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12月 172020
 

There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a task and getting stuck. Being able to find quick tips and tricks to help you solve the task at hand, or simply entertain your curiosity, is key to maintaining your efficiency and building everyday skills. But how do you get quick information that’s ALSO engaging? By adding some personality to traditionally routine tutorials, you can learn and may even have fun at the same time. Cue the SAS Users YouTube channel.

With more than 50 videos that show personality published to-date and over 10,000 hours watched, there’s no shortage of learning going on. Our team of experts love to share their knowledge and passion (with personal flavor!) to give you solutions to those everyday tasks.

What better way to round out the year than provide a roundup of our most popular videos from 2020? Check out these crowd favorites:

Most viewed

  1. How to convert character to numeric in SAS
  2. How to import data from Excel to SAS
  3. How to export SAS data to Excel

Most hours watched

  1. How to import data from Excel to SAS
  2. How to convert character to numeric in SAS
  3. Simple Linear Regression in SAS
  4. How to export SAS data to Excel
  5. How to Create Macro Variables and Use Macro Functions
  6. The SAS Exam Experience | See a Performance-Based Question in Action
  7. How it Import CSV files into SAS
  8. SAS Certification Exam: 4 tips for success
  9. SAS Date Functions FAQs
  10. Merging Data Sets in SAS Using SQL

Latest hits

  1. Combining Data in SAS: DATA Step vs SQL
  2. How to Concatenate Values in SAS
  3. How to Market to Customers Based on Online Behavior
  4. How to Plan an Optimal Tour of London Using Network Optimization
  5. Multiple Linear Regression in SAS
  6. How to Build Customized Object Detection Models

Looking forward to 2021

We’ve got you covered! SAS will continue to publish videos throughout 2021. Subscribe now to the SAS Users YouTube channel, so you can be notified when we’re publishing new videos. Be on the lookout for some of the following topics:

  • Transforming variables in SAS
  • Tips for working with SAS Technical Support
  • How to use Git with SAS

2020 roundup: SAS Users YouTube channel how to tutorials was published on SAS Users.

7月 202020
 

I think we can all agree that lifelong learning is the future, for all of us. We know that we need to learn and develop all the time, simply to stay abreast. The world is changing fast, and we must change with it. Investing in analytics talent is an investment in your future.

Create a corporate learning culture

Organizations may embrace the concept of data in their work cultures, yet they fail to commit to developing the analytics skills their teams need to harness the data. Organizations often don’t know what skills their team has, the skills they’re lacking, or even where they need their employees to go. Corporate training brings new avenues for career development and professional training, and that can have a huge impact on retention.

Companies that understand the importance of continued skill development for their employees will set out a vision and develop a corporate learning culture. Leaders are needed who can drive a cultural change towards continued learning in the organization. Hiring curious people and rewarding that curiosity develops the right mindset. Revealing the knowledge gap that employees have is a good trigger to get the learning started.

When an organization wants to close the talent gap for Analytics and AI, SAS can offer support on the whole journey.

Company objectives and goals will determine how the skills development program will be shaped. Once the roles and desired skills levels are determined, SAS will provide a Learning Needs Assessment to uncover the skills gaps.

Based on the findings from the assessment, a program for learning and development will be proposed for the different target audiences and to work towards company goals.

With readily available digital assets, the first steps to a learning platform can be realized quickly. By dynamically developing more assets and creating domain and company specific materials, continuous learning is encouraged and facilitated.

Power of online learning

Today most of us are forced to work from home due to COVID-19. We know the future of work will look different; we are getting used to the digital channel for communicating and interacting. Though the digitization of learning has been going on for many years, learning content is now moving to the cloud, becoming accessible across multiple devices and teaching environments and often being generated, shared, and continually updated.

Millennials feel most comfortable with this digitization, but the wider workforce will ultimately benefit from access to digital learning assets. Integrated cloud-based platforms enable more than just new computer programs or smartphone apps. Smart organizations are now expanding their use of cloud-based learning to run personalized online courses, small tailored live web sessions, instructional videos, e-coaching, communities, virtual classrooms, and simulations games. SAS is responding to this need by offering several free options for learning including e-Learning, online tutorials, lab time, SAS Academy for Data Science, and a SAS Learning Subscription that offers more than 100 e-Learning courses. There is something for everyone!

Finding analytics talent within your workforce can be challenging. It can be hard to assess the skills and identify the talent you need for specific solutions. With an unparalleled depth of understanding in the industry, SAS can help identify, cultivate and grow analytics talent in your organization. In addition, we’ll help you to build a talent pipeline in partnership with local academic institutions, if needed.

Do you want to start today with learning essential skills? Take a look at how SAS can help your organization to get ahead, through our learning solutions customized to help you train your team. Or transform it.

Shaping the future of lifelong learning was published on SAS Users.

