SAS Macro Programming Made Easy
||Author: Michele M. Burlew|
List Price: $35.95
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Publisher: SAS Publishing (22 December, 1998)
Sales Rank: 39,017
Average Customer Rating: 3.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Good not great
For many SAS users, this book might quite adequately serve their needs. However it does not seem characterized by a deep love of clear and incisive explanation (at no point did I say "Wow, what a great explanation!"). Instead, the author seems to trust that, since the information is "there", then this is quite adequate (for some readers it will be). The author's type of explanation can be summarize in this way: 1) name the function (basically technical jargon), 2) describe what it does (more technical jargon), and 3) elaborate how it solves certain problems. A reversal of this order is clearly more effective: 1) lay out a problem (likely to be of concern), 2) describe in simplified general terms the solution, 3) explain the specifics of the solution (and the technical jargon) last, only after the general concept has already been simply explained. If an author can do this, it is a real contribution, and a real accomplishment, bringing powerful tools to many readers that might otherwise find them dry or inaccessible.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This book will teach you macros. For such as small book it packs a big punch. I've read it two times already. My only complaint is the flimsy paper quality of the book. For [dollar amount] you would expect a better paper quality for such a small book. If you can, borrow the book and photocopy the whole thing.
Rating: 4 out of 5
This book is really excellent .
This book is really good for Beginners . Its easy to follow different concepts and macro porcessing was very clearly explained with good examples. This book gives a good understanding of core topics.
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