Tag Archives: SAS software

Convert CSV to RDS When Using R for Easier Data Handling

If you want to use R for a project and the source CSV is very big, it can improve input/output efficiency to convert the file to an RDS.

Convert CSV to RDS is what you want to do if you are working with big data files in R GUI and want to improve efficiency. Read my blog post for an explanation and video demonstrations of this process!

GPower Case Example Shows How to Calculate and Document Sample Size

This case example shows a use case where we estimated sample size in GPower under different conditions.

GPower case example shows a use-case where we needed to select an outcome measure for our study, then do a power calculation for sample size required under different outcome effect size scenarios. My blog post shows what I did, and how I documented/curated the results.

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.

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!

SAS-R Integration Example: Transform in R, Analyze in SAS!

You can use SAS and R together in one project. I show you how to develop an analytic dataset in R and put it in SAS ODA for analysis.

Looking for a SAS-R integration example that uses the best of both worlds? I show you a use-case where I was in a hurry, and did transformation in R with the analysis in SAS!

Confused when Downloading BRFSS Data? Here is a Guide

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I use the datasets from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) to demonstrate in a lot of my data science tutorials. The BRFSS are free and available to the public – but they are kind of buried on the web site. This blog post serves as a “map” to help you find them!

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.