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This page contains interesting papers we collected throught the Web and are used for our coaching preparations and our specific consultancy activities. Download them for free and read them where you want!!!

Publication list

SAS Viya exploration

This paper is a free course in 78 pages on the SAS programming language under SAS Viya. Main topics are :SAS Viya Deployment, Foundational Programming in SAS Viya, Statistical Programming in SAS Viya and Data Management in SAS Viya.

SAS Viya for Python Users

This paper talkes about the SWAT, The SAS Scripting Wrapper for Analytics Transfer, a package developed by SAS to allow the Python interface to access the SAS Viya platform.

SAS Viya programming introduction

If you are familiar with SAS programming and technology and discover SAS Viya, then this paper is just for you. This document gives you SAS Viya definition and couple of screenshots. Moreover, it explain which SAS code you have to use to create a CAS Session, a CAS library, load data to the CAS library (etc) Finaly, it explains the main changes and new options between syntax in 9.4 and Viya (data step, formats, DS2 (etc)) Some useful examples are also indicated.

SAS 9,4 and SAS Viya: functional comparison

This paper is a technical paper explaining the main differences between SAS 9,4 M6 and SAS Viya 3.4.

Discovering SAS Viya

This free E-book is a collection of papers talking all about SAS Viya but from different point of view: Administrative view , Data Mining, Exploration, Maching learning, predictive modeling, data step, VA, open source integration (etc)

How to Build a Recommendation Engine Using SAS Viya

This 15 pages paper is interesting for 3 points: first it talk about factorization machines, second it gives you an end-to-end example on an analytical project from the creation of the model to the call using RESTful Api and third it shows you one more example of interaction of Python into SAS.

Come On, Baby, Light my SAS Viya: Programming for CAS

You already know the SAS programming language in V9 and want to code in Viya? This paper is made for you and contains everything needed to load and interact with data of CAS from SAS Studio

Is Your Data Viable? Preparing Your Data for SAS Visual Analytics 8.2

This paper guides you through the enhancements in data preparation with SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 (on Viya) and demonstrates valuable tips for reducing runtimes of your data preparation tasks

Let s Start Something New! A Beginner s Guide to Programming in the SAS Cloud Analytic Services Environment

This document explain from stratch everything you have to know when you use SAS Viya for the first time: it provied a complete example of programming in the CAS environment.The discussion also covers other details that you need in order to start programming in CAS, including everything from loading files into CAS to manipulating the data with the SAS DATA step. The paper also discusses the CAS and CASUTIL procedures.

Using Python with SAS Cloud Analytic Services (CAS)

This paper is a gentle introduction to using Python to access analytics from CAS. We begin with information on how to obtain the Python client and install it. We then show you how to connect to an existing CAS server and run actions. With those basics out of the way, we move on to more interesting subjects like loading data, performing simple analytics, and basic visualizations. We also demonstrate how to operate on tables in CAS using the popular Pandas DataFrame API. Finally, we cover some bas

progamming with sas viya

This paper is coming from the Global Forum 2020 and talk in 18 pages on programming with SAS Viya.

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