Category Archive: SAS

Here’s why SAS Analytics Is a Must-Have IT Skill to Possess

Without the great Analytical surge, everything was looking fit and fine. The economy was performing well. The IT industry was looking stable. The tech honchos were playing fine. And then IT happened! Data Analytics snatched the dazzling limelight all to itself.

 
Here’s why SAS Analytics Is a Must-Have IT Skill to Possess
 

It’s true once in a while, our market needs a good shaking, or else things tend to get sluggish and slow. Over time, the industries start decreasing in efficiency and business houses crumples. Therefore, the change induced by Big Data Analytics is one for good: it started pulling back the market to its former position. From medical science to military to security, the reach of Big Data Analytics can be witnessed everywhere.

 


 

The evolution of analytics is largely consistent and covers a wide span of industries. It’s not like it suddenly came into a lot of focus, its advancement was slow and steady. Now, it has strived to become extremely important to store, interpret, analyze and develop crucial insights – social media is deriving maximum benefits out of analytics, while customizing their products to make more money from advertisements. On the other hand, the service-oriented companies love to manipulate data that is generated through myriad social channels to trigger customer base.

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INTCK and INTNX: All about SAS Dates and Computing Intervals between Dates

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The INTCK and INTNX functions in SAS helps you compute the time between events. This technical blog is based on the timeline of living US presidents, sourced from a Wikipedia table. The table data shows the number of years and days between events.

 

So, let’s start.

 

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How to Determine the Size of a SAS Data Set

How to Determine the Size of a SAS Data Set

 

When program codes, applications and SAS data sets are developed, enough attention is often not given to EFFECIENCY, especially during the initial phases of development. Since, data size and system conduct can influence a program or an application’s functioning, SAS users need to access information about a data set’s size and content. To ascertain how much disk space a data set is using, users can easily do a few calculations to learn to access metadata content and attain the important information. Determine, estimate and understand information with this following tip, which helps improve SAS performance and fine-tuning of techniques.

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How to Use PUT and %PUT Statements in SAS: 6 Tips

The PUT statement in SAS for programmers who have completed a SAS certification in the DATA step and the %PUT macro statements are highly useful statements, which will help to enable you to display the values of variables and macro variables, respectively.

 

How to Use PUT and %PUT Statements in SAS: 6 Tips

 

And almost by default the output will appear in the SAS logs. In this article we will share a few tips which will allow you to make use of these statements more efficiently.

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How to Read Data With SAS JSON Libname Engine

To those of you unaware of the developments in the SAS world, JSON is the new XML and the number of users who need to access JSON has really grown in the recent times. This is mainly due to proliferation of REST-based APIs and other web services. A good reason for JSON being so popular is the fact that it is structured data in the format of text. We have been capable of offering simple parsing techniques, which make use of data step and most recently PROC DS2. Now with the SAS 9.4 and Maintenance 4 we now have a built-in libname engine for the JSON XML.

 

How to read data with SAS JSON libname engine

 

As a SAS training institute we strive to keep our students updated with the latest developments in the field of data analytics even after they move on.

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Celebrate Christmas in Data Analyst Style With SAS!

Christmas is just at the end of this week, so we at team DexLab decided to help our dear readers who love some data-wizardry, with some SAS magic! You can choose to flaunt your extra SAS knowledge to your peer groups with the below described SAS program.

 

Celebrate Christmas in Data Analyst Style With SAS!

Celebrate Christmas in Data Analyst Style With SAS!

We are taking things a tad backwards by trying to, almost idiosyncratically complicate things that are otherwise simple. After all some say, a job of a data analyst is to do so! However, be it stupid or unnecessary this is definitely by far the coolest way to wish Merry Christmas, in data-analyst style.

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How to Append Data to Add Markers to SAS Graphs

Would you like to create customized SAS graphs with the use of PROC SGPLOT and other ODS graphic procedures? Then an essential skill that you must learn is to know how to join, merge, concentrate and append SAS data sets, which arise from a variety of sources. The SG procedures, which stand for SAS statistical graphic procedures, enable users to overlay different kinds of customized curves, bars and markers. But the SG procedures do expect all the data for a graph to be in one single set of data. Thus, it often becomes necessary to append two or more sets of data before one can create a complex graph.

 

How to Append Data to Add Markers to SAS Graphs

How to Append Data to Add Markers to SAS Graphs

 

In this blog post, we will discuss two ways in which we can combine data sets in order to create ODS graphics. An alternative option is to use the SG annotation facility, which will add extra curves and markers to the graph. We mostly recommend the use of the techniques that are given in this article for simple features and reserve annotations when adding highly complex yet non-standard features.

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Understanding the Difference Between ‘Sub-Setting IF’ and ‘IF-Then-Else-IF Statement’ in SAS Programming:

Winter is knocking at our doorstep and we are hoping to get our brains worked out with some rigorous learning.

 

Understanding the Difference Between ‘Sub-Setting IF’ and ‘IF-Then-Else-IF Statement’ in SAS Programming:
 
However the weather remains, as data analysts using SAS programming, we can definitely use the weather forecasts to provide the data for explaining the concepts of IF and IF-THEN-ELSE statements to our readers interested in learning SAS predictive modeling.

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Join Us at a Free Live Demo Session Today, On Credit Risk Modelling With SAS

Learning is almost close to being free with the ascent of the internet era. People keen on learning new things need not go across the world or even migrate to different cities. They can simply open their browser and gather as much knowledge as they want online while watching tutorials, reading articles and guides and watching free demo sessions. This convenience is now available for the challenging field of data analytics as well, as DexLab Analytics the premiere data analytics training institute in the country is offering a free live demo session on Credit Risk Modelling using SAS this Saturday at 5 PM.

 

Join us at a free live demo session today, on Credit Risk Modelling with SAS

 

To join our demo session all you have to do is register for the same with an email directly to us at hello@dexlabanalytics.com or even drop in a line showing interested at our contact us form. Then all that is left to do is to make yourself comfortable with keen ears and eyes at 5 PM sharp in front of the computer screen. The demo session is to be held today (at 15/10/2016) live, online and will be completely free.

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The Right Tool For Statistical Analysis SAS Vs. Stata

Both SPSS and SAS have been around in the world of statistical analysis for several years now, so, the conundrum of which is better software for statistical analysis is an age-old question among data people.

 

The Right Tool For Statistical Analysis SAS Vs. Stata

 

To begin with SAS is in its version 9+ and has also enhanced its visual appeal greatly. But SPSS still comes with its popular “click and get results” interface. SPSS has also moved beyond its version 15.0+ and has also began adding different modules like its competitor SAS.

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