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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 | Creating pop-up windows in SAS Visual Analytics with Info Windows

SAS Visual analytics is a very highly visual tool where graphical representation of data is commonly used. Although graphs are very powerful, sometimes having the detail is also important. With Info Windows, users can create striking...
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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 | Concatenating Strings

The old-fashioned way of concatenating strings uses the operator ||. This is still available, and still perfectly respectable. When using it, it is important to be aware of the lengths of the variables involved. ...
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SAS SQL

Latest Tip | Working with Dictionary Tables

Principal Consultant Elena Muriel describes the use of SAS Dictionary tables within the Proc SQL procedure and the Data Step environment. Examples and a discussion of advantages and disadvantages from using both methods is also included....
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