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Being a Statistician\ Statistical Programmer in Africa

Started by Kwaku Damoah. Last reply by Kwaku Damoah Oct 5, 2013. 27 Replies

The level of knowledge and understanding of Statistics as well as Statistical programming is woefully low in Africa, As a Ghanaian and a Statistician, I found it very intrigueing to see university undergraduate in Statistics who have little or no…Continue

What are the SAS procedures that you use most in your daily work?

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Apari Tyari Mar 27, 2015. 19 Replies

Which modules? Which procedures? What is your industry?


Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Cesar Nov 30, 2011. 13 Replies

Comparing SAS and SPSS is an age old question between analytics professionals as both of these are one of the longest running statistical softwares in the world. While SAS is on version 9 + and has greatly improved it’s visual appeal to counter…Continue

SAS Macro coding question

Started by Bashshar. Last reply by Charles Patridge Jan 28, 2011. 7 Replies

I have this macro that creates an external file and writes a line to it :%macro createfile(directory,filename,extension);    myFile=&directory || &filename || "." || &extension;    putlog myFile; /* this display the C:\test.txt on the…Continue

I've added 7 new SAS jobs on the SAS Jobs Blog

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Ayush Biyani May 17, 2011. 7 Replies

Click here for details.

Five best SAS books

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Tricia Aanderud May 8, 2012. 7 Replies

According to Michael Raithel from (Source: SAS-L)1. Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment, by Michael A. Raithel2. Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environment, SecondEdition, by Michael A. Raithel3. The Complete…Continue

Tags: sas, books, sas books


Started by parag kulkarni. Last reply by Lynn Disney Jun 1, 2009. 5 Replies

HiThis topic may be some what offbeat but I am in dilemma.I am post graduate in statistics with experience of 14 years in manufacturing but now i am inclined to earn some SAS credentials with , may be , SAS certification. I need help from all…Continue

Error on proc import

Started by Mark Nasila (PhD). Last reply by Mark Nasila (PhD) Jun 21, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi all,I am trying to import a csv file on sas using proc import. the file imports successfuly but wit an error due to data formart of a few variables. how do i make my import process ignore this data format issue as am scheduling a flow process…Continue

Calling R, C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Perl, etc. from a SAS program

Started by Vincent Granville. Last reply by Tomas Keller (formerly Ohlson) Jan 17, 2009. 4 Replies

What about a Perl script calling SAS, R, C++, C# etc. rather than SAS calling these languages? Wouldn't it be easier? What are the pluses / minuses?I'm used to write Perl scripts to pre-process messy data (text mining) and produce summary tables,…Continue

Simulating in SAS

Started by Urko. Last reply by Randa Al-Teraifi Feb 26, 2011. 3 Replies

 Hi all!! I would like to know whether anybody has simulated in SAS.. I am trying to simulate a data set with  4 varaibles (3 are categorical) taking into account the correlation among them. My problem is how to consider the correlation... Many…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by consultsp on March 27, 2008 at 2:17pm
Predictive Modeling With SAS Enterprise Miner: Practical Solutions for Business Applications (Paperback)
by Kattamuri S. Sarma (Author)

Is a good book and well written.
Comment by Shashank Shekhar on March 26, 2009 at 10:48am
@Mohammad Fayaz
Start reading "The Little SAS Book". A good resource to get the initial feel.
Comment by Philip Male on April 30, 2010 at 9:25am
The SAS Professionals Convention
This year's SAS professionals convention is held between 15th to 17th June at SAS Uk HQ in Marlow, UK. To find out more visit
Comment by Fedya on August 24, 2010 at 8:42am
hi, please is there any free link to download SAS software (for prediction tasks), and a guide for users? thanks.
Comment by Vera Klimkovsky on February 24, 2011 at 11:40pm

ACM Data Mining SIG: Heuristic Design of Experiments with Meta-Gradient Search of Model Training Parameters


LOCATION: LinkedIn, 2025 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA 94043

Date: Monday February 28, 2011; 6:30 pm 6:30 – 9:00 pm (6:30 – 7:00 networking & snacks; 7:00 – 7:10 announcements; 7:10+ presentation, Q&A)

Cost: Free and open to all who wish to attend, but membership is only $20/year. Anyone may join our mailing list at no charge, and receive announcements of upcoming events.

Speakers: Greg Makowski

Comment by Philip Male on May 9, 2011 at 6:34am

SAS Professionals Convention,  12-14 July 2011.  SAS UK, Marlow. 

For more information visit


Comment by Greg Makowski on May 21, 2011 at 12:46am

Hiring a Risk Analyst at CashEdge:  Data Mining, Fraud Forecasting, Oracle, PL/SQL, SAS


Comment by Alex Cosgrove on October 21, 2011 at 9:05am

SAS Credit Risk Quant - Leading Investment Bank - London

Job title: Quantitative Analyst

Department profile:

European Risk Analytics is a specialist team developing and validating rating models for Wholesale Risk, providing analytic support to business and risk areas across the European region.

Job description:

Development, validations and reviews of models for estimation of wholesale credit risk parameters

Special requirements:

Technical Experience Required:

PD, LGD, EAD. Implementing the latest statistical methodologies in order to better capture the risk in the wholesale portfolio. Assisting and coordinating on model development and implementation in other European countries as necessary.


Excellent quantitative background and previous experience in building and validating PD/LGD/EAD models Excellent knowledge of manipulation large datasets in SAS Excellent programming skills and knowledge of econometrical packages (SAS is beneficial, E-views, Matlab etc ) Good understanding of macroeconomics and stress testing Excellent communication skills, good tact and diplomacy, as the role requires constant communication with other individuals and teams 

Desirable Skills Previous experience in a quantitatively focused position within a banking institution High standard of written documentation; ability to articulate technical concepts to a non-technical audience Ability to work with minimal supervision and on multiple tasks simultaneously Excellent time management and prioritization of work tasks Self motivated, enthusiastic and proven rapid learning capability Committed to completion of work tasks Must have flexible approach to work and working hours MSc in a relevant quantitative discipline

They are looking for someone with 2-3 years experience in Financial Services with excellent SAS skills.

Please get in touch for more details - [email protected]


Alex Cosgrove

Comment by Rex Pruitt on November 9, 2011 at 4:09am

FYI...You may already be aware, but there is a new SAS Special Interest User Group for the Insurance & Finance industry.  Check our Waynette's Blog...;

Comment by Tricia Aanderud on May 8, 2012 at 11:19am

If you are interested in learning more about the SAS Business Intelligence tools, learning about SAS Stored Processes, or even just more about creating better reports with BASE SAS - check out my Business Intelligence Notes for SAS Users.


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