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SAS Conference Proceedings: Midwest SAS Users Group 2016
October 9-11, 2016, Cincinnati, Ohio, 124 papers
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Midwest SAS Users Group 2016: Best Papers and honorable mentions

Building a Better Dashboard Using Base SAS® Software
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA; Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN; Roger D. Muller, Data-To-Events, Carmel, IN (Best Paper in BI / Customer Intelligence)
Anatomy of a Merge Gone Wrong
  Joshua Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN (Best Paper in Beyond the Basics)
Mentoring and Oversight of Programmers across Cultures and Time Zones
  Chad Melson, Experis Clinical, Cincinnati, OH (Best Paper in Career Development)
Using Animation to Make Statistical Graphics Come to Life
  Jesse Pratt, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Best Paper in Data Visualization and Graphics)
A Hands-on Introduction to SAS® DATA Step Hash Programming Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA (Best Paper in Hands-On Workshops)
Surviving Septic Shock: How SAS© Helped a Critical Care Nursing Staff Fulfill Its Septic Shock Reporting Requirements
  Joe Palmer, OhioHealth, Columbus OH (Best Paper in Pharmaceutical Applications)
Two Shades of Gray: Implementing Gray’s Test for Equivalence of CIF in SAS 9.4
  Tyler Ward, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Zachary Weber, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (Best Paper in Rapid Fire)
Painless Extraction: Options and Macros with PROC PRESENV
  Keith Fredlund, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Thinzar Wai, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (Best Paper in SAS 101)
An Animated Guide: Penalized variable selection techniques in SAS® and Quantile Regression
  Russ Lavery, Bryn Mawr, PA; Peter Flom, New York City, NY (Best Paper in Statistics / Advanced Analytics)
Avoiding Code Chaos - Architectural Considerations for Sustainable Code Growth
  David L. Ward, Nashville, TN (Best Paper in System Architecture and Administration)
Defensive Coding by Example: Kick the Tires, Pump the Brakes, Check Your Blind Spots, and Merge Ahead!
  Nancy Brucken, inVentiv Health, Ann Arbor, MI; Donna E. Levy, inVentiv Health, Cary, NC (Best Paper in Tools of the Trade)
StatTag: A New Tool for Conduction Reproducible Research with SAS
  Abigail Baldridge, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Luke Rasmussen, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Leah Welty, Department of Preventive Medicin (Best Paper in e-Posters)

BI / Customer Intelligence
Beyond the Basics
Career Development
Data Visualization and Graphics
Hands-On Workshops
Pharmaceutical Applications
Rapid Fire
SAS 101
Statistics / Advanced Analytics
System Architecture and Administration
Tools of the Trade
e-Posters

BI / Customer Intelligence
Best Paper
tweet!  Building a Better Dashboard Using Base SAS® Software
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA; Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN; Roger D. Muller, Data-To-Events, Carmel, IN
Keywords: sas, dashboard, dashboards, interactive dashboards, drill-down, drill-down dashboards, histogram, hbar chart, vbar chart, pie chart, sgplot, sgscatter, sgpanel, sgrender, sas author, sas press, sas ...
