For colleges and universities, awarding financial aid today requires sophisticated analysis. When higher education leaders ask, “How can we use financial aid to help meet our institutional goals?” they need to consider many scenarios to balance strategic enrollment goals, student need, and institutional finances in order to optimize yield and [...]

SASor论坛回忆录

by sxlion

论坛，也叫BBS，是一种伴随互联网络初期出现的古老技术交流系统。尽管现在各种现代化的社交媒体如博客、微博等出现，仍然没有一种技术来替代它。话说学SAS编程技术，有人在大学课堂和机房里学的，有人在公司里学的，有人是在蓝翔学的（未经考证），但是大部分人都是自学的。在学习初期不管是SAS软件、资料，还是遇到各种学习问题，基本上都是找论坛解决的，因为没有吊丝买得起软件和SAS公司推出的各种官方培训课程。

You might have seen my previous blog, where I plotted some interesting tourist attractions on a geographical map of the British Isles (which may be of interest to Analytics 2013 Conference delegates)... Well this blog uses even more powerful analytics, and shows how SAS can calculate the "optimal tour" to visit all [...]

~Contributed by Martin L. Olesen I began using SAS 6.04 in 1992 for my own projects and as a teaching assistant. Professionally, I have worked in SAS since 1997, after graduation. I use Base SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS/OR. I work in an Icelandic bank doing credit risk analysis and rating [...]

The premise of the modern portfolio theory (MPT), proposed by Harry Markowitz in 1952, is diversity. Murphy Choy says that means you should “never put all of your eggs in the same basket.” According to Choy, the theory was never meant to be used with complex investment products because they [...]

1，网友见面，工作经验交流，新人指导，桌游，吃饭等。

2. 分享好书，经验，交友，扩展自己的人脉圈子。

3. 志愿者可以做演讲，题目限SAS技术和SAS应用，10分钟为限

4. 1对1交流

召集人： 北大应用统计研究会

2011年7月1日至2011年9月9日，在Sanofi Pasteur Biometry China（赛诺菲巴斯德—中国生物统计及数据管理中心）做了10周的统计编程实习生。这是我第一次SAS相关的实习，各方面收获很大，期间的经历也很难忘，而最让我难忘的一点是，在这实习及以前的学习之中受到了很多前辈、大哥大姐们的热情帮助和热心关怀。所以，我也应当要尝试着看能否帮助帮助他人。再有sxlion的鼓励，今天遂写下这些文字，分享自己这一点点弱弱的经历，希望会有一点点作用、能够帮助到他人，也将感受到的温暖传播开去。

SAS号外

1，SASlist：分saslist.com博客列表和saslist.net资源列表，sxlion对SAS很狂热哈

2，SAS中文论坛：http://www.mysas.net/ 分为forum和sns，很多牛牛

3，人大经济论坛SAS版，讨论问题挺多

4，未名空间mitbbs统计版，很不错，但老被墙

5，统计之都论坛SAS版，汤耀华的版主啊

6，统计之都主站上，胡江堂的《Think SAS》（一）（二）

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In hopes of adding to your SAS Global Forum experience, we've kicked off a SAS presenters series. Here, we’ve asked some of the SAS presenters five questions to learn more about what makes them tick, why they chose to present and what they hoped you would take away from the presentation. Take a look at Ed Hughes’s answers.

Ed Hughes, SAS/OR Product Manager

Ed, tell me a fun fact about you that would make your personality come alive for the readers.T
here are 104.5 regulation ice hockey pucks stacked neatly in the windows of my office, ten pictures of goalies (not counting mine) on my walls, and I'm pretty sure that I have the only Buddy Holly bobble head in all of SAS. I've been getting hit in the mask with hockey pucks for more than 23 years, and let's just say that shows in my personality as well as in my office décor!

104.5 hockey pucks?
That's just an estimate; one of the 105 total pucks is a small promotional puck that I found in a sports shop outside Zurich (along with, incredibly, a regulation puck for the local team—precisely was what I was looking for). The half-size puck advertises a hockey equipment manufacturer.

I also have two HP foam pucks that I think HP gave away at SUGI 29 in Montreal. It’s always interesting
when I toss one of them at an unfortunate office visitor and they think it's a real puck.

I guess from your last answer, you’ve been to previous SAS Global Forums?
Yes – ten times. I went in 1998 and then from 2000-2008. My most memorable experiences were at SUGI 23, when Lockheed-Martin Astronautics, a SAS/OR customer, won an Enterprise Computing Award and every time I hear opening session speakers, including Dr. Goodnight, single out operations research and optimization as one of SAS’ greatest strengths.

Why did you write New Features in Optimization with SAS/OR?
Thanks to the global economy, virtually every organization is focusing on optimization. Everyone needs to make the most of their limited (and possibly dwindling resources) and to do more with less. Current conditions present challenges but also present opportunities to re-make the decision-making process to be clearer, more consistent and more adaptable to change. Optimization fuels this transformation, helps organizations not only survive a crisis but excel going forward.

During your presentation, what were the most important highlights or questions that you hoped to cover?
I hope that my paper on optimization shows how SAS, by coordinating powerful, accessible optimization methods with all of the data, analytic and reporting capabilities that are always needed to do real-world optimization work, is uniquely qualified to help our customers tackle the optimization challenges that they are confronting.