SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide brings together a wealth of ideas about strategic and tactical solutions to everyday situations experienced when transferring, extracting, processing, analyzing, and reporting the valuable data you have at your fingertips. Best, you can achieve most of the solutions using the SAS components you already license, meaning that this book’s insights can keep you from throwing money at problems needlessly.
Author Philip R. Holland advises a broad range of clients throughout Europe and the United States as an independent consultant and founder of Holland Numerics Ltd, a SAS technical consultancy. In this book he explains techniquesâthrough code samples and exampleâthat will enable you to increase your knowledge of all aspects of SAS programming, improve your coding productivity, and interface SAS with other programs.
He also provides an expert’s overview of Graph Templates, which was recently moved into Base SAS. You will learn to create attractive, standardized, reusable, and platform-independent graphsâboth statistical and non-statisticalâto help you and your business users explore, visualize, and capitalize on your company’s data. In addition, you will find many examples and cases pertaining to healthcare, finance, retail, and other industries.
Among other things, SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques will show you how to:
able SAS code
Combine look-up data sets with larger data sets effectively
Run R and Perl from SAS
Run SAS programs from SAS Studio and Enterprise Guide
Output data into insightful, valuable charts and graphs
SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques prepares you to make better use of your existing SAS components by learning to use the newest features, improve your coding efficiency, help you develop applications that are easier to maintain, and make data analysis easier. In other words, it will save you time, money, and effortâand make you a more valuable member of the development team.
What You'll Learn
How to write more efficient SAS codeâeither code that runs quicker, code that is easier to maintain, or both
How to do more with the SAS components you already license
How to take advantage of the newest features in SAS
How to interface external applications with SAS software
How to create graphs using SAS ODS Graphics
Who This Book Is For
SAS programmers wanting to improve their existing programming skills, and programming managers wanting to make better use of the SAS software they already license.