SAS Users

Auditing SAS server availability from 30,000 feet

One very useful type of auditing for a SAS administrator is to have summary data about the availability and performance of various resources (platforms, servers, services) from the 30,000-foot view. Using SAS Environment Manager, it’s easy to go in and look at the availability of any one resource over various time spans–for the past few… Continue reading Auditing SAS server availability from 30,000 feet

Graphically Speaking

Advanced ODS Graphics: Vector plots and adjusting point labels

A vector plot draws a line (potentially ending in an arrowhead) from one point in a graph to another point. Often, that first point is the origin (0,0) although both PROC SGPLOT and the GTL enable you to specify other points. In this blog, I will show you how to pick a different origin: that… Continue reading Advanced ODS Graphics: Vector plots and adjusting point labels

The Do Loop

The jackknife method to estimate standard errors in SAS

One way to assess the precision of a statistic (a point estimate) is to compute the standard error, which is the standard deviation of the statistic’s sampling distribution. A relatively large standard error indicates that the point estimate should be viewed with skepticism, either because the sample size is small or because the data themselves… Continue reading The jackknife method to estimate standard errors in SAS

SAS Voices

Digital government: How to make it a vibrant reality

Citizens served by the government are increasingly the same digital savvy consumers that market disruptors in banking, retail and utilities are attracting with sophisticated, data-driven online experiences. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement; consumers get to buy services in ways that suit them while businesses get the efficiencies they want, wrestling profits and market share from… Continue reading Digital government: How to make it a vibrant reality

Bright Data

Model Risk Regulatory Framework: challenges to managing model risk

At this point in time, Model Risk Management stands at the forefront of risk management for many of today’s financial services organizations. The majority of financial institutions are in the process of developing Model Risk Management frameworks to mitigate model risk and to become more comfortable with their models. However, the concept of model risk… Continue reading Model Risk Regulatory Framework: challenges to managing model risk

SAS Users

Using parameters within the macro facility

Have you ever written a macro and wondered if there was an easy way to pass values to the macro? You can by using macro parameters. Macro parameters enable you to pass values into the macro at macro invocation, and set default values for macro variables within the macro definition. In this blog post, I… Continue reading Using parameters within the macro facility