PROC SQL Beyond the Basics Using SAS Second Edition

Author: Kirk Paul Lafler
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1612907342
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Kirk Lafler's PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Second Edition, offers a step-by-step example-driven guide that helps readers master the language of PROC SQL. Packed with analysis and examples illustrating an assortment of PROC SQL options, statements, and clauses, this book can be approached in a number of ways. Users can read it cover-to-cover or selectively by chapter; they can use the extensive index to find content of interest or refer to the helpful "Summary" that precede each chapter to look for help on a specific topic. The second edition explores new and powerful features in SAS 9.3, and includes such topics as adding data to a table with a SET clause; bulk loading data from Microsoft Excel; distinguishing between DATA step merges and PROC SQL joins; rules for designing indexes; cardinality and index selectivity; and demystifying join algorithms. It also features an expanded discussion of CASE expressions, and new sections on complex query applications, and grouping and performance. Delving into the workings of PROC SQL with greater analysis and discussion, PROC SQL: Beyond the Basic Using SAS, Second Edition, examines a broad range of topics and provides greater detail about this powerful database language using discussion and numerous real-world examples. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Handbook of SAS DATA Step Programming

Author: Arthur Li
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466552388
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Carpenter s Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language Third Edition

Author: Art Carpenter
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 162960237X
Format: PDF, Docs
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For SAS programmers or analysts who need to generalize their programs or improve programming efficiency, Art Carpenter thoroughly updates his highly successful second edition of Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language with an extensive collection of new macro language techniques and examples. Addressing the composition and operation of the SAS macro facility and the SAS macro language, this third edition offers nearly 400 ready-to-use macros, macro functions, and macro tools that enable you to convert SAS code to macros, define macro variables, and more! Users with a basic understanding of Base SAS who are new to the SAS macro language will find more detail, utilities, and references to additional learning opportunities; advanced macro language programmers who need help with data-driven macros and dynamic application development will find greatly expanded treatment of these topics. This revised and enlarged edition includes the following topics: New and expanded introduction to the macro language Functions, automatic macro variables, and macro statements new to the macro language Expanded macro language tools that interface with the operating system Expanded data-driven methodologies used to build dynamic applications Expanded discussion of list processing, with four alternative approaches presented Additional file and data management examples Expanded discussion of CALL EXECUTE and DOSUBL New discussion of using the macro language on remote servers Expanded discussion and examples of macro quoting Far beyond a reference manual issued from an “ivory tower,” this book is pragmatic and example-driven: Yes, you will find syntax examples; yes, the code is explained. But the focus of this book is on actual code used to solve real-world business problems. In fact, an entire appendix is dedicated to listing the nearly 70 classes of problems that are solved by programs covered in this edition. Discussion of the examples elucidates the pros and cons of the particular solution and often suggests alternative approaches. Therefore, this book provides you both a compendium of reusable and adaptable code, and opportunities for deepening your understanding and growing as a SAS programmer.

SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy

Author: Michele M. Burlew
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1612900984
Format: PDF
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Hash objects, an efficient look-up tool in the SAS DATA step, are object-oriented programming structures that function differently from traditional SAS language statements. Michele Burlew's SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy shows readers how to use these powerful features, which they can program to quickly look up and manage data and to conserve computing resources. SAS provides various look-up techniques, and hash objects are among the newest, so therefore many users may not have yet used them. Because the examples presented vary in complexity, SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy is useful to SAS users of all experience levels, from novice programmer to advanced programmer. Novice programmers can adapt some of the simpler hash programming techniques as they develop their SAS programming skills. This book helps more experienced programmers learn how to take advantage of hash object programming by comparing traditional processing techniques to those that use hash objects. Additionally, users from diverse fields with different requirements can adapt the examples in SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy to fit their unique situations. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

The Little SAS Book A Primer Fifth Edition

Author: Lora D. Delwiche
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1612904009
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

SAS Functions by Example Second Edition

Author: Ron Cody, EdD
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 9781607643647
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fully updated for SAS 9.2, Ron Cody's SAS Functions by Example, Second Edition, is a must-have reference for anyone who programs in Base SAS. With the addition of functions new to SAS 9.2, this comprehensive reference manual now includes more than 200 functions, including new character, date and time, distance, probability, sort, and special functions. This new edition also contains more examples for existing functions and more details concerning optional arguments. Like the first edition, the new edition also includes a list of SAS programs, an alphabetic list of all the functions in the book, and a comprehensive index of functions and tasks. Beginning and experienced SAS users will benefit from this useful reference guide to SAS functions. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Administrative Healthcare Data

Author: Craig Dickstein
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1629593818
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides a concise yet complete foundational knowledge of the business of healthcare. Administrative Healthcare Data: A Guide to Its Origin, Content, and Application Using SAS explains the source and content of administrative healthcare data, which is the product of financial reimbursement for healthcare services. The book integrates the business knowledge of healthcare data with practical and pertinent case studies as shown in SAS Enterprise Guide. The book's blend of SAS programming and industry knowledge is unique. It illustrates concepts of administrative healthcare data with actual healthcare case studies. All applications are created with SAS Enterprise Guide or Base SAS and can be taken straight from the book and put to use immediately. Central topics addressed include key players in the healthcare industry and the roles they play; claim submission mechanisms used by different providers; medical claim content, both pre- and post-adjudication. Written for healthcare analysts regardless of their level of proficiency with SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS programming, or healthcare industry knowledge, Administrative Healthcare Data is a must-read for analysts new to the industry and a great review for experienced healthcare analysts. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Google Search Complete

Author: Kirk Paul Lafler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692285169
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Google Search Complete! will help you become an Internet search pro quickly and easily! As the premier search tool on the Internet today, Google(r) search is used to find practically anything on the web, and in almost any form. Filled with useful tips, techniques and shortcuts, Google Search Complete! provides insights into how Google search works and illustrates numerous examples to find websites, people, businesses, articles of interest, reference works, information tools, directories, PDFs, images, current news stories, user and professional groups, and other content.

Learning SAS in the Computer Lab

Author: Rebecca Elliott
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495559687
Format: PDF
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LEARNING SAS IN THE COMPUTER LAB, 3RD EDITION, gets students up and running quickly with SAS. Explaining concepts and commands in clear steps, the authors provide SAS basics so students can successfully apply computing techniques to all types of statistics problems and acquire an appreciation of data analysis. This brief, affordable manual also ensures that students learn enough about programming with SAS to be able to find their way around the many SAS reference manuals that they will use in their professional activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.