SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Third Edition

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Author: Michele M. Burlew

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629591513

Category: Mathematics

Page: 386

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This book provides beginners with a thorough foundation in SAS macro programming. The macro facility is a popular part of SAS. Macro programming is a required skill for many SAS programming jobs, and the SAS Advanced Programming Certification Exam tests macro processing concepts. Whether you're looking to become certified, land a job, or increase your skills, you'll benefit from SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Third Edition. By following Michele Burlew's examples and step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to rapidly perform repetitive programming tasks, to pass information between programming steps more easily, and to make your programming easier to read. Updated for SAS 9.4, this book teaches you the elements of the macro facility (macro variables, macro programs, macro language), how to write a macro program, techniques for macro programming, tips on using the macro facility, how the macro facility fits into SAS, and about the interfaces between the macro facility and other components of SAS. Beginning macro programmers will learn to write SAS macro programs quickly and efficiently. More experienced programmers will find this book useful to refresh their conceptual knowledge and expand on their macro programming skills. Ultimately, any user interested in automating their programs—including analysts, programmers, and report writers—will find Michele Burlew's book an excellent tutorial. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

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.

SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy

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Author: Michele M. Burlew

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612900984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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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.

PROC SQL

Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Third Edition

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Author: Kirk Paul Lafler

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1635266815

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS®, Third Edition, is 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 not only covers all the basics, but it also offers extensive guidance on complex topics such as set operators and correlated subqueries. Programmers at all levels will appreciate Kirk Lafler’s easy-to-follow examples, clear explanations, and handy tips to extend their knowledge of PROC SQL. This third edition explores new and powerful features in SAS® 9.4, including topics such as: IFC and IFN functions nearest neighbor processing the HAVING clause indexes It also features two completely new chapters on fuzzy matching and data-driven programming. Delving into the workings of PROC SQL with greater analysis and discussion, PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS®, Third Edition, explores this powerful database language using discussion and numerous real-world examples.

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.

Output Delivery System

The Basics and Beyond

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Author: Lauren E. Haworth,Cynthia L. Zender,Michele M. Burlew

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1607643839

Category: Computers

Page: 636

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Incorporating broad coverage of the best ODS features in one book, Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond goes beyond Lauren Haworth's original ODS text to demonstrate the many new and enhanced features of ODS and SAS 9.2. With SAS 9.2, ODS provides a myriad of choices for reporting and displaying analytical results with a greater variety of formatting selections and output destinations. As experienced SAS users, Lauren E. Haworth, Cynthia L. Zender, and Michele M. Burlew know how important it is to be able to produce customized output in different formats to meet the needs of clients. Geared toward all levels of SAS users, Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond is an example-driven book that presents each of the wide array of ODS techniques in an easy-to-use, two-page layout, with the text and code on one page and the resulting output on the facing page. The book begins with basic syntax and progresses to more complex techniques and custom styles. You will learn to take basic SAS output and transform it into an HTML page, a word-processor-friendly RTF file, or printer-friendly PDF output. You'll learn how to generate a table of contents page for RTF and PDF files, generate bookmarks for PDF files, and generate custom page numbering for those destinations. You will also learn the basic concepts of changing style templates, using table templates with the DATA step, and using tagset templates to generate custom markup language tags and output. Other new features of ODS are also discussed, such as the ODS Graphics Framework and the new ODS Statistical Graphics procedures.

Pharmaceutical Statistics Using SAS

A Practical Guide

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Author: Alex Dmitrienko,Christy Chuang-Stein,Ralph B. D'Agostino

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1599943573

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Introduces a range of data analysis problems encountered in drug development and illustrates them using case studies from actual pre-clinical experiments and clinical studies. Includes a discussion of methodological issues, practical advice from subject matter experts, and review of relevant regulatory guidelines.

Cody's Data Cleaning Techniques Using SAS, Third Edition

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Author: Ron Cody

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1635260671

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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Find errors and clean up data easily using SAS! Thoroughly updated, Cody's Data Cleaning Techniques Using SAS, Third Edition, addresses tasks that nearly every data analyst needs to do - that is, make sure that data errors are located and corrected. Written in Ron Cody's signature informal, tutorial style, this book develops and demonstrates data cleaning programs and macros that you can use as written or modify which will make your job of data cleaning easier, faster, and more efficient. Building on both the author’s experience gained from teaching a data cleaning course for over 10 years, and advances in SAS, this third edition includes four new chapters, covering topics such as the use of Perl regular expressions for checking the format of character values (such as zip codes or email addresses) and how to standardize company names and addresses. With this book, you will learn how to: find and correct errors in character and numeric values develop programming techniques related to dates and missing values deal with highly skewed data develop techniques for correcting your data errors use integrity constraints and audit trails to prevent errors from being added to a clean data set

The How-to Book for SAS/GRAPH Software

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Author: Thomas Miron

Publisher: SAS Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 286

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If you've ever stuffed "cheat sheets" into your reference documentation to guide you through specific tasks that the book never describes in detail, you'll appreciate the approach of this how-to book. Self-contained chapters lead you through tasks that SAS/GRAPH software users typically need to perform. The book features many graphical examples and programs and helps you interpret the steps your SAS code follows to produce results. Readers with basic SAS/GRAPH software experience who are looking for tips on particular tasks or computing problems will easily find just the sections they need. The book is also an ideal resource for students who need an example-packed supplement to their computing textbooks.