SAS Learning Report

Posted: 8/6/2018

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The SAS Learning Report
July 2018

Dear Reader,

Summertime is in full swing here in North America. It’s the time for lazing on the beach with a good book. I’m not advocating you think about work on your vacation, but if you want a good read for those beach days, then look no further than the fine books by SAS Press.

To get you started, download this free e-book, Exploring SAS® Enterprise Miner: Special Collection, containing a collection of papers that explore predictive modeling with  SAS Enterprise Miner. SAS Enterprise Miner was first released in 1999. The interface has changed, and the capabilities have increased, but what remains the same is the potential SAS Enterprise Miner gives its users to answer some of their most difficult predictive modeling challenges. The papers included in this special collection have been selected to broaden your knowledge of SAS Enterprise Miner, its utility and productivity.

And when you’re ready to take your SAS Enterprise Miner skills up a notch? Purchase one (or more) of these books and e-books and use EM35 at checkout for a 35% discount.

Happy summer and happy reading!

Shelley Sessoms, Guest Editor


SAS Training and Certification News



Programming for SAS Viya

NEW! Programming for SAS® Viya®

Register today and learn to leverage the power of SAS Cloud Analytic Services to access, manage, and manipulate in-memory tables in SAS® Viya®. Classes available via Live Web in Aug, Oct, and Nov.

SAS training at AnalyticsX

Exams, Courses and Workshops at AX18 San Diego

We will be offering nine pre-conference training courses, two exam sessions and five hands-on workshops at Analytics Experience in San Diego this year.  All the training and certification is offered at a deep discount to conference attendees. 


Protect data: GDPR learning resources

Protect Personal Data with SAS

Learn how to use SAS Data Management and SAS Data Governance techniques to protect personal data and comply with GDPR.

Advanced analytics courses from Christophe Mues


Advanced analytics courses from Christophe Mues

Christophe Mues, PhD, a professor at the School of Management of the University of Southampton (UK), will be offering three of his Business Knowledge Series courses as part of a 2018 US tour. The courses include Advanced Analytics in a Big Data World, Fraud Detection Using Descriptive, Predictive and Social Network Analytics and Credit Risk Modeling.


JMP Discovery Summit

Discover more at JMP Discovery

Check out the learning opportunities being offered at Discovery Summit this Oct. Choose from two training courses, or try your hand at one of our brand new JMP Certification exams while you’re in Cary, NC. Register today!

SAS Book News



Infographics book by Travis Murphy

Infographics Powered by SAS®: Data Visualization Techniques for Business Reporting

Design robust and repeatable business infographics with SAS. With this book, you'll learn to use SAS to produce infographics quickly and clearly, and you’ll step through practical examples that you can apply immediately.

Learning SAS by Example


Learning SAS® by Example: A Programmer's Guide, Second Edition

This second edition has brought Ron Cody's classic book on SAS programming up to the latest SAS version, with new chapters that cover topics such as PROC SGPLOT and Perl regular expressions. 


SAS Hash table book


Data Management Solutions Using SAS® Hash Table Operations: A Business Intelligence Case Study

The authors provide an in-depth overview of the hash table as an in-memory database with the CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) cycle rendered by the hash object tools. By using this concept and focusing on real-world problems exemplified by sports data sets and statistics, this book seeks to help you take advantage of the hash object productively.


Tips and Tricks



SAS Studio tip

SAS Studio Tip: How to Layout Tabs

Find out how to rearrange the main and secondary tabs in SAS Studio with this handy SAS Support Communities article by Samantha Dupont.

Import Text tricks


Tricks for importing text files in SAS Enterprise Guide

SAS Enterprise Guide offers an import tool for text and Excel files.  There's no faster method for generating SAS code that reads your data exactly the way you need it.  Use these tricks to create reusable SAS programs for your import tasks.


Certification Prep


ODS EXCEL tip sheet

Tip sheet for ODS EXCEL

SAS Technical Support has a great Tip Sheet for the ODS Destination for Excel. Get frequently used information in one place.


