Power SAS: A Survival Guide

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Apress, Sep 27, 2002 - Computers - 336 pages

Power SAS: A Survival Guide is designed to provide the millions of SAS users with the largest and most comprehensive collection of SAS tips and techniques ever offered. Kirk Lafler is an Internet and software consultant with 25 years of experience providing clients around the world with innovative technical solutions and training. Kirk's tips will help you leverage features of SAS that even the most experienced SAS users may not know.

Whether you read it cover to cover, browse through it in your free time, or use it as a reference by looking up pertinent tips, this book is an invaluable self-help resource for working smarter, and for troubleshooting and resolving SAS problems and errors. The book's organization makes it easy for SAS users of all experience levels—programmers, statisticians, database programmers and administrators, technical managers, technical support staff, and students—to find what they need. The nine chapters cover SAS basics, data access, data step programming, data manipulation, data management, data presentation, efficiency and performance, configuration and support, and SAS 9.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1SAS Basics
1
Chapter 2Data Access
43
Chapter 3DATA Step Programming
83
Chapter 4Data Manipulation
133
Chapter 5Data Management
165
Chapter 6Data Presentation
185
Chapter 7Efficiency and Performance
213
Chapter 8Configuration and Support
227
Chapter 9New Version 9 Features
241
Chapter 10SAS System Options
251
Chapter 11
263
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Kirk Paul Lafler has worked as a software consultant for the last 25 years. As founder of Software Intelligence Corporation in 1983, Kirk provides IT services provider to Fortune 1000 companies and government installations by designing and developing application software solutions, and providing comprehensive training and custom programming services. Since 1983, Kirk has provided consulting services and training to Fortune 1000 companies and government installations, lending his expertise in application design and development, training, and custom programming services. Kirk has written four books and more than one hundred articles on technology and software. He's also a frequent speaker at SAS and Oracle user group conferences and events. Kirk graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in management science systems analysis. He can be reached at KirkLafler@cs.com or through his website at Software-Intelligence.com.

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