Debugging SAS Programs: A Handbook of Tools and Techniques

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SAS Pub., 2001 - Computers - 354 pages
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Crack SAS coding problems quickly! Discover how SAS identifies problems; what the SAS log really means; and how to approach DATA step, PROC, and SAS macro problems. This go-to guide helps you solve the most common problems that occur in the SAS DATA step, Base SAS procedures, and SAS macro code. It covers a broad range of programming problems, from syntax errors to complex logic errors, and includes a quick reference of error messages. The numerous examples will help you understand and eliminate these errors--and identify ways to avoid them from the start. Topics include 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.

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Michele M. Burlew is a self-employed SAS programmer with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in designing and programming a variety of SAS applications and has expertise in many SAS products. Michele's extensive experience in developing programs and working with end users gives her keen insight into the needs of SAS software users. Other BBU titles by this author: Reading External Data Files Using SAS: Examples Handbook Reporting from the Field: SAS Software Experts Present Real-World Report-Writing Applications SAS Macro Programming Made Easy

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