corta: son el oxígeno que nos permite pensar y movernos en
¿Qué tienen en común una empresa norteamericana que desarrolla la próxima generación de automóviles sin conductor; una fintech que otorga préstamos en Colombia sin historial crediticio y una farmacéutica global que desarrolla un tratamiento para virus como el Covid-19? Los datos. Considerados como el “nuevo petróleo” o el motor del
SAS' Leonid Batkhan presents an implementation of parallel processing by spawning multiple SAS sessions using SYSTASK statements with subsequent synchronization.
It’s safe to say that SAS Global Forum is a conference designed for users, by users. As your conference chair, I am excited by this year’s top-notch user sessions. More than 150 sessions are available, many by SAS users just like you. Wherever you work or whatever you do, you’ll
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In my previous blog post, I talked about using PROC CAS to accomplish various data preparation tasks. Since then, my colleague Todd Braswell and I worked through some interesting challenges implementing an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process that continuously updates data in CAS. (Todd is really the brains behind getting
If you’re like me and the rest of the conference team, you’ve probably attended more virtual events this year than you ever thought possible. You can see the general evolution of virtual events by watching the early ones from April or May and compare them to the recent ones. We
Analytics is playing an increasingly strategic role in the ongoing digital transformation of organizations today. However, to succeed and scale your digital transformation efforts, it is critical to enable analytics skills at all tiers of your organization. In a recent blog post covering 4 principles of analytics you cannot ignore,
SAS' Leonid Batkhan reveals how to change lengths for all character variables in a data set and all data sets in a data library to facilitate data migration to Unicode encoding environment.
One of the first and most important steps in analyzing data, whether for descriptive or inferential statistical tasks, is to check for possible errors in your data. In my book, Cody's Data Cleaning Techniques Using SAS, Third Edition, I describe a macro called %Auto_Outliers. This macro allows you to search
In part 1 of this post, we looked at setting up Spark jobs from Cloud Analytics Services (CAS) to load and save data to and from Hadoop. Now we are moving on to the next step in the analytic cycle, scoring data in Hadoop and executing SAS code as a
This article is not a tutorial on Hadoop, Spark, or big data. At the same time, no prerequisite knowledge of these technologies is required for understanding. We’ll give you enough background prior to diving into the details. In simplest terms, the Hadoop framework maintains the data and Spark controls and
One of my favorite parts of summer is a relaxing weekend by the pool. Summer is the time I get to finally catch up on my reading list, which has been building over the year. So, if expanding your knowledge is a goal of yours this summer, SAS Press has
What's the impact of using data governance and analytics for the business side of education? It's an interesting question, and during a video interview, Dale Pietrzak, Ed.D.,Former Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation (IEA) at the University of Idaho shared details on the results they're realizing from using SAS for
I am obsessed with jigsaw puzzles. Specifically, 1000-piece mystery puzzles, entertaining not just for their pictorial humor, but also for the challenge. Unlike traditional puzzles, you don't know what you are putting together because the completed puzzle isn't pictured on the box. Mystery puzzles are constructed so that you must
Recently, I worked on a cybersecurity project that entailed processing a staggering number of raw text files about web traffic. Millions of rows had to be read and parsed to extract variable values. The problem was complicated by the varying records composition. Each external raw file was a collection of
My New Year's resolution: “Unclutter your life” and I hope this post will help you do the same. Here I share with you a data preparation approach and SAS coding technique that will significantly simplify, unclutter and streamline your SAS programming life by using data templates. Dictionary.com defines template as
K(o)ennen Sie schon „DevOps“? Machen Sie SAS? Dann lohnt sich eventuell ein frischer Blick auf die Kombination! Denn immer mehr Unternehmen probieren, ihren produktiven Betrieb auch in die Hände der Software-Entwickler zu legen (2 von 3 laut Jenkins) – speziell in der Analyse, insbesondere beim agilen Modellieren und dem Veredeln
By now you’ve seen the headlines and the hype proclaiming data as the new oil. The well-meaning intent of these proclamations is to cast data in the role of primary economic driver for the 21st century, just as oil was for the 20th century. As analogies go, it’s not too
Data management gets lost in the enthusiasm around Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Not surprising, when it's an algorithm that decides what search results to show you, guides the self-driving cars on the roads, and powers the anti-fraud bots that monitor every credit card transaction we make. Charles
This blog post outlines how to create your own CAS functions using the CAS Language. It also includes a partial list of both CASL built-in and common functions for reference.