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Dear Readers,

Today is the first day of Predictive Analytics World (PAW) in San Francisco. I hope you’re there and your day is packed with presentations of the brightest minds talking about advanced predictive analytic methods including uplift modeling (net lift), text analytics, massively parallel analytics and in-cloud deployment. If you’re not there, I should tell you that SAS is launching SAS Text Analytics.

SAS is shipping SAS Sentiment Analysis, SAS Content Categorization, SAS Ontology Management and SAS Text Miner (SAS Text Miner 4.2 is now available). All draw on Teragram’s natural language processing and linguistic technologies. This suite gives a more complete picture of the insights hidden in the text.

If you miss Manya Mayes’ lab at PAW, Predictive analytics and text - what the "experts" haven't told you, look for her demo at SAS Global Forum.

Waynette Tubbs
Editor, SAS Tech Report
What's New
SAS Global Forum 2010: Pencil It In »
Find out why SAS users and the SAS Global Forum feel like family. Don’t forget to subscribe to the SAS Global Forum blog. The blog is a great place for information about the upcoming forum
Save Big on F2010 »
Register early and get $200 off the full conference fee when you register and pay by March 12.
SYSTASK versus X Command »
A Coders Corner Best Contributed paper at WUSS 2009 by Irina Walsh from ClinOps compares applications of SAS X and SYSTASK commands and discusses the pros and cons of both commands. She gives examples for successful command execution and error handling control. WUSS 2010 call for papers will open in April.
Longitudinal Data Techniques: Looking Across Observations »
In this tutorial presented at SCSUG 2009, Ron Cody demonstrates some SAS programming tools that allow you to process longitudinal data sets. Cody and many other SAS authors will present at the 2010 SAS Global Forum.
SAS® Statistics and Operations Research News »
This quarterly e-newsletter will deliver news and updates specific to statisticians, OR specialists, econometricians and data analysts. Subscribe Today.
Tips & Techniques
General Signon Steps for SAS/CONNECT's TCP/IP Access Method »
This Technical Support Document contains three code statements to submit to signon. Further help information is included.
Creating a SAS® Information Map That Filters Using Identity-Driven, Group-Based, Row-Level Permissions in SAS® 9.2 »
Use to define a row-level permission filter that is based on group membership using the SAS.IdentityGroups property, which is available with SAS® 9.2. This filtering method can be useful when you need to subset results based on metadata group memberships for a user.
SAS/GRAPH Samples Gallery »
Finding the Schema Name for an Oracle Table
After you successfully assign a libref, Oracle tables might not be listed in the library. To ensure the tables are listed, add the schema (owner) by including the SCHEMA= option in the LIBNAME statement. Submit this code to find the appropriate schema.
Webcasts & Events

SAS Global
Forum 2010

Apr. 11-14
Seattle, WA

PharmaSUG 2010
May 23-26
Orlando

Just the Facts, Please
On demand 
SAS Users Connecting
SAS Global Forum Planning »
Please list ideas for what you'd like to see, hear and do at future SAS Global Forum events. The committee plans five years in advance so start now by listing and discussing your ideas.
Welcome Aboard
Angela Hall, a SAS user and Twitter known as @sasbi, is now a member of the SAS Professional Services team. She now tweets as @angelahall1. She'll continue blogging at real business intelligence for real users.
Training
Peter Westfall’s Multiple Comparisons in SAS®
Struggling with multiple comparisons requirements? Overwhelmed by too many choices of procedures? Solve both dilemmas when you attend the SAS course Multiple Comparisons in SAS: Classical to Modern Methods.
Three New Courses for the Platform Administrator
If you are a Platform Administrator, take a look at these recently released Live Web courses: SAS Platform Administration: Getting Started, SAS OLAP Environment: Administration and What's New in SAS 9.2 Platform Administration.
What can SAS/STAT® Training do for you? »
SAS® Training helps professionals master the increasingly rich functionality of SAS/STAT software.  This comprehensive program of analytics training is available as instructor-led training, Live Web and e-Learning courses.
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