What I Do: A Day in the Life of a Consultant

I have a confession to make. As a sixteen-year-old college freshman, I had no idea what people in business did. As a nineteen-year-old college graduate, with a BSBA, I didn’t know much more.  My more

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I have a confession to make. As a sixteen-year-old college freshman, I had no idea what people in business did. As a nineteen-year-old college graduate, with a BSBA, I didn’t know much more.  My more

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Learning Advanced SAS from a Macro: Part 4

Continuing to learn Advanced SAS from the Propensity Score Matching with Calipers macro from Feng, Yu & Xu , we take our data set we created by doing a principal components analysis on the cases (experimental)

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Continuing to learn Advanced SAS from the Propensity Score Matching with Calipers macro from Feng, Yu & Xu , we take our data set we created by doing a principal components analysis on the cases (experimental)

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Learning Advanced SAS from a Macro : Part 3

This is part 3 (hence the name) of my posts on how to learn advanced SAS from other people’s code. Yes, taking a class is a good idea – I have taken several – a

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This is part 3 (hence the name) of my posts on how to learn advanced SAS from other people’s code. Yes, taking a class is a good idea – I have taken several – a

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Learning Advanced SAS from a Macro: Part 2

Okay, where we left off on the propensity score macro from Feng, Wu and Xu and the nifty things you can learn from reading someone else’s code, in this case, their propensity score macro with

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Okay, where we left off on the propensity score macro from Feng, Wu and Xu and the nifty things you can learn from reading someone else’s code, in this case, their propensity score macro with

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Explaining SPSS and Python Modules to the Cat

We had a cat named Beijing. “Had” is the key word in that sentence. This weekend I dropped Bejing off to live with my daughter, Jenn, who actually likes cats in general and this cat

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We had a cat named Beijing. “Had” is the key word in that sentence. This weekend I dropped Bejing off to live with my daughter, Jenn, who actually likes cats in general and this cat

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1,000 Ways Not to Get SPSS Fuzzy to Work

I thought my day today would be easy. There is a FUZZY module that goes with the SPSS integration for Python.  All I needed to do was install the SPSS Python Integration technologies, then, maybe

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I thought my day today would be easy. There is a FUZZY module that goes with the SPSS integration for Python.  All I needed to do was install the SPSS Python Integration technologies, then, maybe

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Learning Advanced SAS from a Macro

I was using a macro this week written by Feng, Yu & Xu and there were so many less-used and advanced techniques in it I thought it would be a great example to use for

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I was using a macro this week written by Feng, Yu & Xu and there were so many less-used and advanced techniques in it I thought it would be a great example to use for

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You learn one programming language, you’ve learned them all (sort of): SPSS Quintiles Example

Recently, I had the need to write the exact same programs twice, once using SAS and once using SPSS syntax. Even though these aren’t the same language, having done it once made it much easier

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Recently, I had the need to write the exact same programs twice, once using SAS and once using SPSS syntax. Even though these aren’t the same language, having done it once made it much easier

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SPSS Propensity Scores – Part 2

I wrote Part 1 a couple of years ago, so I guess I’m due for a part 2. In this case, I started with a data set in SAS but because it was going to

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I wrote Part 1 a couple of years ago, so I guess I’m due for a part 2. In this case, I started with a data set in SAS but because it was going to

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Easiest Quintile Matching Ever

Upfront confession – I completely copied the first part of this from a macro Paul Dickman wrote in 1999 because it did ALMOST exactly what I wanted. I tested it several times with different data

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Upfront confession – I completely copied the first part of this from a macro Paul Dickman wrote in 1999 because it did ALMOST exactly what I wanted. I tested it several times with different data

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