Logistic regression in Visual Statistics


How to: Visual Modeler

Learn how to complete Logistic Regression within SAS Visual Statistics in this quick five minute video.

SAS News



AnalyticsX registration

Sign up now: Analytics Experience 2018, Sept. 17-19, San Diego

Join data enthusiasts for presentations, hands-on workshops, technology demos, networking opportunities and new ideas in analytics. Registration is now open.


Free SAS Tutorials



SASŪ tutorials

Free How-To Tutorials

Search the video library to find answers to your SAS questions. Hundreds of videos are available on a variety of SAS topics.




Find an upcoming course at a training center near you:


Feature Engineering and Data Preparation for Analytics

01-03 AUG 2018


SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

13-14 AUG 2018


SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques

15-17 AUG 2018


SAS Programming 1: Essentials

22-24 AUG 2018


Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression

23-24 AUG 2018


SAS Grid Manager Administration

28-30 AUG 2018


Advanced Predictive Modeling Using SAS Enterprise Miner

28-30 AUG 2018


SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting

25-26 JUL 2018


SAS Programming 1: Essentials

08-10 AUG 2018


Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner

22-24 AUG 2018

Live Web Courses (US)

SAS Enterprise Guide for Experienced SAS Programmers

30 JUL-01 AUG 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting

30 JUL-03 AUG 2018

SAS Platform Administration: Metadata Administration

30 JUL-03 AUG 2018

Introduction to SAS and Hadoop

31 JUL-03 AUG 2018

Time Series Modeling Essentials

31 JUL-01 AUG 2018

Applied Clustering Techniques

31 JUL-03 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Investigator: Building the Interface

31 JUL-03 AUG 2018

SAS Programming 1: Essentials

02-03,06-09 AUG 2018

Exploring SAS Studio for SAS Programmers

03 AUG 2018

SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting

06-07 AUG 2018

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

06-10 AUG 2018

Creating Reports and Graphs with SAS Enterprise Guide

06-10 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Administering a Distributed Deployment

06-10 AUG 2018

JMP Software: Analyzing and Modeling Multidimensional Data

07-10 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Statistics on SAS Viya: Interactive Model Building

07-10 AUG 2018

Data Preparation on the SAS Viya Open Analytic Platform

07-10 AUG 2018

Introduction to SAS/ACCESS Interface to Teradata

07-08 AUG 2018

SAS Report Writing 1: Essentials

08-10,13-15 AUG 2018

Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression

08-10 AUG 2018

SAS Marketing Automation: Designing and Executing Outbound Marketing Campaigns

08-10 AUG 2018

Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression

08-10,15-17 AUG 2018

Survival Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model

09-10 AUG 2018

SAS Compliance Solutions 7.1: Overview

09-10 AUG 2018

Programming for SAS Viya

09-10 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Getting Started

10 AUG 2018

Hadoop Data Management with Hive, Pig, and SAS

13-17 AUG 2018

SAS SQL 1: Essentials

13-14 AUG 2018

SAS Platform Administration: Fast Track

13-17,20-22 AUG 2018

SAS Real-Time Decision Manager: Creating and Managing Campaigns

13-17 AUG 2018

SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials

14-17 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Using SAS Visual Data Builder

14-17 AUG 2018

Neural Network Modeling

14-17 AUG 2018

Mixed Models Analyses Using SAS

15-17,22-24 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Statistics: Interactive Model Building

16-17 AUG 2018

SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques

16-17 AUG 2018

ODS Graphics: Essentials

20-24,27 AUG 2018

SAS Office Analytics: Fast Track

20-24,27-29 AUG 2018

JMP Software: Introduction to the JMP Scripting Language

20-24 AUG 2018

SAS Visual Analytics for SAS 9: Administering a Non-Distributed Deployment on Windows

21-24 AUG 2018

Working with SAS Data Loader for Hadoop

21-24 AUG 2018

Longitudinal Data Analysis Using Discrete and Continuous Responses

22-24,28-30 AUG 2018

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