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July 2015 Updates

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  • 30 Jun 2015 11:39 AM
    Message # 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See the recent CDISC June Newslettter.

  • 06 Jul 2015 7:17 AM
    Reply # 3419802 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I made the following updates:

    In the common FAQ section, I added these questions.

    a. What is one of the main differences between PROC MEANS and PROC SUMMARY?  

    b. What is the main purpose for the ID statement in PROC MEANS? 

    c. What is the main difference between NODUPS and NODUPKEY? 

    d. As an alternative to using the SET statement to read SAS datasets, what option exists to read external files and write to external files? 

    In the SAS Programming Techniques page, I added links to the following SAS papers.

    You’ve Got Mail – E-mailing Messages and Output Using SAS® EMAIL

    Engine, Jeanina Worden and Philip Jones

    Sending E-mail from the DATA step, Erik Tilanus

    Automated distribution of SAS® results, Jacques Pagé

  • 06 Jul 2015 3:31 PM
    Reply # 3423740 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the PROC EXPAND and SAS Date page, I added two tables for common date informats and formats.  I also added links to two good SAS papers on dates - How to Read, Write, and Manipulate SAS® Dates and SAS® Dates: Facts, Formats, and Functions.

    In the New to SAS Programming page, I added references to SAS University Edition (Support Site, Download). 

    In the SAS Debugging page, I added these two SAS papers - Return of the Codes: SAS’®, Windows’®, and Yours and To Err is Human; to Debug, Divine.

    Last modified: 07 Jul 2015 6:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 07 Jul 2015 7:42 PM
    Reply # 3425447 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the common FAQ section, I added the following two questions in the SAS Debugging section:

    1. What are the three main categories of SAS bugs and a list of common SAS bugs? 

    2. What are some tips for checking the SAS program?

    In the Data Step and Merge page for Arrays, I added the following five SAS papers.

    1. Using SAS® Arrays to Manipulate Data, Ben Cochran

    2. Intro to Arrays: A Grad Student “How-To” Paper, Elisa L. Priest1, Jennifer Harper

    3. Advanced Array Applications in Clinical Data Manipulation, Zaizai Lu, David Shen

    4. Using SAS® Arrays to Manipulate Data, Ben Cochran

    5. Fun with Fancy Arrays, Mary McDonald



    Last modified: 08 Jul 2015 7:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 08 Jul 2015 4:06 PM
    Reply # 3426619 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On the PROC REPORT page, I added links to the following great resources:

    1. Practically Perfect Presentations Using ODS and PROC REPORT, Cynthia Zender

    2. A Tutorial on PROC REPORT, Cynthia Zender

    3. Proc Tabulate: Extending This Powerful Tool Beyond Its Limitations

    Justin Jia, Amanda Lin 

    4. A Step-by-Step Introduction to PROC REPORT, David Lewandowski

    In the common FAQ section for SAS programming, I added this question - What are some differences between IF 0 THEN SET XXX NOBS=X; and IF _N_ = 1 THEN DO; END;?

    Based on member interest, I added the following three HASH table papers in the SAS version 9.2 page.

    1. Why Hash?, Glen Becker

    2. Hashing Performance Time with Hash Tables, Elena Muriel

    3. I cut my processing time by 90% using hash tables - You can do it too!, Jennifer Warner-Freeman

    Last modified: 08 Jul 2015 6:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 09 Jul 2015 7:39 PM
    Reply # 3428518 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To the SAS Functions page, I added the following SAS papers on how to process data across records like SAS procedures.  Regular SAS functions work within records.

    1. What’s the DIF?,Nikki Carroll

    2. LAG - the Very Powerful and Easily Misused SAS® Function,Yunchao Tian

    3. Longitudinal Data Techniques: Looking Across Observations, Ronald Cody

    Last modified: 09 Jul 2015 7:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 12 Jul 2015 2:58 PM
    Reply # 3431272 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the Data Step and Merge page, I added links to this SAS paper and two online references - The SAS Data Step: Where Your Input Matters.

    On the SAS Technical Tips page, I added links to these two SAS papers - SMTP E-Mail Access Method: Hints, Tips, and Tricks and How to use Gmail to send a message from a SAS program.

    I just completed my five day SAS training class for Basic to Intermediate to Advanced SAS Amazon programmers in Bangalore.

    Last modified: 12 Jul 2015 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 16 Jul 2015 12:33 PM
    Reply # 3436394 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Alpin Starr likes SAS Savvy.

  • 16 Jul 2015 2:44 PM
    Reply # 3436614 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Look for a new member search outline based on programming tasks instead of general category links.  Based on member feedback, I hope this list of popular links will be helpful for you to make smarter SAS searches.  Let me know what you think.


  • 16 Jul 2015 3:02 PM
    Reply # 3436651 on 3414577
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Thank you for your interest and help to grow SAS Savvy for smarter SAS searches.

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