Professional SAS Programmer’s Pocket Reference

Professional SAS Programming Secrets

Professional SAS Programming Shortcuts

Professional SAS Programming Logic

Programming
is the use of language, in a streamlined, stylized form, to set forth actions for a computer to take. The actions may incorporate decisions based on conditions of the data or the environment.

SAS®
is a programming language, integrated software, and runtime environment for working with data. SAS can access data in virtually any form, extract, combine, and modify the data, analyze it, and present the results.

SAS programming
uses the SAS programming language to select actions for SAS software to take in order to find answers from a specific kind of data. For many computer users, SAS programming provides their first experience in computer programming.

If you are ready to learn more about SAS or SAS programming, Start Here.

Look up words used in SAS programs or in discussions of SAS in the Global Statements Dictionary.

More to read: Techniques and Downloads. A more detailed statement about what SAS programming is and why it matters: The World of SAS Programming.

Just looking to waste time while doing something you can pretend is SAS-related? What you need is PROC RASTINATE.

Rick Aster

Rick Aster is an economist and technology expert noted for his work on data warehousing projects in the banking industry. He is the author of several best-selling books on SAS programming.

Professional SAS Programmer’s Pocket Reference

Professional SAS Programming Secrets

Professional SAS Programming Shortcuts

Professional SAS Programming Logic

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Routine SAS SQL is a practical introduction to the use of SQL in the SAS environment.

SAS University Edition is a new free version of SAS for students and instructors worldwide. It includes the key components of SAS that are most used in classes and the ones that students are most interested in. But it is a 2-GB download and a complicated installation, so don’t wait till the week before classes start!

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Professional SAS Programming Shortcuts is updated and modernized in the new 3rd edition with user-requested topics such as HTML and spreadsheets.

Rick Aster was rewriting a chapter about the REPORT procedure and ODS destinations such as HTML and PDF — and that’s obviously why Crossword #7 is titled Ready for the World.


You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

— Einstein


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