Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 11:07:40 -0400 Reply-To: "Sinclair-James, Brian (HHS/OS)" Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" From: "Sinclair-James, Brian (HHS/OS)" Subject: Re: book review: Carpenter's Complete Guide, 2e Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" I bought Carpenter's 1998 version about 6 months ago, and have found it extremely helpful (though I should really work through it more consistently). After reading Ron's review of the new edition I feel cheated, however. I've found Carpenter's book easier to use as a reference than Burlew, though I can't say exactly why. -----Original Message----- From: Dennis, Helen [mailto:hdennis@DOE.K12.DE.US] Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:53 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Re: book review: Carpenter's Complete Guide, 2e I wish I'd read your review two days ago! I just ordered "SAS Macro Programming Made Easy" by Michele M. Burlew;Paperback; \$35.95 The online reviews were mostly favorable. Any other opinions? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1580253431/qid=1083163951/sr=1 -2/ref=sr_1_2/002-2296163-9639251?v=glance&s=books Helen C. Dennis Education Associate Assessment and Analysis Group Delaware Department of Education P.O. Box 1402 Dover, DE 19903-1402 Tel: (302)739-6700 Fax: (302) 739-3092 email: hdennis@doe.k12.de.us -----Original Message----- From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO) Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:24 AM To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: book review: Carpenter's Complete Guide, 2e page xii: change "This page intentionally left blank." to "Errata: inside front cover: \begin{quote}%*inside front cover right column To subscribe to SASdoc-L, send e-mail with a blank subject line to ListServ@vm.SAS.com The body of the message should be SUBSCRIBE SASDOC-L To download the file for a book, send this message to SASdoc-L@vm.SAS.com get A##### examples SASdoc-L where ##### is the 5-digit order number that appears on the front cover of the book. \end{quote} \begin{correction} To download the file for a book, send this message to ListServ@vm.SAS.com \end{correction} not SASdoc-L@vm.SAS.com which will get you A59224Examples.txt 165 KB which contains over one hundred macros covered in the book words: 18,700 lines: 5,980 characters (no spaces): 120,588 characters (with spaces): 168,039 one may determine the ##### number by looking on the lower right corner of the cover http://support.sas.com/publishing/bbu/companion_site/59224.html or a close reading of the text file name above You'll want to buy the book, not just because I like it, and wrote the glowing recommendation on the back cover http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0402C&L=sas-l&P=R20979 but because it explains all the macros in the examples, as well as the occasional bugs or gotchas in the code. ;-) Ron Fehd the macro examples maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov Efficiency is intelligent laziness. -David Dunham or intelligent use of ListServ commands 

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