October 2018, SAS Tech Report
It's fair season here in North Carolina. As in, the NC State Fair. Most everyone, it seems, makes elaborate plans to go. A common theme I hear in the hallways at work and lines at the grocery store is how to dodge the crowds. "I'm going first thing on Sunday morning." "I'm taking an afternoon off in the middle of the week." "I like to go around dinnertime and stay for the fireworks … on a weekday." The crowds are the main reason I've not fallen into a ritual of attending the State Fair. I avoid lots and lots of people in one place as much as possible. Unless, of course, it's at a concert. Crowds don't bother me during live music, but that's another Editor's Note.
Whether or not you're a "fair goer" in your hometown, I'm sure you can appreciate the art of skipping the crowds and getting straight to the good stuff. Perhaps that's why you read the Tech Report. It highlights a few of the best SAS technical resources of the month, so you can avoid sifting through them on your own. This month features programming tips, a piece on model interpretability and a debut "For Developers" section.
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