SAS Certification Prep Guide

Base Programming for SAS9, Fourth Edition

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Author: SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1635264685

Category: Computers

Page: 582

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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.

SAS 9 Study Guide

Preparing for the Base Programming Certification Exam for SAS 9

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Author: Ali Hezaveh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118030615

Category: Study Aids

Page: 235

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A thorough and self-contained treatment for SAS® users preparing for the Base Programming Certification Exam for SAS® 9—complete with explanations, tips, and practice exam questions SAS® 9 Study Guide is designed to help users of SAS® 9 become familiar with the fine points of the software as well as develop solid study strategies that will shorten preparation time and ensure successful exam results. The following five study topics are addressed with a focused chapter devoted to each: accessing data; creating data structures; managing data; generating reports; and handling errors. SAS® 9 Study Guide provides both a conceptual and practical approach to each of these areas with detailed explanations followed by examples. Each chapter presents concepts, processes, and applications in a clear, step-by-step format along with detailed explanations and examples. Individual chapters also contain: A Two-Minute Drill that provides a checklist of key points for review An Assessment Exam, which challenges readers to provide short answers detailingthe chapter's coverage of SAS® 9 A Practice Exam, which reinforces content and familiarizes readers with the structure ofthe actual Base Programming Certification Exam Written by a practicing SAS® Certified Professional, this book is an intensive, but accessible, review for preparing for the Base Programming Certification Exam for SAS® 9 and can also serve as a practical reference tool for established certified professionals who would like to further their knowledge of SAS® 9.

The Little SAS Book

A Primer, Fifth Edition

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Author: Lora D. Delwiche,Susan J. Slaughter

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612904009

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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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.

Learning SAS by Example

A Programmer's Guide, Second Edition

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Author: Ron Cody

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1635266564

Category: Computers

Page: 536

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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.

SAS Programming 1

Essentials Course Notes

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Author: SAS Publishing

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 9781607641940

Category: SAS (Computer file)

Page: N.A

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Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R, Second Edition

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Author: Owen Jones,Robert Maillardet,Andrew Robinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466570016

Category: Mathematics

Page: 606

View: 6317

Learn How to Program Stochastic Models Highly recommended, the best-selling first edition of Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R was lauded as an excellent, easy-to-read introduction with extensive examples and exercises. This second edition continues to introduce scientific programming and stochastic modelling in a clear, practical, and thorough way. Readers learn programming by experimenting with the provided R code and data. The book’s four parts teach: Core knowledge of R and programming concepts How to think about mathematics from a numerical point of view, including the application of these concepts to root finding, numerical integration, and optimisation Essentials of probability, random variables, and expectation required to understand simulation Stochastic modelling and simulation, including random number generation and Monte Carlo integration In a new chapter on systems of ordinary differential equations (ODEs), the authors cover the Euler, midpoint, and fourth-order Runge-Kutta (RK4) schemes for solving systems of first-order ODEs. They compare the numerical efficiency of the different schemes experimentally and show how to improve the RK4 scheme by using an adaptive step size. Another new chapter focuses on both discrete- and continuous-time Markov chains. It describes transition and rate matrices, classification of states, limiting behaviour, Kolmogorov forward and backward equations, finite absorbing chains, and expected hitting times. It also presents methods for simulating discrete- and continuous-time chains as well as techniques for defining the state space, including lumping states and supplementary variables. Building readers’ statistical intuition, Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R, Second Edition shows how to turn algorithms into code. It is designed for those who want to make tools, not just use them. The code and data are available for download from CRAN.

SAS Functions by Example, Second Edition

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Author: Ron Cody, EdD

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 9781607643647

Category: Mathematics

Page: 472

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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.