Pages: 17 Size: 882 Kb 
tweet!  Macro method to use Google Maps™ and SAS® to find the shortest driving and straight line distances between 2 addresses in the United States
  Laurie Bishop, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pages: 10 Size: 127 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Automation & SAS Code Improvement (Making Codes Dynamic)
  Arjun Kumar Shrestha, Centene Corporation, St Louis, MO
Keywords: paper sample
Pages: 14 Size: 432 Kb 
tweet!  Reducing Customer Attrition with Predictive Analytics for Financial Institutions
  Nate Derby, Stakana Analytics, Seattle, WA; Mark Keintz, Wharton Research Data Services, Philadelphia, PA
Keywords: Bank customer attrition logistic regression
Pages: 15 Size: 566 Kb 
Beyond the Basics
tweet!  How to Create Sub-sub Headings in PROC REPORT and Why You Might Want to: Thinking about Non-traditional Uses of PROC REPORT
  Amy Gravely, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, A VA HSR&D Center of Innovation; Barbara Clothier, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, A VA HSR&D Center of Innovation
Pages: 5 Size: 660 Kb 
tweet!  Name that Function: Punny Function Names with Multiple MEANings and Why You Do Not Want to be MISSING Out
  Ben Cochran, The Bedford Group, Raleigh, NC; Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords: DATA step Functions
Pages: 11 Size: 975 Kb 
tweet!  I’ve Got to Hand It to You; Portable Programming Techniques
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK; Mary F. O. Rosenbloom, Alcon, a Novartis Company, Lake Forest, CA
Keywords: Macro %SYSGET AUTOEXEC %SYSFUNC portable SAS_EXECFILEPATH Batch submissions UNIX Windows
Pages: 20 Size: 392 Kb 
tweet!  Simplifying Your %DO Loop with CALL EXECUTE
  Arthur Li, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 62 Kb 
tweet!  Be Prompt! Do it Now! Creating and Using Prompts in SAS Enterprise Guide
  Ben Cochran, The Bedford Group, Raleigh, NC
Pages: 12 Size: 337 Kb 
tweet!  Be Prompt – Part II! Advanced Prompting Techniques in SAS? Enterprise Guide
  Ben Cochran, The Bedford Group, Raleigh, NC
Pages: 15 Size: 674 Kb 
tweet!  Don’t Let Your Annual Report Be Such a Manual Report: Neat New Ways from SAS to Combine Text, Graphs and Tabular Reports in a Single Document
  Ben Cochran, The Bedford Group, Raleigh, NC
Pages: 14 Size: 844 Kb 
tweet!  Read html files and create standard tables for BISR at KUMC
  Chuanwu Zhang, Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; John Keighley, Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS; Byron J. Gajewski, Department of Biostatistics, University
Pages: 7 Size: 419 Kb 
tweet!  Time is of Essence: The power of “MISS” is “NOT being missed”!
  Gowri Madhavan, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH; Brittney Delev, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Keywords: paper sample
Pages: 11 Size: 607 Kb 
tweet!  WAPTWAP, but remember TMTOWTDI
  Jack N Shoemaker, Greensboro, NC
Pages: 4 Size: 109 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Anatomy of a Merge Gone Wrong
  Joshua Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 5 Size: 357 Kb 
tweet!  Solving Common PROC SQL Performance Killers when using ODBC
  John Schmitz, Luminare Data LLC, Omaha, NE
Keywords: SAS SQL query performance pass-through PROC SQL John Schmitz Luminare Data LLC MWSUG
Pages: 11 Size: 370 Kb 
tweet!  Five Little Known, But Highly Valuable and Widely Usable, PROC SQL Programming Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: SAS, SQL, PROC SQL, sql basics, proc sql basics, intro sql, intro proc sql, quick results sql, quick results proc sql, query, sql query, case expression, case sql, view, join, sql join, join sql, i ...
Pages: 20 Size: 1080 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Advanced Programming with Efficiency in Mind: A Real Case Study
  Lingqun Liu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Pages: 10 Size: 1181 Kb 
tweet!  How to Speed Up Your Validation Process Without Really Trying?
  Alice Cheng, Portola Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco, CA; Mike Wise, Experis
Pages: 22 Size: 684 Kb 
tweet!  Leads and Lags: Static and Dynamic Queues in the SAS® DATA STEP
  Mark Keintz, Wharton Research Data Services, Philadelphia, PA
Pages: 15 Size: 567 Kb 
tweet!  Finding National Best Bid and Best Offer – Quote by Quote
  Mark Keintz, Wharton Research Data Services, Philadelphia, PA
Pages: 9 Size: 564 Kb 
tweet!  From Stocks to Flows: Using SAS® HASH objects for FIFO, LIFO, and other FO’s
  Mark Keintz, Wharton Research Data Services, Philadelphia, PA
Pages: 13 Size: 672 Kb 
tweet!  Automating the Process of Generating Publication Quality Regression Tables through SAS® Base Programming
  Ji Qi, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Pages: 16 Size: 477 Kb 
tweet!  Implementing a Medicaid Claims Processing System using SAS® software A Novel Implementation of BASE SAS® Using Limited Resources in an Effective Manner
