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SASnrd.com is my blog, where I write about SAS programming and its applications in data science, graphing and statistical modelling.

I assume that you have at least basic knowledge of the SAS programming language. If not, click the Learn SAS Programming menu, where I recommend basic SAS learning material.

About me: I hold a MSc in Math-Economics and I work as an analyst in a Pricing/BI department in a Danish Insurance Company. This site is a spare time project to share SAS knowledge and to keep myself on an steep and ongoing learning curve by continuously sharpening my SAS skills.

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Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series by Conor Hogan, a Solutions Architect at SAS, on SAS and database and storage options on cloud technologies. This article covers the SAS offerings available to connect to and interact
An important application of nonlinear optimization is finding parameters of a model that fit data. For some models, the parameters are constrained by the data. A canonical example is the maximum likelihood estimation of a so-called "threshold parameter" for
You can now easily embed a Python script inside a SAS decision within SAS Intelligent Decisioning. If you want to execute in SAS Micro Analytic Service (MAS), you no longer need to wrap it in DS2 code. The new Python
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I'm old enough to remember when USA Today began publication in the early 1980s. As a teenager who was not particularly interested in current events, I remember scanning each edition for the USA Today Snapshots, a mini infographic feature that
One of my friends likes to remind me that "there is no such thing as a free lunch," which he abbreviates by "TINSTAAFL" (or TANSTAAFL). The TINSTAAFL principle applies to computer programming because you often end up paying a
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The Output Delivery System (ODS) Graphics procedures provide many options to give you control over the look of your output. However, there are times when your output does not look like you thought it would.
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