Exercises and Projects for The Little SAS Book, Fifth Edition

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Author: Rebecca A. Ottesen,Lora D. Delwiche,Susan J. Slaughter

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629598054

Category: Mathematics

Page: 148

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Challenge and improve your SAS skills through thought-provoking questions, exercises, and projects. Each chapter in Exercises and Projects for The Little SAS Book is matched to a chapter in The Little SAS Book, Fifth Edition. This hands-on workbook is designed to hone your SAS skills whether you are a student or a professional. This book covers DATA step programming, report writing, statistical and graphical procedures, the Output Delivery System, macros, and more; contains a mixture of multiple-choice questions, open-ended discussion topics, and programming exercises with selected answers and hints; and includes comprehensive programming projects that are designed to encourage self-study and to test the skills developed by The Little SAS Book. --

Big Data Imperatives

Enterprise Big Data Warehouse, BI Implementations and Analytics

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Author: Soumendra Mohanty,Madhu Jagadeesh,Harsha Srivatsa

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430248734

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Big Data Imperatives, focuses on resolving the key questions on everyone’s mind: Which data matters? Do you have enough data volume to justify the usage? How you want to process this amount of data? How long do you really need to keep it active for your analysis, marketing, and BI applications? Big data is emerging from the realm of one-off projects to mainstream business adoption; however, the real value of big data is not in the overwhelming size of it, but more in its effective use. This book addresses the following big data characteristics: Very large, distributed aggregations of loosely structured data – often incomplete and inaccessible Petabytes/Exabytes of data Millions/billions of people providing/contributing to the context behind the data Flat schema's with few complex interrelationships Involves time-stamped events Made up of incomplete data Includes connections between data elements that must be probabilistically inferred Big Data Imperatives explains 'what big data can do'. It can batch process millions and billions of records both unstructured and structured much faster and cheaper. Big data analytics provide a platform to merge all analysis which enables data analysis to be more accurate, well-rounded, reliable and focused on a specific business capability. Big Data Imperatives describes the complementary nature of traditional data warehouses and big-data analytics platforms and how they feed each other. This book aims to bring the big data and analytics realms together with a greater focus on architectures that leverage the scale and power of big data and the ability to integrate and apply analytics principles to data which earlier was not accessible. This book can also be used as a handbook for practitioners; helping them on methodology,technical architecture, analytics techniques and best practices. At the same time, this book intends to hold the interest of those new to big data and analytics by giving them a deep insight into the realm of big data.

In the Know...SAS(R) Tips and Techniques From Around the Globe, Second Edition

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Author: Phil Mason

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629598364

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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You'll gain a world of knowledge through Phil Mason's inventive tips and techniques. Updated and expanded to cover the breadth of functionality offered in SAS 8 and SAS 9, In the Know...SAS Tips and Techniques From Around the Globe, Second Edition, is packed with timeless classics and plenty of new material addressing such popular topics as the DATA step, SQL, macros, functions, ODS, and much more. Each tip is presented in a self-contained format that is both informative and easy to use. Every chapter contains a collection of related tips with frequent use of code and log examples to help improve productivity. Users of all levels will discover how to save time and effort by incorporating the wisdom found in these practical tips.

CISSP Practice Exams, Second Edition

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Author: Shon Harris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007179235X

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Written by the #1 name in IT security certification training, fully revised for the latest exam release, and featuring 750+ practice questions plus 24 hours of audio lectures CISSP Practice Exams, Second Edition is the ideal companion to Shon Harris’ bestselling CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide. Well-regarded for her engaging and informative style, Shon Harris is renowned as an IT security certification expert. Designed as an exam-focused study-self aid and resource, CISSP Practice Exams, Second Edition provides 100% coverage of the 10 exam domains. Organized by these domains, the book allows you to focus on specific topics and tailor your study to your areas of expertise and weakness. To further aid in study and retention, each question in the book is accompanied by in-depth answer explanations for the correct and incorrect answer choices. Each chapter contains 25+ practice questions with an additional 500 practice questions hosted in a web-based environment. As an added bonus, you’ll get access to 24 hours of audio lectures featuring Harris conducting intensive review sessions. (Terms and conditions apply.) Complete, authoritative coverage of the CISSP exam Information Security Governance and Risk Management; Access Control; Security Architecture and Design; Physical (Environmental) Security; Telecommunications and Networking Security; Cryptography; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning; Legal, Regulations, Investigations, and Compliance; Software Development Security; Operations Security

SAS For Dummies

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Author: Stephen McDaniel,Chris Hemedinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044018