  Stephen C. DeVoyd, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Columbus, OH
Keywords: paper sample
Pages: 21 Size: 765 Kb 
tweet!  A Macro that can Search and Replace String in your SAS Programs
  Ting Sa, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pages: 7 Size: 266 Kb 
tweet!  A Macro That Can Fix Data Length Inconsistency and Detect Data Type Inconsistency
  Ting Sa, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pages: 7 Size: 224 Kb 
tweet!  A DDE Macro to Put Data Anywhere in Excel
  Ting Sa, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Shiran Chen, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pages: 5 Size: 223 Kb 
tweet!  A Failure To EXIST: Why Testing for Data Set Existence with the EXIST Function Alone Is Inadequate for Serious Software Development in Asynchronous, Multiuser, and Parallel Processing Environments
  Troy Martin Hughes
Keywords: troymartinhughes@gmail.com
Pages: 8 Size: 155 Kb 
tweet!  Stress Testing and Supplanting the SAS® LOCK Statement: Implementing Mutex Semaphores To Provide Reliable File Locking in Multiuser Environments To Enable and Synchronize Parallel Processing
  Troy Martin Hughes
Keywords: troymartinhughes@gmail.com
Pages: 27 Size: 439 Kb 
tweet!  All Aboard! Next Stop is the Destination Excel
  William E Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Pages: 13 Size: 794 Kb 
tweet!  Data Analysis with User-Written DS2 Packages
  Robert Ray, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC; William Eason, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 11 Size: 323 Kb 
Career Development
tweet!  What's Hot – Skills for SAS® Professionals
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: SAS, SAS skills, what's hot, what's hot in sas, the hottest topics in sas are, what's not so Hot, Enterprise Guide, EG, hash objects, ODS, PROC SQL, SQL, PROC REPORT, Macro Language, Dictionary Tab ...
Pages: 18 Size: 1016 Kb 
tweet!  Statistical Volunteering With SAS - Experiences and Opportunities
  David Corliss, Peace-Work, Plymouth, MI
Pages: 8 Size: 393 Kb 
tweet!  Recruiting and Retention Strategies for 2016 in the SAS Programmer Staffing Organizations
  Helen Chmiel, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI; Mindy Kiss, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI; Andrea Moralez, Experis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI
Pages: 8 Size: 87 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Mentoring and Oversight of Programmers across Cultures and Time Zones
  Chad Melson, Experis Clinical, Cincinnati, OH
Keywords: Mentoring Internships Programmer Oversight Ukraine
Pages: 6 Size: 61 Kb 
tweet!  How to Use LinkedIn to Effectively Boost Your Career Development
  Nate Derby, Stakana Analytics, Seattle, WA
Keywords: LinkedIn Career Development
Pages: 10 Size: 1813 Kb 
Data Visualization and Graphics
Best Paper
tweet!  Using Animation to Make Statistical Graphics Come to Life
  Jesse Pratt, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Keywords: SAS SGPLOT Animation Graphics Template Macro ODS Printer
Pages: 10 Size: 599 Kb 
tweet!  SAS/GRAPH® and GfK Maps: a Subject Matter Expert Winning Combination
  Louise S. Hadden, Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA
Keywords: paper sample
Pages: 14 Size: 868 Kb 
tweet!  Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Data Right Over: Exploring External Geographic Data Sources with SAS®
  Louise S. Hadden, Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA
Keywords: paper sample
Pages: 9 Size: 555 Kb 
tweet!  Four Thousand Reports Three Ways
  Stephanie R. Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Pages: 12 Size: 349 Kb 
tweet!  Using Big Data to Visualize People Movement Using SAS® Basics
  Stephanie R. Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Pages: 10 Size: 487 Kb 
tweet!  Annotating the ODS Graphics Way!
  Dan Heath, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Keywords: ODS Graphics Annotation
Pages: 15 Size: 563 Kb 
Hands-On Workshops
tweet!  A Hands-On Introduction to SAS® Visual Analytics Reporting
  David Foster, Pinnacle Solutions Inc, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 9 Size: 622 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  A Hands-on Introduction to SAS® DATA Step Hash Programming Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: SAS, Hash, hash object, hash data step construct, how to sas hash, sas hash basics, hash methods, hash programming, hash technique, hash programming technique, match-merge, join, author, author laf ...
Pages: 12 Size: 1987 Kb 
tweet!  The Joinless Join ~ The Impossible Dream Come True; Expand the Power of Base SAS® and SAS® Enterprise Guide® in a New Way
  Kent Phelps, The SASketeers, Des Moines, IA; Ronda Phelps, The SASketeers, Des Moines, IA
Keywords: SAS, sas professionals, sas programming, sas intuition, sas quest, Enterprise Guide, EG, graphical user interface, GUI, DATA step, base sas, program node, indirect relationship, direct relationship ...
