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Oh Snap! Upload Data to the LASR Server Just Like That!

2015-10-24 – 7:55 AM

In a past life I worked at a company who had an excellent general manager, she was professional, intelligent, and a role model. It was a small company competing with giants and kicking their butt successfully. She set a new mission for the organization –  we needed to not only meet a customer’s product needs but also delight them in the process. Its hard to …

What is the difference in SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Enterprise Guide?

2015-09-20 – 12:30 PM

Those considering moving to SAS Visual Analytics often quiz me about how it is different from SAS Enterprise Guide. While SAS Enterprise Guide can duplicate some SAS Visual Analytics functionality – it’s not the same. This post I’m going to explore the principal purpose of each tool to help explain how they are alike and different.
What is SAS Enterprise Guide?
SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) is a development …

How Do You Flowchart a SAS Program?

2015-03-02 – 8:00 AM

I’m a visual person – I always need a picture. As a consultant, many times I’m given a thumb drive full of code and asked to make modifications.  When you are on a project with me, you’ll grow weary of hearing me say “Can you draw it?” Something magical happens for me when I see a flow or see an idea.
One of the most confusing projects I …

Taming SAS Stored Process Selection List Prompts

2013-08-07 – 1:25 PM
Selection List

I like most things SAS.  But there are of course some features that I wish were implemented differently.  One of those is selection list prompts.  
The good news is, even when SAS implements something in a way that I find, well let’s say, surprising, there is often a way to use some other part of SAS to adjust the situation.  
For me, that often means …

Killer New Log Summary Feature in SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1!

2013-07-22 – 7:05 AM
SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1

Hey brilliant SAS Institute developers – I love your new SAS Enterprise Guide 6.1 Log Summary feature!  When I was reading through the What’s New in SAS 9.4 for SAS EG 6.1 there were only a few entries.  But BAM! the second bullet made me run over to the demo machine to see what I was missing:

improved programmer productivity with the new Log Summary window, which lists all …