Poll: Do you use SAS specifically in a non-programming / business analysis manner?

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I’m interested in how SAS is used in a non-programming way for a future VIEWS News article. Please help me by answering the poll questions in the following link, if you would answer the following question with Y (Yes):

Do you use SAS specifically in a non-programming / business analysis manner (Y/N)?

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CSVXYJD

Your responses to this poll will be anonymous. No IP addresses will be collected.

Thank you in advance………..Phil

Poll: What stops you registering on this blog site?

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I am curious to know why blog site visitors stop short of actually registering for Free membership, so I thought I’d create a quick poll to find out a little more, as answers to all these concerns are explained on the Home and Privacy Policy pages:

What stops you registering on this blog site? (1 or 2 answers only)

  • Something else, then email phil@hollandnumerics.org.uk (100%, 1 Votes)
  • Will it cost me anything? (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Will it get me a SAS job? (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Can I get answers to SAS programming questions? (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Is there any useful SAS information there? (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Privacy/security concerns (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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I will use the results of the poll to improve the blog site.

Thanks in advance…………….Phil

I’ve changed the site theme. Do you like it?

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I’ve changed the site theme. Do you like it?

I’ve been using the LeftSide theme on this blog site for some time now, but it hasn’t been working as well on phones and tablets recently, so I’ve decided to update the theme to Rebalance. This new theme was designed to adapt more appropriately to desktop, phone and tablet screens, so it should give everyone a better view of my blog.

Do you like the new Rebalance theme compared with the previous LeftSide theme on my blog site? Please answer for every device you use:

  • Desktop: it works better than LeftSide (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Phone: it works better than LeftSide (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Tablet: it works better than LeftSide (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Desktop: it is about the same as LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Desktop: it is worse than LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Phone: it is about the same as LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Phone: it is worse than LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tablet: it is about the same as LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tablet: it is worse than LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Would you like 1/2 day or 1 day SAS training at PharmaSUG China 2020?

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I was considering attending PharmaSUG China at the end of August 2019, but I’ve been told that a seminar held previously in China on SAS programming efficiency had a low attendance, as programmers there are relatively young, so they like to learn techniques on their own, or take classes on topics that they cannot learn from the internet. However, they prefer challenging topics, which are hard to learn on their own.

I have now decided to delay what could be my one and only visit to China until 2020, and use the extra preparation time to find out a little more about what SAS programmers in China would be most interested in.

Therefore, please could you help me by answering this quick poll about the 1/2 day training sessions I currently provide. The answers will guide me to the best package to offer to PharmaSUG China 2020. Links to most of the training courses can be found below the poll.

If you have not yet voted and can view the poll results, but the Vote button is grey, your IP address may already have been used to vote on this poll. This is in fact quite common when viewing blog posts from a company PC, so I would therefore recommend that you try voting using your phone or your home PC instead.

Thank you in advance………..Phil

I'm planning to go to PharmaSUG China in 2020. Which 1/2 day training courses would you be interested in attending there? (max 2)

  • Efficient SAS Programming (28%, 7 Votes)
  • Defensive SAS Programming (24%, 6 Votes)
  • Introduction to ODS Graph Templates (20%, 5 Votes)
  • SAS PROC SQL (12%, 3 Votes)
  • Enterprise Guide and SAS Studio (8%, 2 Votes)
  • Practical ODS Graphics (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Poll: How does your company create graphs?

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ODS Graphics has been around since SAS 9.1.3 (in 2006!), and yet it hasn’t yet taken over the SAS graphics world, even though it could create the vast majority of graphs.

With this in mind I thought I’d create a quick poll to see what is currently being used out there in the real world:

How does your company create graphs?

  • Using SAS/GRAPH and ODS Graphics (40%, 12 Votes)
  • Using ODS Graphics (23%, 7 Votes)
  • Only with non-SAS software (23%, 7 Votes)
  • Using SAS/GRAPH (10%, 3 Votes)
  • Using SAS but not SAS/GRAPH or ODS Graphics (3%, 1 Votes)
  • No graphs are ever created (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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If you think your company ought to be using ODS Graphics more, then download our SAS training course list for free.

If you would like to learn about ODS Graphics yourself, even if your company doesn’t want to pay for a training course for you and your colleagues, then you should read “Part III: Data Visualization” (chapters 9-14) in my book “SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide” instead.

What sort of a SAS user are you?

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In order to target my Blog and Forum entries appropriately for the members here, like all data analysts, I need to collect together some data to analyse. This is why I’ve created the poll below, so I hope you will help me by voting. Note that you will only be able to vote for one option, so please select carefully before voting. There is a [Vote] button above the [View Results] link that may be difficult to see, until your cursor moves over it, in some browsers.

What sort of a SAS user are you?

  • Power User (54%, 21 Votes)
  • Intermediate or Novice Programmer (23%, 9 Votes)
  • Academic User or Student (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Non-programming Data Analyst (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Interface Developer for Enterprise Guide or SAS Studio (3%, 1 Votes)
  • None of these (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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