SAS Programming by Example
||Author: Ron Cody, Ray Pass|
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Publisher: SAS Publishing (08 March, 1995)
Sales Rank: 7,971
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Example code is a great way to learn
I am new to SAS, and I want to learn quickly. I am not a computer programmer, and syntax is not the fastest way for me to learn (and I do not think it is effective). This book works well: I learn from looking at code examples paired with clear narrative and brief output. I give the authors great credit for the ingenuity of their style (which saves me time and money). Although the books is perhaps a far from comprehensive, it is the SAS book I value most right now.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Resource...much more readable than the SAS manuals
If you are learning SAS, you will probably find this book to be very helpful. The manuals that come with SAS are very diffuse, and furthermore, don't have enough examples, giving you mainly syntax. On the other hand, this book extracts a useful subset of the SAS system that is spread over many of the SAS manuals, and illustrates it with numerous simple, well-chosen examples.
One thing that sets this book apart from many of the other after-market SAS books for beginners is that it gives some nice hints as to how to write efficient SAS code, which quickly becomes important when you are dealing with large data sets.
Overall, the book is nicely organized, and well-suited to being used as a reference after you read it. It belongs on the desk of every beginning to intermediate SAS programmer. (If you are a true beginner, you might want to start with Delwiche and Slaughter's "The Little SAS Book: A Primer" for a completely painless introduction to the SAS system.)
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