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Dream a little dream of IT

I have to learn the statistics package SAS for my new job. After a week of intensive daily study, I even find myself dreaming about it. I know, not a promising topic for a post, but in this dream I roamed my new workplace while the disembodied voice of a serial killer taunted me with my inability to arrange his dismembered victims into data sets consisting of one corpse per row, and tricked me into making syntax errors that overwrote vital evidence. Cheers, subconscious...

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tinyjo
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
Your subconcious is a worrying place!
oxfordhacker
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
It's worse: the serial killer's voice was my own.
tinyjo
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
You're going to make me nervous at night now!
oxfordhacker
Sep. 25th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Nervous at night, eh?
data tinyjo;
  set=tinyjo;
  if hour(time()) <= 10 | hour(time()) >= 22 then IsNervous = "N";
run;

Problem solved.
tinyjo
Sep. 25th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Nervous at night, eh?
Why thank you - very SASsy :)
vinaigrettegirl
Sep. 25th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
I had to learn SAS to do the stats for my doctorate. Believe me, on this, if nothing else ever: if I could do it, you can.

Come to think of it, it did make me have thoughts of becoming a serial killer, though. Hm.
oxfordhacker
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Clearly, concerns about the corrupting influence of games like Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt would be better directed towards SAS.

I shall write to my MP.
Well, perhaps not, but I'll call You and Yours.
Oh, OK, I'll just shoehorn a comment about this into the current Have Your Say, then complain if it gets moderated.
Ah sod it, I'll just read some more spEak You’re bRanes.
vinaigrettegirl
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Morning, Colonel!
shepline
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the plot of Terry Gilliam film to me!
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