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Data Visualisation

Latest Tip | 50 Shades of Grey

If your sensibilities were offended by a book with this title fear not, what follows is a demonstration of requesting any shade of grey on a graph. Actually in SAS we are not limited to 50, we can easily request any of 256 shades of...
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Installing and Maintaining SAS

Latest Tip | Metadata Functions Part 1

Principal Consultant Elena Muriel demonstrates how to use metadata data step functions to extract information from the metadata server. ...
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SAS Application Development

Latest Tip | Building Dynamic Menus with Proc PMENU

This tip demonstrates how to build pull-down menus for SAS/AF, SAS/FSP or even the data step windowing environments. The inspiration for this tip was a question raised on Twitter, with a need to create the menus dynamically. A link to...
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SAS Business Analytics

Latest Tip | Creating Analyses That Can Then be Applied to Any Data Set

The following tip explains how you can create an analysis in JMP using one data set and then apply that same analysis to a number of different data sets in JMP. To apply an analysis to a number of different data sets, the first step...
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SAS Business Intelligence

Latest Tip | Structuring Code in SAS Enterprise Guide

Traditionally SAS programmers were responsible for structuring their code in a logical and efficient manner.  This included the proper use of indentation and spacing to improve the clarity of programs. Across an organisation,...
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SAS Data Management

Latest Tip | Returning the Libname String for OLE DB and ODBC

Often it is the case that it is unknown what attributes to specify when creating a libname statement when connecting to a database. When connecting via OLE DB it is possible to be prompted by a Data Link Wizard for certain attributes...
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SAS Macro

Latest Tip | Using the IN Operator with the Macro Language in SAS 9.2

In data step code it is common practice to use an IN operator in place of lots of OR statements, this allows you to write code that is concise and less repetitive. In addition the code also runs more efficiently as SAS no longer needs to...
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SAS Programming

Latest Tip | Using the IFC and IFN Functions

In SAS 9, you can use the IFC and IFN functions to evaluate an expression and return a value for the condition being true and another for it being false.  IFC returns a character value and IFN returns a numeric value.   Note that when...
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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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