Welcome to SASnrd.com

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.

You are welcome to contact me through the Contact Form or at SASnrd@SASnrd.com

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We've had record high 90+ degree temperatures here in the southeast US this past week (September / October), and it has made me appreciate having an air conditioner. Indeed, air conditioners were pretty much invented here in North Carolina (see
I frequently see questions on SAS discussion forums about how to compute the geometric mean and related quantities in SAS. Unfortunately, the answers to these questions are sometimes confusing or even wrong. In addition, some published papers and web
On behalf of the entire global Customer Contact Center, “Happy CX Day!” to all our SAS users! Customer Experience Day (aka #CXDay2019) is one of our favorite days of the year—when we can reflect on customer interactions, questions and feedback
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In part 1 of this post, we looked at setting up Spark jobs from Cloud Analytics Services (CAS) to load and save data to and from Hadoop. Now we are moving on to the next step in the analytic cycle,
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One of the strengths of the SAS/IML language is its flexibility. Recently, a SAS programmer asked how to generalize a program in a previous article. The original program solved one optimization problem. The reader said that she wants to
The SAS Global Forum 2020 call for content is open until Sept. 30, 2019. Are you thinking of submitting a paper? If so, we have a few tips adapted from The Global English Style Guide that will help your paper