Pages: 49 Size: 2619 Kb 
tweet!  Working with the SAS® ODS EXCEL Destination to Send Graphs, and Use Cascading Style Sheets When Writing to EXCEL Workbooks
  William E Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Pages: 19 Size: 1667 Kb 
tweet!  Intermediate SAS® Macro Programming
  Chuck Kincaid, Experis Business Analytics
Pages: 19 Size: 184 Kb 
Pharmaceutical Applications
tweet!  Pre-Data Checks for SDTM Development
  Abhinav Srivastva, PaxVax Inc., Redwood City, CA
Keywords: Pre-data checks edit checks clinical data quality checks CDISC SDTM data checks types of clinical data quality checks.
Pages: 10 Size: 122 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Surviving Septic Shock: How SAS© Helped a Critical Care Nursing Staff Fulfill Its Septic Shock Reporting Requirements
  Joe Palmer, OhioHealth, Columbus OH
Pages: 12 Size: 136 Kb 
tweet!  Establishing Similarity of Modeled and Experimental PK/PD Hysteretic Loops using Pseudo Time Series Analysis and Dynamic Time Warping
  Ron Smith, Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL
Pages: 18 Size: 1389 Kb 
tweet!  Fitting Complex Statistical Models with PROCs NLMIXED and MCMC
  Robin High, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Pages: 16 Size: 413 Kb 
tweet!  Frequentist and Bayesian Interim Analysis in Clinical Trials: Group Sequential Testing and Posterior Predictive Probability Monitoring Using SAS
  Kechen Zhao, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 14 Size: 649 Kb 
Rapid Fire
Best Paper
tweet!  Two Shades of Gray: Implementing Gray’s Test for Equivalence of CIF in SAS 9.4
  Tyler Ward, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Zachary Weber, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Pages: 7 Size: 163 Kb 
tweet!  Utilizing PROC CONTENTS with Macro Programming to Summarize and Tabulate Copious Amounts of Data
  Kathryn Schurr, M.S., Quest Diagnostics, Hudsonville, MI; Erica Goodrich, M.S., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Pages: 9 Size: 416 Kb 
tweet!  A Quick Macro to Replace Missing Values with NULL for Numeric Fields within a CSV File
  John Schmitz, Luminare Data LLC, Omaha, NE
Keywords: SAS macro csv John Schmitz Luminare Data LLC MWSUG RDBMS
Pages: 4 Size: 286 Kb 
tweet!  Importing CSV Data to All Character Variables
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, AK
Keywords: PROC IMPORT CSV Character variables MIXED= option
Pages: 5 Size: 255 Kb 
tweet!  Fitting a Cumulative Logistic Regression Model
  Shana Kelly, Spectrum Health: Healthier Communities, Grand Rapids, MI
Pages: 4 Size: 298 Kb 
tweet!  Your Place or Mine: Data-Driven Summary Statistic Precision
  Nancy Brucken, inVentiv Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Keywords: data presentation format data-driven
Pages: 4 Size: 34 Kb 
tweet!  An Application of CALL VNEXT
  John Henry King, Ouachita Clinical Data Services Inc., Caddo Gap, AR
Pages: 4 Size: 327 Kb 
tweet!  The Power of Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) Plot in Assessing Clinical Outcomes
  Min Chen, Cook Research Inc., West Lafayette, IN; Patricia Kultgen, Cook Research Inc., West Lafayette, IN
Pages: 6 Size: 675 Kb 
tweet!  Quantifying the relative importance of crime rate on Housing prices
  Aigul Mukanova, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Keywords: hedonic price model crime effect on housing prices
Pages: 7 Size: 321 Kb 
tweet!  I Have a Secret: How Can I Hide Small Numbers from Public View?
