Cody's Collection of Popular SAS Programming Tasks and How to Tackle Them

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SAS Institute, Oct 12, 2012 - COMPUTERS - 162 pages
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Cody's Collection of Popular SAS Programming Tasks and How to Tackle Them presents often-used programming tasks that readers can either use as presented or modify to fit their own programs, all in one handy volume. Esteemed author and SAS expert Ron Cody covers such topics as character to numeric conversion, automatic detection of numeric errors, combining summary data with detail data, restructuring a data set, grouping values using several innovative methods, performing an operation on all character or all numeric variables in a SAS data set, and much more! SAS users of all levels interested in improving their programming skills will benefit from this easy-to-follow collection of tasks.

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Contents

Tasks Involving Conversion Character to Numeric Specific Values to Missing and Changing Case
1
Grouping Data
13
Summarizing Data
21
Combining and Updating SAS Data Sets
37
Creating Formats from SAS Data Sets
57
Table Lookup Techniques
65
Restructuring Transposing SAS Data Sets
75
Tasks Involving Dates
83
Data Cleaning Tasks
87
Reading Data with UserDefined INFORMATS
97
Tasks Involving Multiple Observations per Subject
101
Miscellaneous Tasks
115
Index
133
Accelerate Your SAS Knowledge with SAS Books
139
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Ron Cody, Ed.D., is a retired professor from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School who now works as a private consultant and a national instructor for SAS. A SAS user since 1977, Ron's extensive knowledge and innovative style have made him a popular presenter at local, regional, and national SAS conferences. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, such asLearning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide; SAS Programming by Example; Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language, Fifth Edition; The SAS Workbook; The SAS Workbook Solutions; Cody's Data Cleaning Techniques Using SAS, Second Edition; Longitudinal Data and SAS: A Programmer's Guide; and SAS Functions by Example, Second Edition, as well as countless articles in medical and scientific journals.

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