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Dear Reader,

Have you ever searched for a topic and landed on what seems to be a helpful web page, only to find you’re getting just part of the information? Frustrating, right? We certainly don’t want our customers feeling that way, so we’ve bulked up our documentation…giving you more resources for selected topics.

The SAS Help Center serves as the gateway to SAS documentation, and it’s now being supplemented with SAS-created helpful resources. On specific pages you might find videos, blogs, white papers, sample code, examples, and more to help you discover the wealth of materials that SAS provides.

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This blog post by SAS' Shannon Lasater provides more details and gives you a way to provide the team with your valuable input and comments. Check it out today!

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Training and Certification News

Data Science free trial

SAS Academy for Data Science 7-day free trial

Now is a good time to add some sizzle to your resume. Start your journey to new career heights with our free e-Learning trial that includes a four-hour Getting Started with Data Science course. Don't forget…the first week is on us. See you at the top!  

What's the best programming interface for me?

New! SAS® Studio or SAS® Enterprise Guide®: What's the Best SAS® Programming Interface for Me?

For some, loyalty to an interface can run as deep as loyalty to a football team. Are you on a desktop? A mobile device? In a conference room? This webinar talks you through this integrated future and helps you understand what the strengths and weaknesses are of programming interfaces today. Join us June 27, 1 - 2 p.m. ET and bring your questions.

Electric load forecasting

Electric Load Forecasting: Fundamentals and Best Practices 

Sharpen your statistical and analytical skills in dealing with real-world load forecasting problems, and improve your ability to design, develop, document, and report sound and defensible load forecasts. For advanced topics, pair this with Electric Load Forecasting: Advanced Topics and Case Studies. The two courses are offered on contiguous days in Charlotte, NC beginning July 15.

Casusal inferences

e-Course: Establishing Causal Inferences

Explore methods commonly used in program evaluation and real-world effectiveness studies, including two-stage modeling, interrupted time series, regression discontinuity, and propensity score matching. If you prefer a classroom setting, check out the Sep. 4-5 course in New York.

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Get started with free training

Did you know that SAS has several courses available for free? Topics include SAS programming, SAS Viya, statistics and more. Get started today!


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Prepare for certification at a discount

SAS Certification Packages provide all the training and prep materials you need in one place. Save up to 50% off retail prices. Learn more.

SAS Book News

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Book of the Month: The Essential Guide to SAS® Dates and Times, Second Edition

This book is the most complete and up-to-date collection of examples on how to write complex programs involving dates, times, or datetime values. Use code BOM40JUL to get 40% off your purchase between now and July 31, 2019.

CDISC book

Get up to standard! Update your clinical research data to the new 2017 CDISC standards

Implementing CDISC Using SAS®: An End-to-End Guide, Revised Second Edition, an end-to-end guide to walk you through applying research data and metadata to the CDISC standards, has been revised to add the latest C-Codes from the most recent release.

Tips and Tricks

plot a family of curves

Plot a family of curves in SAS

A family of curves is generated by an equation that has one or more parameters. Let Rick Wicklin and The Do Loop show you how to use PROC SGPLOT to visualize a family of curves.

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Using Python functions inside SAS programs

SAS or Python? Why not use both? Follow along as Mike Zizzi walks you thought the ability to call Python functions from within SAS.

Certification Prep

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Base Programming Specialist

Did you know that PROC TRANSPOSE is part of the new Base Programming Specialist Credential? Here is a great cookbook from PharmaSUG 2017 to get you up to speed quick on the ID/VAR/BY statements within this powerful procedure.

predictive modeler

Predictive Modeler

This one-hour on-demand webinar is specifically focused on the SAS Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 14 credential. Get an overview of the topics, how to prepare, and then see a deep dive into cluster analysis with SAS instructor Jeff Thompson.

Free SAS® Tutorials

getting started tutorials

Getting started with SAS

Want to know how to write a basic SAS program or how to use SAS user interfaces? Get free access to these short tutorials, and nine additional topics, in our Getting Started with SAS Programming tutorial section.



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