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Dan Obermiller 0
How to make better data-based decisions

Many companies are stressing the use of analytics and have a desire to make data-based decisions. But what kind of training should one take to enhance their abilities to meet this broad objective? Certainly some advanced training on statistical techniques would be helpful. But understanding how to manage a project

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Maggie Miller 0
It’s war… Stat Wars!

There’s a new video series launching in the SAS Education department unlike anything that’s ever been done before.  It’s called Stat Wars. Here’s how it works… two SAS instructors go head-to-head and battle it out over a statistics challenge. (So far no injuries have been reported.)  It’s educational and engaging,

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: Creating permanent data sets

This week's SAS tip is from Phil Mason and his ever-popular book In the Know...SAS Tips and Techniques From Around the Globe, Second Edition. In a review, SAS user Ian Whitlock said "Phil Mason is the grand master in the art of the SAS software tip." It was definitely difficult picking just one excerpt to

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Rick Wicklin 0
Beware the naked LOC

The LOC function is one of the most important functions in the SAS/IML language. The LOC function finds elements of a vector or matrix that satisfy some condition. For example, if you are going to apply a logarithmic transform to data, you can use the LOC function to find all

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Kathy Council 0
More eBooks for everyone

SAS Publishing has been offering eBooks through partners like Amazon, Apple, and Google, for a number of years. Our content is also available through subscription-based companies like Books 24x7, Safari, and EBSCO. We have learned that taking content developed for hardcopy and turning it into an ebook is not a

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Early praise for PROC DOCUMENT by Example Using SAS

Hot off the press and debuting at NESUG is Michael Tuchman's new book, PROC DOCUMENT by Example Using SAS. Tuchman's book demonstrates the practical uses of the DOCUMENT procedure, a part of the Output Delivery System, in SAS 9.3. The DOCUMENT procedure allows general SAS users to store and manage

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: The basics of decision trees

This week's SAS tip is from Barry de Ville and his book Decision Trees for Business Intelligence and Data Mining: Using SAS Enterprise Miner.  Barry is a technical and analytical consultant at SAS. To learn more about Barry and his forthcoming new edition of the book, following this week's excerpt, visit his author

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: The concept of a sampling distribution

This week's tip is from Professor Willbann D. Terpening and his book Statistical Analysis for Business Using JMP. If you're intrigued by the following excerpt, visit Terpening's author page for additional bonus book content. And take a look at his previously featured tip The Student t-distribution, on this blog: The following excerpt is from

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George McDaniel 0
SAS books, authors, and SESUG 2012

We wrapped up the annual SESUG conference this week. This year was special, in that the conference was held locally near SAS world headquarters in Cary, NC. In fact, the opening session on Sunday was right here in our on-campus conference center. Conferees were able to take campus tours and

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: Selecting a simple random sample

This week's SAS tip is from A. John Bailer and his book Statistical Programming in SAS. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association, John has been using SAS for 30 years. His expertise clearly comes through in his book. The following excerpt is from SAS Press author John Bailer and his book "Statistical Programming in SAS"

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Lise Cragen 0
Encore! Encore! The SAS Training Roadshow continues

Program update for 2013! The SAS Training Roadshow is back on tour. This year, we’re heading out to six rockin’ cities. We’d love to see you there. Cleveland - St. Louis – Portland - San Jose - Indianapolis - Las Vegas. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In my previous post, I revealed my top

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: Formatting XML documents

This week's SAS tip comes from Frederick Pratter and his book Web Development with SAS by Example, Third Edition. Frederick's book contains a wealth of good information, including the following excerpt. The following excerpt is from SAS Press author Frederick Pratter and his book "Web Development with SAS by Example,

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Shelly Goodin 0
Analytics titles attract attention

Books are anything but boring in Las Vegas. Just ask Stacey Hamilton and Lisanne Roskam, who’ve spent the past two days in the SAS bookstore at Analytics 2012. Despite their hectic pace, I managed to track down a few conference highlights from Stacey (a developmental editor for SAS Press—and a runner) this

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: The problem with generating valid HTML

This week's SAS tip is from Don Henderson and his book Building Web Applications with SAS/IntrNet. A SAS user since 1975, Don was one of the original developers for the SAS/IntrNet Application Dispatcher. The following excerpt is from SAS Press author Don Henderson and his book "Building Web Applications with SAS/IntrNet: A Guide to the

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Shelly Goodin 0
SAS author's tip: Encoding of external files

Manfred Kiefer is a Globalization Specialist for SAS and the author of SAS Encoding: Understanding the Details. This week's tip is from his new book. In a review, Edwin Hart said "This book provides a very readable description of a topic that has long needed exposure: Why do my characters get

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