  Fred Edora, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, SC
Pages: 6 Size: 492 Kb 
tweet!  Tips and Tricks for Producing Time-Series Cohort Data
  Nate Derby, Stakana Analytics, Seattle, WA
Keywords: Tips Tricks Time-Series Cohort
Pages: 6 Size: 101 Kb 
tweet!  Generating Custom Shape Files for Data Visualization
  Stephanie R. Thompson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Pages: 3 Size: 84 Kb 
tweet!  An Animated Guide: Insights into the Logic of the ROC Curve
  Russ Lavery, Bryn Mawr, PA
Keywords: ROC ROC Curve AUC Area Under the Curve
Pages: 8 Size: 539 Kb 
SAS 101
tweet!  Top Ten SAS® Performance Tuning Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: SAS, performance tuning, CPU, I/O, Memory, Storage, efficiency, sas efficiency, programming efficiency, Programming Time, author, sas author, SAS Press, SAS Press author, educator, trainer, sas tra ...
Pages: 10 Size: 926 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® Debugging 101
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: SAS, error, errors, warning, warnings, SAS log, log, debug, debugging, sas debugging, sas debugging techniques, Benchworkzz, consultant, sas consultant, sas consulting, sql, sql consultant, sql con ...
Pages: 13 Size: 1290 Kb 
tweet!  Simplifying Effective Data Transformation Via PROC TRANSPOSE
  Arthur X. Li, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA
Pages: 13 Size: 112 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  Painless Extraction: Options and Macros with PROC PRESENV
  Keith Fredlund, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Thinzar Wai, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Pages: 7 Size: 394 Kb 
tweet!  Hashtag #Efficiency! An Introduction to Hash Tables
  Lakshmi Nirmala Bavirisetty, South Dakota State University, Sioux Falls, SD; Deanna Naomi Schreiber-Gregory, National University, Moorhead, MN; Kaushal Chaudhary, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 10 Size: 438 Kb 
tweet!  Array of Sunshine: Casting Light on Basic Array Processing
  Nancy Brucken, inVentiv Health, Ann Arbor, MI
Keywords: array DATA step DOW-Loop transpose
Pages: 5 Size: 42 Kb 
tweet!  Beyond IF THEN ELSE: Techniques for Conditional Execution of SAS® Code
  Joshua M. Horstman, Nested Loop Consulting, Indianapolis, IN
Pages: 6 Size: 406 Kb 
tweet!  Accessing Teradata through SAS, common pitfalls, solutions and tips
  Kiran Venna, Experis Business Analytics Practice
Pages: 8 Size: 455 Kb 
Statistics / Advanced Analytics
tweet!  The Practice of Credit Risk Modeling for Alternative Lending
  Keith Shields, Chief Analytics Officer, Magnify Analytic Solutions, Detroit, Wilmington, Charlotte; Bruce Lund, Consultant, Magnify Analytic Solutions, Detroit, Wilmington, Charlotte
Keywords: Alternative Lending Credit Risk Model
Pages: 8 Size: 1127 Kb 
tweet!  Identifying the factors responsible for loan defaults and classification of customers using SAS® Enterprise Miner
  Juhi Bhargava, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Prashanth Reddy Musuku, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Keywords: loan default predict classificsation factors
Pages: 13 Size: 462 Kb 
tweet!  Property and Casualty Insurance Predictive Analytics in SAS®
  Mei Najim, Gallagher Bassett Services, Itasca, IL
Pages: 17 Size: 1449 Kb 
tweet!  Discover the golden paths, unique sequences and marvelous associations out of your big data using Link Analysis in SAS® Enterprise Miner TM
  Delali Agbenyegah, Alliance Data Systems, Columbus, OH; Candice Zhang, Alliance Data Systems, Columbus, OH
Keywords: Link Analysis associatiation discovery sequential discovery centrality measures clusters
Pages: 14 Size: 786 Kb 
tweet!  Hybrid recommendation system to provide suggestions based on user reviews
  Ravi Shankar Subramanian, Oklahoma State University; Shanmugavel Gnanasekar, Oklahoma State University
Keywords: Recommender Yelp SAS Content Collaborative JSON
Pages: 10 Size: 626 Kb 
tweet!  Analyzing sentiments in tweets for Tesla Model 3 using SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Sentiment Analysis Studio
  Tejaswi Jha, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Praneeth Guggila , Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Pages: 12 Size: 882 Kb 
tweet!  Assessing the Impact of Communication Channel on Behavior Changes in Energy Efficiency
  Angela Wells, Senior Analyst, Direct Options; Ashlie Ossege, VP Analytic Services, Direct Options
