A new Statistical Analysis System (SAS) users group has been formed in the Duluth-Superior area. SAS is the industry leading software for analytics, data visualization, data management, and many other data related issues. SAS supports local user groups in providing educational opportunities through speaker, webinars, training workshops, and conferences. Users groups offer participants a variety of networking benefits including increased efficiency and productivity through increased exposure to new coding techniques, analysis techniques, and SAS applications between group members as well as with other SAS users and software professionals.
The Twin Ports Area SAS Users group meets bimonthly in a casual forum to discuss and share topics ranging from specific programming issues to better utilization of SAS software. We will periodically invite experts from SAS to lead seminars on a broad range of topics. Our current membership is comprised of SAS users from academia, health research, and business in and around the Duluth (MN) -Superior (WI) area. The group welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the our organization or interested in membership to contact us.
The next meeting will be held March 28th at noon at Essentia's Institute of Rural Health, 421 North 6th Avenue East, the former Daugherty Hardware Building. Use the Southwest Atrium entrance, and then go to the second floor. Topics for this meeting will include:
- Saving and loading session variables between different procedure, for example saving models from variable selection methods and loading those models into other procedures
- Using DOS commands with Pipe to access folder information
Membership and attendance are free.