Efficiency: Improving the Performance of Your SAS Applications


Author: Robert Virgile

Publisher: SAS Publishing

A tested set of techniques for streamlining SAS programs to reduce storage space and processing requirements. For advanced SAS programmers.


Paperback (1998)


Year: 1998

ISBN: 1-58025-228-1

Pages: 231

Publisher’s list price: 35.95


  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Reading Data
  • Chapter 3. Reporting
  • Chapter 4. File Handling
  • Chapter 5. Sorting Data
  • Chapter 6. Summarizing Data
  • Chapter 7. Data Manipulation
  • Chapter 8. Storage Space
  • Chapter 9. Bits and Pieces
  • Chapter 10. Test Programs

From the Preface

How does this book differ from other material on computer efficiency? Four features stand out:

  • It concentrates on tasks that programs perform regularly, such as reading data, and sorting data, and summarizing data.
  • It rates the savings so you can select the more important material to learn first.
  • It demonstrates how to write test programs that you can run in your own environment.
  • It covers programming techniques and strategies, not just syntax.