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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Purrfectly Fabulous Feline Functions

    Explore the fabulous feline functions and calls available in SAS 9.1 and later. Using CAT functions and CAT CALLs gives one an easier way to streamline the SAS code and facilitate concatenation of character strings. So, leave verbose coding, myriad functions, and the vertical bar concatenation operators behind! SAS 9.2...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    ZIP Code 411: Decoding SASHELP.ZIPCODE and Other SAS Maps Online Mysteries

    SAS provides a very useful file called SASHELP.ZIPCODE. This file is relatively unknown and under-utilized. This paper explores current and potential uses of the file, as well as how to update the file on a quarterly basis by accessing SAS MAPS ONLINE. The authors also provide a walk-through of several...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Measuring Nursing Home Quality - The Five-Star Rating System

    This paper describes the integration of data from various sources and the rating algorithms, as well as some of the decisions that were made in the design of the ratings. The presentation also describes how the "5-star team" maintains a consistent process as the rating methodology is refined, and new...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Boot Camp for Programmers: Stuff You Need to Know That's Not in the Manual - Best Practices to Help Us Achieve Reproducibility

    As programmers, one is tempted to head straight for the keyboard, and start writing code. But first some basic training is in order. This paper is geared for programmers and programmer wannabes, focusing on specific guidelines, best practices, and techniques which can help one ensure the reproducibility or the results,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Great Escape(char)

    SAS provides programmers with many ways to enhance ODS output in addition to the use of both SAS-supplied and user-written ODS styles. Inline formatting of titles, footnotes, text fields, and table cells, and formatting of data using user-written formats and within the DATA step can be accomplished by using ODS...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    PROC COMPARE - Worth Another Look!

    PROC COMPARE is one of those workhorse procedures in the Base SAS closet that deserves to be dusted off, tuned up and pressed into service again! With well-chosen PROC COMPARE options and statements, one can compare pairs of SAS datasets at multiple levels without the need for DATA step MERGEs...

    Provided By Abt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Purrfectly Fabulous Feline Functions

    Explore the fabulous feline functions and calls available in SAS 9.1 and later. Using CAT functions and CAT CALLs gives one an easier way to streamline the SAS code and facilitate concatenation of character strings. So, leave verbose coding, myriad functions, and the vertical bar concatenation operators behind! SAS 9.2...

    Provided By Abt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    ZIP Code 411: Decoding SASHELP.ZIPCODE and Other SAS Maps Online Mysteries

    SAS provides a very useful file called SASHELP.ZIPCODE. This file is relatively unknown and under-utilized. This paper explores current and potential uses of the file, as well as how to update the file on a quarterly basis by accessing SAS MAPS ONLINE. The authors also provide a walk-through of several...

    Provided By Abt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Measuring Nursing Home Quality - The Five-Star Rating System

    This paper describes the integration of data from various sources and the rating algorithms, as well as some of the decisions that were made in the design of the ratings. The presentation also describes how the "5-star team" maintains a consistent process as the rating methodology is refined, and new...

    Provided By Abt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Boot Camp for Programmers: Stuff You Need to Know That's Not in the Manual - Best Practices to Help Us Achieve Reproducibility

    As programmers, one is tempted to head straight for the keyboard, and start writing code. But first some basic training is in order. This paper is geared for programmers and programmer wannabes, focusing on specific guidelines, best practices, and techniques which can help one ensure the reproducibility or the results,...

    Provided By Abt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Great Escape(char)

    SAS provides programmers with many ways to enhance ODS output in addition to the use of both SAS-supplied and user-written ODS styles. Inline formatting of titles, footnotes, text fields, and table cells, and formatting of data using user-written formats and within the DATA step can be accomplished by using ODS...

    Provided By Abt Associates

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    PROC COMPARE - Worth Another Look!

    PROC COMPARE is one of those workhorse procedures in the Base SAS closet that deserves to be dusted off, tuned up and pressed into service again! With well-chosen PROC COMPARE options and statements, one can compare pairs of SAS datasets at multiple levels without the need for DATA step MERGEs...

    Provided By Abt Associates