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Data Visualisation

Latest Tip | Using the COLUMNS=Option with ODS RTF and PDF Destinations

In SAS 9, you can use the COLUMNS= option with ODS RTF and PDF destinations to split output across a specified number of columns. This is particularly useful when you are generating lengthy output that consists of only a few columns, as...
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Installing and Maintaining SAS

Latest Tip | Change Your Default File Path

To set the initial working folder within SAS, use the following command line or CONFIG file system option: -sasinitialfolder "path" When you click on File and Open, the contents of the folder specified in the above option will...
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SAS Business Analytics

Latest Tip | Cascading Dependencies in Report Prompts

This tip will demonstrate a method that can be used to create cascading dependencies between multiple control objects within a Report Prompt in SAS Visual Analytics. Dependencies between control objects can be created using...
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SAS Business Intelligence

Latest Tip | Using the SAS Enterprise Guide Program History Feature

Senior Consultant Dave Evans introduces the Program History feature new to SAS Enterprise Guide version 7.1 enabling users to track changes to SAS programs.  Not only does the feature enable programmers to track what has changed...
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SAS Data Management

Latest Tip | Proc PHREG - Random Statement

The PHREG procedure now fits frailty models with the addition of the RANDOM statement. The (Proportional Hazards Regression) PHREG semi-parametric procedure performs a regression analysis of survival data based on the Cox...
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SAS Macro

Latest Tip | Using Macros to Input Multiple CSV Files into a Data Set

This tip highlights how simple it can be to read in multiple CSV files and output them as a single SAS Data Set utilising the FILENAME command and the PIPE device-type keyword. The PIPE device-type keyword in the FILENAME statement...
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SAS Programming

Latest Tip | Formatting with style

There are techniques using ODS escape characters that you can use to enhance SAS formats, and so brighten up your output. These techniques use inline formatting functions, most commonly the “style” function. They are generally...
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SAS SQL

Latest Tip | Regular Expressions in Proc SQL

Among the functions you can use in Proc SQL is PRXMATCH. At a single stroke, this increases the power of the SELECT statement quite dramatically. Now you can select records that match regular expressions. This first example is...
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