Learning SAS by Example

2nd Edition

A Programmer's Guide, Second Edition

Ron Cody
eISBN-13: 9781635266566

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Learn to program SAS by example!

Learning SAS by Example, A Programmers 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.

Additional resources for this book can be found by accessing the link below.

Sold By SAS Institute
ISBNs 9781635266597, 9781635266566, 9781635266580, 9781635268935
Publish Year 2018
Language English
Number of Pages 536
Edition 2nd
Website support.sas.com/cody