Handbook of SAS DATA Step Programming

Author: Arthur Li
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466552395
Format: PDF, Kindle
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To write an accomplished program in the DATA step of SAS®, programmers must understand programming logic and know how to implement and even create their own programming algorithm. Handbook of SAS® DATA Step Programming shows readers how best to manage and manipulate data by using the DATA step. The book helps novices avoid common mistakes resulting from a lack of understanding fundamental and unique SAS programming concepts. It explains that learning syntax does not solve all problems; rather, a thorough comprehension of SAS processing is needed for successful programming. The author also guides readers through a programming task. In most of the examples, the author first presents strategies and steps for solving the problem, then offers a solution, and finally gives a more detailed explanation of the solution. Understanding the DATA steps, particularly the program data vector (PDV), is critical to proper data manipulation and management in SAS. This book helps SAS programmers thoroughly grasp the concept of DATA step processing and write accurate programs in the DATA step. Numerous supporting materials, including data sets and programs used in the text, are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

Debugging SAS Programs

Author: Michele M. Burlew
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 9781580259279
Format: PDF, Docs
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This "go-to" guide helps users solve the most common problems that occur in the SAS DATA step, in Base SAS PROCs, and in SAS macro code. The author covers a broad range of programming problems, including how to read the SAS log; how to interpret error, note, and warning messages; and how to solve problems that might occur in the DATA step, Base SAS PROC steps, and SAS macros.

Learning SAS by Example

Author: Ron Cody
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1635266564
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn to program SAS by example! Learning SAS by Example, A Programmer’s Guide, Second Edition, teaches SAS programming from very basic concepts to more advanced topics. Because most programmers prefer examples rather than reference-type syntax, this book uses short examples to explain each topic. The second edition has brought this classic book on SAS programming up to the latest SAS version, with new chapters that cover topics such as PROC SGPLOT and Perl regular expressions. This book belongs on the shelf (or e-book reader) of anyone who programs in SAS, from those with little programming experience who want to learn SAS to intermediate and even advanced SAS programmers who want to learn new techniques or identify new ways to accomplish existing tasks. In an instructive and conversational tone, author Ron Cody clearly explains each programming technique and then illustrates it with one or more real-life examples, followed by a detailed description of how the program works. The text is divided into four major sections: Getting Started, DATA Step Processing, Presenting and Summarizing Your Data, and Advanced Topics. Subjects addressed include Reading data from external sources Learning details of DATA step programming Subsetting and combining SAS data sets Understanding SAS functions and working with arrays Creating reports with PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATE Getting started with the SAS macro language Leveraging PROC SQL Generating high-quality graphics Using advanced features of user-defined formats and informats Restructuring SAS data sets Working with multiple observations per subject Getting started with Perl regular expressions You can test your knowledge and hone your skills by solving the problems at the end of each chapter.

Longitudinal Data and SAS

Author: Ron Cody
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 9781590474297
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Working with longitudinal data introduces a unique set of challenges. Once you've mastered the art of performing calculations within a single observation of a data set, you're faced with the task of performing calculations or making comparisons between observations. It's easy to look backward in data sets, but how do you look forward and across observations? Ron Cody provides straightforward answers to these and other questions. Longitudinal Data and SAS details useful techniques for conducting operations between observations in a SAS data set. For quick reference, the book is conveniently organized to cover tools-an introduction to powerful SAS programming techniques for longitudinal data; case studies-a variety of illuminating examples that use Ron's techniques; and macros-detailed descriptions of helpful longitudinal data macros. Beginning to intermediate SAS users will appreciate this book's informative, easy-to-comprehend style. And users who frequently process longitudinal data will learn to make the most of their analyses by following Ron's methodologies.

Carpenter s Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques

Author: Art Carpenter
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1612902022
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Carpenter's Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques offers advanced SAS programmers an all-in-one programming reference that includes advanced topics not easily found outside the depths of SAS documentation or more advanced training classes. Art Carpenter has written fifteen chapters of advanced tips and techniques, including topics on data summary, data analysis, and data reporting. Special emphasis is placed on DATA step techniques that solve complex data problems. There are numerous examples that illustrate advanced techniques that take advantage of formats, interface with the macro language, and utilize the Output Delivery System. Additional topics include operating system interfaces, table lookup techniques, and the creation of customized reports.

SAS Certification Prep Guide

Author: SAS Institute
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1635264685
Format: PDF, Docs
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Prepare for the SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 exam with the official guide by the SAS Global Certification Program. New and experienced SAS users who want to prepare for the SAS Base Programming for SAS 9 exam will find this guide to be an invaluable, convenient, and comprehensive resource that covers all of the objectives tested on the exam. Now in its fourth edition, the guide has been extensively updated, and revised to streamline explanations. Major topics include importing and exporting raw data files, creating and modifying SAS data sets, and identifying and correcting data syntax and programming logic errors. The chapter quizzes have been thoroughly updated and full solutions are included at the back of the book. In addition, links are provided to the exam objectives, practice exams, and other helpful resources, such as the updated Base SAS glossary and an expanded collection of practice data sets. Content updates are available here.

The Little SAS Book A Primer Fifth Edition

Author: Lora D. Delwiche
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1612904009
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A classic that just keeps getting better, The Little SAS Book is essential for anyone learning SAS programming. Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter offer a user-friendly approach so readers can quickly and easily learn the most commonly used features of the SAS language. Each topic is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples and graphics. The fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect the new default output introduced with SAS 9.3. In addition, there is a now a full chapter devoted to ODS Graphics including the SGPLOT and SGPANEL procedures. Other changes include expanded coverage of linguistic sorting and a new section on concatenating macro variables with other text. This book is a great tool for users of SAS 9.4 as well. This title belongs on every SAS programmer's bookshelf. It's a resource not just to get you started, but one you'll return to as you continue to improve your programming skills. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Step by Step Programming with Base SAS Software

Author: SAS Institute
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1590471016
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Examples galore guide you in this invaluable how-to guide for basic programming with base SAS software With this task-oriented guide, you will learn, step-by-step, how to use DATA step programming and base SAS procedures to perform common tasks in your daily use of SAS software. By following examples, you will master basic programming techniques; learn methods for combining SAS data sets; produce basic detailed and summary reports; and enhance your reports with the Output Delivery System, including transforming your SAS output into HTML or RTF formats and PDF files. This book is designed for new users who have an introductory-level knowledge of SAS software and for intermediate users who want help with specific tasks or to learn new ones. Written in a succinct and conversational tone, this book has something for every SAS programmer.

Practical and Efficient SAS Programming

Author: Martha Messineo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635262230
Format: PDF
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"Learn to write SAS programs quickly and efficently. Programming in SAS is flexible, but it can also be overwhelming. Many novice and experienced programmers learn how to write programs that use the DATA step and macros, but they often don't realize that a simpler or better way can achieve the same results. In a user-friendly tutorial style, Practical and Efficent SAS Programming: The Insider's Guide provides general SAS programing tips that use the tools available in Base SAS, including the DATA step, the SAS macro facility, and SQL." --