The Sasensei Bitcoin Challenge

The Sasensei Bitcoin Challenge

To celebrate the recent launch of the Sasensei final level (Custom Quiz Builder) we’re running a promotion in April, May and June this year. The prize – $100 in Bitcoin – is given to the player who submits the best question of the month. Note that...
SAS Global Forum 2018

SAS Global Forum 2018

The 42nd annual SAS Global Forum took place this year in mile “high” Denver! This pilgrimage is a firm part of the calendar for SAS professionals around the world. Kicking off with the partner event on Sunday 8th March, we learned about SAS’s...
₿ Bitcoin SAS Format – $bitcoin.

₿ Bitcoin SAS Format – $bitcoin.

For Bitcoin denominated reports, a Bitcoin SAS Format will align the decimal place and display the appropriate currency symbol.  Unicode released the dedicated Bitcoin symbol ( ₿ – u20BF) in June 2017. But how many decimal places should be shown? Well, the...

SAS SCL Lists (slists) – an Overview

What is SCL? Mention AF or SCL to someone who has been in the SAS game for more than a decade or so, and you can be sure there will be a story to tell.  The technology, built by pioneers such as Deva Kumaraswamy, was used to build many of the original SAS client...

Find MIN / MAX of character variables in sql

It is perfectly valid to use min() as a summary function on character values in proc sql, eg as follows: proc sql; create table test as   select min(name) as minval   from sashelp.class; This is not so, however, when using in an inline context: proc sql; create table...

The Performance of Dosubl vs Call Execute

Both dosubl and call execute accept raw SAS code as input.  The difference between them is that call execute will take your code and add it to the stack (so, after your data step completes) whilst dosubl will execute your code immediately. Dosubl is a fantastic...

About the SAS London Users Group (SLUG)

The SAS London Users Group (SLUG) is a London-based user led community dedicated to realising the value of SAS software.  Sounds great.  But what does this actually mean? London Based Whilst our meetups take place in London, users are welcomed from across the UK and...
Launching SMC on Mac OS over SSH with X11

Launching SMC on Mac OS over SSH with X11

As an avid developer of SAS Stored Process Web Applications, the Macbook Pro is my development machine of choice.  Since building a macro to programmatically create STPs, I’ve had few reasons to launch a VM to use client tools – but today I actually...