6月 152018
 

My 2018 SAS Global Forum paper was about "how to use the random-number generators (RNGs) in SAS." You can read the paper for details, but I recently recorded a short video that summarizes the main ideas in the paper. In particular, the video gives an overview of the new RNGs in SAS, which include the following:

  • MTHYBRID, MT2002, and MT64: Variants of the Mersenne twister RNG. The MTHYBRID method is the default RNG in SAS, beginning with the SAS 9.4M3.
  • PCG: A 64-bit permuted congruential generator
  • RDRAND: A hardware-based RNG that generates random numbers from thermal noise in the chip
  • TF2 and TF4: Counter-based Threefry RNGs

If your browser does not support embedded video, you can go directly to the video on YouTube.

The following references provide more information about the random number generators in SAS:

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6月 082018
 

I recently recorded a short video about the new syntax for specifying and manipulating lists in SAS/IML 14.3. This is a video of my Super Demo at SAS Global Forum 2018. The new syntax supports dynamic arrays, associative arrays ("named lists"), and hierarchical data structures such as lists of lists.


If your browser does not support embedded video, you can go directly to the video on YouTube.

If you prefer to read about lists, the following references provide more information and additional examples of ways to use lists:

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6月 262017
 

My presentation at SAS Global Forum 2017 was "More Than Matrices: SAS/IML Software Supports New Data Structures." The paper was published in the conference proceedings several months ago, but I recently recorded a short video that gives an overview of using the new data structures in SAS/IML 14.2:


If your browser does not support embedded video, you can go directly to the video on YouTube.

I know that customers will be excited about programming with lists and tables. Now you can create complex data structures in the SAS/IML language, including in-memory data tables, arrays of matrices, lists of inhomogeneous data, and hierarchical data structures.

If you prefer to read about lists and tables, the following blog posts give an overview of these data structures:

For more details about tables and lists, see the following chapters in the SAS/IML User's Guide.

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8月 032016
 

My presentation at SAS Global Forum 2016 was titled "Writing Packages: A New Way to Distribute and Use SAS/IML Programs." The paper was published in the conference proceedings several months ago, but I recently recorded a short video that gives an overview of using and creating packages in SAS/IML 14.1:



If your browser does not support embedded video, you can go directly to the video on YouTube.

I'm excited about the opportunities that packages provide. Every year hundreds of scholarly papers are published that use SAS/IML, and I hope that future authors will adopt packages as a standard way to share their work with others.

If you prefer to read about packages, I've written two short introductory blog posts:

For complete details about how to create a package, see the "Packages" chapter of the SAS/IML User's Guide.

tags: 14.1, Packages, Video

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7月 222016
 

Let's say you are in the Distribution platform in JMP, and you have created a report that you wish to drill down into. Well, the Local Data Filter can help with that. But perhaps you also want to share a portion of the data with a co-worker, and not just […]

The post Video: Subsetting data from a JMP Distribution report appeared first on JMP Blog.

8月 242015
 

One of my presentations at SAS Global Forum 2015 was titled "Ten Tips for Simulating Data with SAS". The paper was published in the conference proceedings several months ago, but I recently recorded a short video that gives an overview of the 10 tips:



If your browser does not support embedded video, you can go directly to the video on YouTube.

The tips are based on material in my book Simulating Data with SAS, which contains hundreds of tips and techniques for simulating data, and several tips have been published as articles in my blog.

tags: SAS Global Forum, Simulation, Tips and Techniques, Video

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10月 272014
 

One of my presentations at SAS Global Forum 2014 was about the new heat map functions in SAS/IML 13.1. Over the summer I created a short video of my presentation, which gives an overview of visualizing matrices with heat maps, and describes how to choose colors for heat maps:



If your browser does not support embedded video, you can go directly to the video on YouTube.

If you prefer to read articles about heat maps so that you can study the concepts and cut and paste examples, here are a few recent blog posts that are based on my SAS Global Forum presentation:

For a fun application of discrete heat maps, see my article about implementing a one-dimensional cellular automata in SAS.

tags: 13.1, Statistical Graphics, Video
9月 082014
 

Knowing what your customers want and when they want it is valuable insight for any business. The key is to know how to find out.

Analytics helps the VP of Marketing know what really drives customer demand.At Oberweis Dairy, one of their important product lines is ice cream - and for them, higher temperatures mean more ice cream sales, right? Not exactly. It turns out that dew point (a composite of humidity and temperature) is a better predictor of ice cream sales than just temperature.

And that key customer insight ripples throughout the enterprise, driving business decisions from production schedules to staffing - a great example of cross-business alignment to make sure that when the customer wants their ice cream, they can have it.

So how did they figure it out? By using marketing analytics. Click below to see a short video that tells the story in under three minutes:

Click here to read more details about the bigger marketing story at Oberweis, where SAS helps optimize cross-channel promotions to save millions and up customer retention by 35%.

 

tags: demand forecasting, marketing analytics, video