Quick SAS debugging: Log + logic

I was reminded today how useful a SAS log can be, even when it doesn’t give you any errors. I’m analyzing data from a study on educational technology in rural schools. The first step is

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I was reminded today how useful a SAS log can be, even when it doesn’t give you any errors. I’m analyzing data from a study on educational technology in rural schools. The first step is

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PROC COMPARE FOR VALIDATING SAS CODE

I know people who are so obsessive about testing and validating their code to the point they spend more time on testing it than actually writing it and analyzing the output. I said I know

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I know people who are so obsessive about testing and validating their code to the point they spend more time on testing it than actually writing it and analyzing the output. I said I know

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You can’t “exactly” tell anything with statistics

Some people believe you can say anything with statistics. I don’t believe that is true, unless you flat out lie, but if you are a big fat liar, I am sure you would lie just

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Some people believe you can say anything with statistics. I don’t believe that is true, unless you flat out lie, but if you are a big fat liar, I am sure you would lie just

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How to stop gaslighting women in tech

According to that source of all knowledge on the interwebz, Wikipedia,  “Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group,

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According to that source of all knowledge on the interwebz, Wikipedia,  “Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group,

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PROC FORMAT : One way to do a table lookup in SAS

About ROUND(100) years ago, I took a couple of COBOL courses. I never coded anything in COBOL after the classes, but the concept of a table look up has stuck with me. Just like it

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About ROUND(100) years ago, I took a couple of COBOL courses. I never coded anything in COBOL after the classes, but the concept of a table look up has stuck with me. Just like it

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Use Title and Label Statements to Document SAS Code

  “I don’t document my code because if you really understood the language, it should be obvious.” – Bob Bob is an arrogant little prick. Here are just a few reasons to document your code.

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  “I don’t document my code because if you really understood the language, it should be obvious.” – Bob Bob is an arrogant little prick. Here are just a few reasons to document your code.

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SAS Tip of the Day: The _character_ array and fixing all character variables

Contrary to appearances, this is not an abandoned blog. I’ve been super-busy with 7 Generation Games, where we released two new games and a customized app for a client this month! At the same time,

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Contrary to appearances, this is not an abandoned blog. I’ve been super-busy with 7 Generation Games, where we released two new games and a customized app for a client this month! At the same time,

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Factor Analysis Tips: Unexpected Things I Learned at SAS Global Forum

Are you still re-ordering your factor pattern by sorting columns in Excel? Well, do I have a tip or two for you. The cool thing about some large conferences is that even the things you

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Are you still re-ordering your factor pattern by sorting columns in Excel? Well, do I have a tip or two for you. The cool thing about some large conferences is that even the things you

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SAS Global Forum started out as planned …

The first time I went to SAS Global Forum, over 30 years ago, it was actually called SUGI (SAS Users Group International) and it was in Reno, NV. I was a just-divorced single mom and

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The first time I went to SAS Global Forum, over 30 years ago, it was actually called SUGI (SAS Users Group International) and it was in Reno, NV. I was a just-divorced single mom and

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