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[15 May 2009 | Comments Off | 58,326 views]
Choropleth Maps using SAS/Graph

I’m using this post to share materials from the talk “Fast and Easy Maps using SAS Graph” I presented to the members of the Genesee Valley SAS Users Group at their Spring 2009 meeting. This material is also cross-posted in the Presentations section at the Genesee Valley SAS Users Group web site (www.gvsug.org).

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[26 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | 190,451 views]
Getting Your SAS Data Set into SAS

This is the second in a series of posts for new users describing methods for getting different kinds of data into the SAS¬Æ system. In this post I’m going to deal exclusively with a few of the many ways available to access SAS data files. If you have questions about another data format or don’t know what kind of file you have please read my introductory post on the topic.

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[23 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | 10,515 views]
Getting Your Data into SAS, Part 1

Among the most common questions I get from new SAS¬Æ users is: “How do I get my data into the system for analysis?” To help address this frequent concern and provide a resource for new SAS users, this series of posts discusses some simple ways of accessing your data using the SAS system.

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[16 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | 1,590 views]
Car Talk Clinic Dataset

I’ve had several requests for copies of the “Car Talk” clinic dataset I use in some of my demonstrations and in-class examples so I’ve decided to make it available for download.
If you’re familiar with NPR’s program Car Talk you know that Tom and Ray close each week’s episode by reading from a list of funny, phony Car Talk staff names. This has always been one of my favorite parts of the show so, when I found a complete listing on their website, I decided to put the 500+ names and …

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[9 Nov 2004 | Comments Off | 286 views]
The SAS UNPACK Macro

I wrote this SAS macro to convert a geometrically coded numeric variable into a series of binary numeric variables. Geometric coding is sometimes used during survey design and data entry as a compact way of storing responses to “choose all that apply” style questions.

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[20 Mar 2004 | Comments Off | 299 views]
Quick Risk Calculator – QuRC v.3

The QuRC is a teaching tool I created to help students rapidly calculate basic risk and contingency measures from the data in a 2×2 table. Users enter (aggregated) data, by selecting the type of analysis desired (risk, agreement, paired, matched, sensitivity/specificity) and then answering a series of six questions.

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[20 Feb 2004 | Comments Off | 285 views]
MATRICHS Public Course Portal

I developed this site as the public portal for the MATRICHS (Multidisciplinary Analytic Training for Reproductive, Infant, and Child Health Services) web-based training program (summarized here). While the course modules themselves reside on the University of Rochester’s Blackboard‚Ñ¢ system, this site provides a public link into the course, program information, and online registration forms for applicant teams.

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[16 Sep 2003 | One Comment | 749 views]
MATRICHS Training Program

Overview
MATRICHS (Multidisciplinary Analytic Training for Reproductive, Infant, and Child Health Services) is a nine-month, internet-based, analytic training program for state agency teams working with reproductive, maternal, infant, and child health services. Multidisciplinary teams work independently (~4 hrs/wk) on a series of seven online course modules and collaboratively on a project addressing a policy issue facing their agency/community.