Tag Archives: SAS Institute

Connecting SAS to Other Applications: Different Strategies

Did you know it is possible to integrate SAS with other data environments, like Microsoft SQL or Excel?

Connecting SAS to other applications is often necessary, and there are many ways to do it. Read this blog post for a couple of use-cases of SAS data integration using various SAS components.

Project Management Terminology for Public Health Data Scientists

If you are a health data analyst or a biostatistician, we might find computer programmers and application developers use different terminology for the same ideas and concepts.

Project management terminology is often used around epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and health data scientists, and it’s often hard for us to admit we aren’t familiar with some of the terms. Watch my videos and take my Applications Basics course to get up to speed with vocabulary from the health application development domain.

Querying the GHDx Database: Demonstration and Review of Application

Many data scientists interested in health are looking to query the Global Burden of Disease database, also known as the GHDx

Querying the GHDx database is challenging because of its difficult user interface, but mastering it will allow you to access country-level health data for comparisons! See my demonstration!

Variable Names in SAS and R Have Different Restrictions and Rules

You need to come up with names of variables in SAS and in R, but they need to be compatible with both languages if you are running a data warehouse.

Variable names in SAS and R are subject to different “rules and regulations”, and these can be leveraged to your advantage, as I describe in this blog post.

Counting Rows in SAS and R Use Totally Different Strategies

If you are a data scientist working with large datasets, you need to learn the commands to count both columns and rows in the dataset, whether you are using SAS or R.

Counting rows in SAS and R is approached differently, because the two programs process data in different ways. Read my blog post where I describe both ways.

Native Formats in SAS and R for Data Are Different: Here’s How!

Why use particular data formats for different programming languages in statistics? Because the programs can then process the data faster and with more accuracy.

Native formats in SAS and R of data objects have different qualities – and there are reasons behind these differences. Learn about them in this blog post!

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States provides public health guidance and policy to the population

The United States (US) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as I describe in this blog post, it is only as good as its director.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the BPHC?

The Bureau of Primary Healthcare is a United States federal agency that ensures safety net services to poor individuals

The United States (US) Bureau of Primary Healthcare (BPHC) is the federal agency that funds our safety net infrastructure serving patients who can’t get on Medicare or Medicaid. I explain how all that works, and the relationship of BPHC to the rest of the public health infrastructure.

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