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Created in partnership with SAS, this book explores SAS, a business intelligence software that can be used in any business setting or enterprise for data delivery, reporting, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more SAS employee and technologist Stephen McDaniel combines real-world expertise and a friendly writing style to introduce readers to SAS basics Covers crucial topics such as getting various types of data into the software, producing reports, working with the data, basic SAS programming, macros, and working with SAS and databases

Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK - Fourth Edition

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Author: Adam Gordon

Publisher: (ISC)2 Press

ISBN: 1939572061

Category: Computers

Page: 1200

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As an information security professional, it is essential to stay current on the latest advances in technology and the effluence of security threats. Candidates for the CISSP® certification need to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®), along with the ability to apply this indepth knowledge to daily practices. Recognized as one of the best tools available for security professionals, specifically for the candidate who is striving to become a CISSP, the Official (ISC)²® Guide to the CISSP® CBK®, Fourth Edition is both up-to-date and relevant. Reflecting the significant changes in the CISSP CBK, this book provides a comprehensive guide to the eight domains. Numerous illustrated examples and practical exercises are included in this book to demonstrate concepts and real-life scenarios. Endorsed by (ISC)² and compiled and reviewed by CISSPs and industry luminaries around the world, this textbook provides unrivaled preparation for the certification exam and is a reference that will serve you well into your career. Earning your CISSP is a respected achievement that validates your knowledge, skills, and experience in building and managing the security posture of your organization and provides you with membership to an elite network of professionals worldwide.

Qt5 Python GUI Programming Cookbook

Building responsive and powerful cross-platform applications with PyQt

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Author: B.M. Harwani

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788830466

Category: Computers

Page: 462

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Over 60 recipes to help you design interactive, smart, and cross-platform GUI applications Key Features Get succinct QT solutions to pressing GUI programming problems in Python Learn how to effectively implement reactive programming Build customized applications that are robust and reliable Book Description PyQt is one of the best cross-platform interface toolkits currently available; it's stable, mature, and completely native. If you want control over all aspects of UI elements, PyQt is what you need. This book will guide you through every concept necessary to create fully functional GUI applications using PyQt, with only a few lines of code. As you expand your GUI using more widgets, you will cover networks, databases, and graphical libraries that greatly enhance its functionality. Next, the book guides you in using Qt Designer to design user interfaces and implementing and testing dialogs, events, the clipboard, and drag and drop functionality to customize your GUI. You will learn a variety of topics, such as look and feel customization, GUI animation, graphics rendering, implementing Google Maps, and more. Lastly, the book takes you through how Qt5 can help you to create cross-platform apps that are compatible with Android and iOS. You will be able to develop functional and appealing software using PyQt through interesting and fun recipes that will expand your knowledge of GUIs What you will learn Use basic Qt components, such as a radio button, combo box, and sliders Use QSpinBox and sliders to handle different signals generated on mouse clicks Work with different Qt layouts to meet user interface requirements Create custom widgets and set up customizations in your GUI Perform asynchronous I/O operations and thread handling in the Python GUI Employ network concepts, internet browsing, and Google Maps in UI Use graphics rendering and implement animation in your GUI Make your GUI application compatible with Android and iOS devices Who this book is for If you’re an intermediate Python programmer wishing to enhance your coding skills by writing powerful GUIs in Python using PyQT, this is the book for you.

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide

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Author: Dory Willer,William H. Truesdell,William D. Kelly

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259583430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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Take the SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams with complete confidence This integrated exam preparation system delivers 100% coverage of all topics for both the SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams. To aid in self-study, each chapter includes Exam Tips that highlight key information, summaries that reinforce salient points, and end-of-chapter questions that are accurate to the content and format of the real tests. Fulfilling the promise of the All-in-One series, this comprehensive reference serves as a study tool AND a valuable on-the-job reference that will serve HR professionals well beyond the exams. SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide features real-world examples and sidebars that offer insight and call out potentially harmful situations. • Written by a team of HR professionals and experienced educators • Features full coverage of all functional areas within the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge (BoCK) Electronic content includes: • Test engine that provides full-length SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP practice exams as well as customized quizzes by exam topic

Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language, Third Edition

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Author: Art Carpenter

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 162960237X

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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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.