Pages: 14 Size: 682 Kb 
tweet!  An Innovative Method of Customer Clustering
  Brian Borchers, Ph.D., Direct Options Inc. West Chester, OH
Pages: 6 Size: 661 Kb 
tweet!  An Analysis of the Repetitiveness of Lyrics in Predicting a Song’s Popularity
  Drew Doyle, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Keywords: regression
Pages: 12 Size: 982 Kb 
tweet!  Weight of Evidence Coding and Binning of Predictors in Logistic Regression
  Bruce Lund, Independent Consultant, Novi, MI
Keywords: cumulative logit model weight of evidence
Pages: 16 Size: 926 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS® to Generate p-Values with Monte Carlo Simulation
  Brandy R. Sinco, MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Edith Kieffer, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Michael S. Spencer, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Michael Woodford, PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada; Glor
Keywords: multiple comparisons linear model t-test Monte Carlo simulation
Pages: 14 Size: 285 Kb 
tweet!  To be two or not be two, that is a LOGISTIC question
  Robert G. Downer, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Keywords: Downer logistic multinomial prediction classification modeling
Pages: 10 Size: 379 Kb 
tweet!  Is My Model the Best? Methods for Exploring Model Fit
  Deanna N Schreiber-Gregory, National University, Moorhead, MN
Keywords: model fit goodness-of-fit predictive power regression
Pages: 7 Size: 85 Kb 
tweet!  An Introduction to the HPFOREST Procedure and its Options
  Carl Nord, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI; Jacob Keeley, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Keywords: PROC HPFOREST
Pages: 12 Size: 126 Kb 
tweet!  Use Multi-Stage Model to Target the Most Valuable Customers
  Chao Xu, Alliance Data Systems, Columbus, OH; Jing Ren, Alliance Data Systems, Columbus, OH; Hongying Yang, Alliance Data Systems, Columbus, OH
Keywords: Logistic Regression Model Survival Analysis Reengagement Campaign
Pages: 10 Size: 719 Kb 
tweet!  Analyzing the effect of Weather on Uber Ridership
  Snigdha Gutha, Oklahoma State University; Anusha Mamillapalli, Oklahoma State University
Keywords: Forecasting Uber Weather Snigdha
Pages: 11 Size: 710 Kb 
tweet!  A Demonstration of Various Models Used in a Key Driver Analysis
  Steven LaLonde, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Keywords: key driver analysis measures of importance quadrant plot
Pages: 17 Size: 169 Kb 
Best Paper
tweet!  An Animated Guide: Penalized variable selection techniques in SAS® and Quantile Regression
  Russ Lavery, Bryn Mawr, PA; Peter Flom, New York City, NY
Keywords: LASSO LARS Elastic Net Quantile Regression Ridge Regression
Pages: 24 Size: 1797 Kb 
tweet!  An Animated Guide: Deep Neural Networks in SAS® Enterprise Miner
  Russ Lavery, Bryn Mawr, PA
Keywords: Deep Neural Networks Backprop back prop back propagation backwards propagation Neural Networks neural net
Pages: 47 Size: 3147 Kb 
tweet!  The State of Human Trafficking in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area - a Statistical Case Study
  David J Corliss, Peace-Work, Plymouth, MI; Heather M. Hill, Peace-Work, Plymouth, MI
Pages: 8 Size: 1077 Kb 
tweet!  Fixed Item Parameter Calibration with MMLE-EM Using a Fixed Prior in SAS/IML®
  Sung-Hyuck Lee, ACT, Iowa City, IA; Hongwook Suh, ACT, Iowa City, IA
Keywords: Fixed Item parameter calibration
Pages: 7 Size: 69 Kb 
tweet!  Fitting Your Favorite Mixed Models with PROC MCMC
  Fang Chen, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC; Gordon Brown, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC; Maura Stokes, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 27 Size: 549 Kb 
Modeling Longitudinal Categorical Response Data
  Maura Stokes, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
System Architecture and Administration
tweet!  Spawning SAS® Sleeper Cells and Calling Them into Action: Implementing Distributed Parallel Processing in the SAS University Edition Using Commodity Computing To Maximize Performance
  Troy Martin Hughes
Keywords: troymartinhughes@gmail.com
Pages: 17 Size: 239 Kb 
tweet!  Key Tips for SAS® Grid Users
  Venkateswarlu Toluchuri, United Health Group, Hyderabad, India
Pages: 10 Size: 559 Kb 
tweet!  Enterprise Architecture for Analytics Using TOGAF
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