Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide

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Learn to program SAS by example!If you like learning by example, then Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide makes it easy to learn SAS programming. 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 sourcesLearning details of DATA step programmingSubsetting and combining SAS data setsUnderstanding SAS functions and working with arraysCreating reports with PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATELearning to use the SAS Output Delivery SystemGetting started with the SAS macro languageIntroducing PROC SQLYou can test your knowledge and hone your skills by solving the problems at the end of each chapter. (Solutions to odd-numbered problems are located at the back of this book. Solutions to all problems are available to instructors by visiting Ron Cody's author page for details.) This book is intended for beginners and intermediate users. Readers should know how to enter and submit a SAS program from their operating system.

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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 Institute Inc. 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 as 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 Software; Longitudinal Data and SAS: A Programmer's Guide; and SAS Functions by Example, as well as countless articles in medical and scientific journals.

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"I wish that Ron Cody's new book, Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide, had been around when I was first learning SAS! This impressive book steadily moves the reader from SAS novice to SAS authority in 26 well-written, well-paced chapters. All of the basics are covered in this book; the fundamentals of the DATA step, getting data into and out of SAS, conditional and iterative processing, SAS functions and formats, important SAS procedures, creating frequency and tabular reports, and generating output in publishable formats such as RTF and PDF.
This book is well suited for people who are just learning SAS, as well as for people who would like a broad-based SAS reference. There are plenty of solid examples that emphasize the material in the chapters. Each chapter ends with exercises that test the reader's understanding of the concepts and the SAS code presented. Because of its pacing, breadth, and scope, I have no doubt that Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide will become the preferred book for learning SAS software in business, government, and educational institutions the world over. " --Michael A. Raithel, Senior Systems Analyst, Westat

"Ron Cody's newest book can serve not only as a textbook for a SAS programming course, but also as a reference for intermediate-level programmers. The book begins with basic data input methods and advances through merging data sets and more complex tasks.
I would recommend Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide to anyone wishing to learn or refresh his/her SAS programming skills. " --Karol H. Katz, M.S., Programmer Analyst, Yale University School of Medicine

"Ron Cody has earned a reputation as an excellent lecturer, instructor, and author. His most recent work, Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide, does not merely adhere to his historic level of excellence; it raises it to a new level.
Ron has succeeded in condensing the major components of Base SAS into one easy-to-read book. Using simple examples, he illustrates the use of the DATA step and many of its components, basic PROCs, and even macros and ODS.
Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide is now at the top of my list of texts to assist programmers in teaching themselves SAS. " --Andrew T. Kuligowski, SouthEast SAS Users Group

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