Tag Archives: SAS programming

Making Box Plots Different Ways is Easy in R!

There are two main ways to make box plots in R, and this blog post shows you how, and explains the differences.

Making box plots in R affords you many different approaches and features. My blog post will show you easy ways to use both base R and ggplot2 to make box plots as you are proceeding with your data science projects.

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.

Learn to Use SAS ODA (OnDemand for Academics) in my FREE Online Course!

Take this free online course to get up and running with SAS online so you can practice your data analytics

Want to get started with SAS, but don’t want the headache? I make it easy for you! Take my FREE course in getting started with SAS ODA!

Dumbbell Plot for Comparison of Rated Items: Which is Rated More Highly – Harvard or the U of MN?

This is an example of a dumbbell plot from the ggalt package in R that you can also use in RStudio

Want to compare multiple rankings on two competing items – like hotels, restaurants, or colleges? I show you an example of using a dumbbell plot for comparison in R with the ggalt package for this exact use-case!

“Bad Blood” Highlights the Issues with No Administrative Barrier between Research and Clinical Data: Part 5 of 5

In order to get approval by the food and drug administration clinical and research data have to be organized

Read my last post in a series on data-related misconduct at startup Theranos outlined in the book, “Bad Blood”, where I discuss their lack of administrative barrier between research and clinical data.

Sort Order, Formats, and Operators: A Tour of The SAS Documentation Page

SAS software sorting a to z or using arithmetic operators

Get to know three of my favorite SAS documentation pages: the one with sort order, the one that lists all the SAS formats, and the one that explains all the SAS operators and expressions!

Announcing the Publication of my New SAS Book on Data Warehousing

Textbook explaining how to use SAS to program and design a data warehouse

SAS is known for big data and data warehousing, but how do you actually design and build a SAS data warehouse or data lake? What datasets do you include? How do you transform them? How do you serve warehouse users? How do you manage your developers? This book has your answers!

I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 4

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I Installed the Free “SAS University Edition” and Here’s What I Recommend: Part 3

Install Free SAS University Edition Set up your computer to use SAS for free

In this blog post, I walk you through SAS Download and Install steps 1 and 2. In those steps, you make a free account with SAS, and you download and install Oracle’s VirtualBox. The screen shots in this post will get you ready for what you will see when you do these steps.