Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 19:23:38 -0600
Reply-To: Alan Churchill <SASL001@SAVIAN.NET>
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From: Alan Churchill <SASL001@SAVIAN.NET>
Subject: Re: Do you recommed this source ..
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You absolutely should know macros: they are essential SAS tools and you will
see tons of examples in macros.
Go back and read the recent exchange on macros versus not so you can also
learn some other possible techniques. I recently discussed a completely "out
in left field" approach to handling repetitive code issues at the Denver
SUG. It wasn't a replacement for macros but just another means of handling
Why? If you only know how to use a hammer, well...
Approach these problems with multiple tools so you can handle it optimally
(you hope ;-]) when you first code a solution.
Just my 1 cent.
"Bridging SAS and Microsoft Technologies"
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Robbins
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:49 PM
Subject: Do you recommed this source ..
Dear SAS Users,
I'm a novice but I wonder whether it's worth buying a book listed below
Art Carpenter, Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language, 2nd
Edition (2004). If I haven't the slightest idea about macro in SAS am I
capable of learning form this book?
I wonder about buying one of this two book (which of them do you recommend):
1. The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Third Edition (2003)
2. Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language (5th Edition) (2005)
I saw Cody's book 4th edition - does it differ form 5th edition?
I would appreciate any help