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SAS Functions Book

SAS Functions Book

Over the years, we've been building up our comic-style SAS function one-page guides, drip-feeding them to you.  Well, guess what?!  We put them all together and made a book so they're all in the one place, to make referencing them easier for you. Thank you...

The best lockdown baking recipes

The best lockdown baking recipes

The nation has been hit by a baking craze!  Lockdown gave some of us more time to do some of the simple things in life, like baking, and, if you were lucky enough to get flour and yeast you could create some delicious treats! I've always enjoyed baking, so loved...

Being social while social distancing

Being social while social distancing

The world has been social distancing for some time now, and will be for a bit longer, depending where you live. To help put off or at least mitigate going stir crazy I thought I would share what I have been doing to keep up some sort of social life.   Before the lock...

Our How To blogs

Our How To blogs

We do cool sh!t with data and over the years we have shared a lot of blogs to help you do cool sh!t with data too.  If you want to jump right in and see if we have something that piques your interest here are all our how to blogs.  If you...

1080 By The Numbers

1080 By The Numbers

If you have lived in New Zealand for long enough, I am sure you would have heard of the poison 1080, used by the Department of Conservation (DOC) as a form of pest control. 1080 can be used in bait stations or by airdrop, which is used for many of the remote and hard...

Keeping your brain busy while in lock down

Keeping your brain busy while in lock down

Many places all over the world are currently in self-isolation mode in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In New Zealand, lock down started on Thursday March 26, which means that some people are able to work from home. At OptimalBI, we are working from home and on the...

How To Intnx With SAS

How To Intnx With SAS

We like making life a little bit easier here at OptimalBI and one of the ways we have found to do that is by making quick how to guides. The standard text bullet point style guides isn’t what we do, we do cool sh!t. Below is a guide we have on the SAS function INTNX....