A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming

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Author: John Hunt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319757717

Category: Computers

Page: 531

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Scala is now an established programming language developed by Martin Oderskey and his team at the EPFL. The name Scala is derived from Sca(lable) La(nguage). Scala is a multi-paradigm language, incorporating object oriented approaches with functional programming. Although some familiarity with standard computing concepts is assumed (such as the idea of compiling a program and executing this compiled from etc.) and with basic procedural language concepts (such as variables and allocation of values to these variables) the early chapters of the book do not assume any familiarity with object orientation nor with functional programming These chapters also step through other concepts with which the reader may not be familiar (such as list processing). From this background, the book provides a practical introduction to both object and functional approaches using Scala. These concepts are introduced through practical experience taking the reader beyond the level of the language syntax to the philosophy and practice of object oriented development and functional programming. Students and those actively involved in the software industry will find this comprehensive introduction to Scala invaluable.

Developing Credit Risk Models Using SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS/STAT

Theory and Applications

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Author: Iain L. J. Brown, Ph.D

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629594865

Category: Mathematics

Page: 174

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Combine complex concepts facing the financial sector with the software toolsets available to analysts. The credit decisions you make are dependent on the data, models, and tools that you use to determine them. Developing Credit Risk Models Using SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS/STAT: Theory and Applications combines both theoretical explanation and practical applications to define as well as demonstrate how you can build credit risk models using SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS/STAT and apply them into practice. The ultimate goal of credit risk is to reduce losses through better and more reliable credit decisions that can be developed and deployed quickly. In this example-driven book, Dr. Brown breaks down the required modeling steps and details how this would be achieved through the implementation of SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS/STAT. Users will solve real-world risk problems as well as comprehensively walk through model development while addressing key concepts in credit risk modeling. The book is aimed at credit risk analysts in retail banking, but its applications apply to risk modeling outside of the retail banking sphere. Those who would benefit from this book include credit risk analysts and managers alike, as well as analysts working in fraud, Basel compliancy, and marketing analytics. It is targeted for intermediate users with a specific business focus and some programming background is required. Efficient and effective management of the entire credit risk model lifecycle process enables you to make better credit decisions. Developing Credit Risk Models Using SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS/STAT: Theory and Applications demonstrates how practitioners can more accurately develop credit risk models as well as implement them in a timely fashion. This book is part of the SAS Press Program.

SAS Programming by Example

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Author: Ronald P. Cody,Ray Pass,SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Press

ISBN: 9781555446819

Category: Computers

Page: 337

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Develop and fine-tune your programming skills the easy way--by example! For beginning or intermediate users, this book serves as a guide, using a series of annotated examples, through basic tasks to more complex ones. Problems and solutions are provided to help you make the most of the programming tools available in Base SAS software. Conversational in tone, the book is useful both as a tutorial for learning programming and as a convenient quick-reference filled with tips and strategies for solving your programming problems. Among the clearly explained examples are models that show you how to build SAS data sets, use SAS functions for data translation, program more efficiently, relate information from multiple sources, and chart and plot data. You will also learn to work with SAS date values, produce descriptive and summary statistics, and write reports.

Waking Up With the Duke

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Author: Lorraine Heath

Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 9780062022455

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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They are masters of seduction, London's greatest lovers . . . Renowned for his bedchamber prowess, Ransom Seymour, the Duke of Ainsley, owes a debt to a friend. But the payment expected is most shocking, even to an unrepentant rake—for he's being asked to provide his friend's exquisite wife with what she most dearly covets: a child. Living for pleasure, they will give their hearts to no one . . . Lady Jayne Seymour, Marchioness of Walfort, is furious that such a scandalous agreement would be made. If she acquiesces, there must be rules: no kissing . . . and, certainly, no pleasure. Until love takes them by surprise. But unexpected things occur with the surprisingly tender duke—especially once Lady Jayne discovers the rogue can make her dream again . . . and Ransom realizes he's found the one woman he truly cannot live without.