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<b><h2>Welcome to Michael A. Raithel's discussion page!</h2></b><br><br>
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<b><h2>Welcome to Michael A. Raithel's User Page!</h2></b><br><br>
  
 
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<b><h2>Here is my book of computer programmer humor:</h2></b>
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<b>It Only Hurts When I Hit <ENTER> </b> <br>
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Bethesda, MD: Michael A. Raithel. (2016).<br>
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http://tinyurl.com/z8bzx2e
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http://tinyurl.com/zypgqa7
 
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<b><h2>These are the three SAS books that I wrote and published:</h2></b>
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<b><h2>These are the five SAS books that I wrote:</h2></b>
  
 
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<b>Did You Know That?  Essential Hacks for Clever SAS Programmers</b> <br>
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Bethesda, MD: Michael A. Raithel. (2014).<br>
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http://www.amazon.com/Michael-A.-Raithel/e/B001K8GG90/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0<br>
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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/michael-raithel?store=allproducts&keyword=michael+raithel
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<b>How to Become A Top SAS Programmer</b> <br>
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Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. (2013).<br>
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https://support.sas.com/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=1&pc=64750
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<b>The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes</b> <br>
 
<b>The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes</b> <br>
 
Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. (2006).<br>
 
Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. (2006).<br>
 
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Unfortunately, this book is now out of print.  But, you may purchase a copy of it on Amazon.com: <br>
http://support.sas.com/publishing/bbu/companion_site/60409.html
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http://www.amazon.com/Michael-A.-Raithel/e/B001K8GG90/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0<br>
 
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<b>Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition</b> <br>  
 
<b>Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition</b> <br>  
 
Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. (2003).<br>  
 
Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. (2003).<br>  
http://support.sas.com/publishing/bbu/companion_site/58172.html
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Sadly, this book is now out of print.  But, you may purchase a copy of it on Amazon.com: <br>
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http://www.amazon.com/Michael-A.-Raithel/e/B001K8GG90/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0<br>
 
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<b>Tuning SAS applications in the MVS environment</b> <br>
 
<b>Tuning SAS applications in the MVS environment</b> <br>
 
Cary, NC: SAS Institute. (1995)<br>
 
Cary, NC: SAS Institute. (1995)<br>
Sadly, this book is now out of print.  But, a copy of it can be found in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History Information Technology Collection... which made my parents very, very proud:-)
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Obviously, this old book is now out of print.  But, a copy of it can be found in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History Information Technology Collection... which made my parents very, very proud:-)
 
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<b><h2>Here are some of my recent SAS technical papers:</h2></b>
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<b><h2>Here is my SAS Presss author's page:</h2></b>
  
 
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http://support.sas.com/publishing/authors/raithel.html
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</UL>
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<b><h2>My very own blog on SAS programming:</h2></b>
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http://michaelraithel.blogspot.com/
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</UL>
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<b><h2>My blogs on the SAS Learning Post:</h2></b>
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http://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/author/michaelaraithel/
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</UL>
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<b><h2>SAS conference keynote speeches I have presented:</h2></b>
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<b>Western Users of SAS Software 2009, in San Jose, California</b> <br>
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDXCv0vEBh4
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<br><br>
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<b>SAS Global Forum 2010, in Seattle, Washington</b> <br>
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http://support.sas.com/events/sasglobalforum/2010/featured.html
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http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/It%27s_Not_Easy_Being_A_SAS_Programmer
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<br><br>
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<b>2010 South Central SAS Users Group Educational Forum, in Austin, Texas</b> <br>
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Regrettably, the link is no longer active
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<b>PharmaSUG 2011 Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee</b> <br>
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Regrettably, the link is no longer active</UL>
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<b><h2>Here are all of my SAS Global Forum and SUGI papers:</h2></b>
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<UL>
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<b>PROC DATASETS: The Swiss Army Knife of SAS Procedures</b> <br>
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Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2016 Conference.<br>
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Available:  http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings16/3440-2016.pdf  <br>
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(Fourth edition of this very popular paper).
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<br><br>
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<b>Supporting SAS in a Research Organization</b> <br>
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Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2014 Conference.<br>
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Available:  http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings14/1505-2014.pdf <br>
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(Updated edition of the 2008 paper).
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<br><br>
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<b>PROC DATASETS: The Swiss Army Knife of SAS Procedures</b> <br>
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Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2013 Conference.<br>
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Available:  http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/123-2013.pdf <br>
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(Third edition of this popular paper).
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<b> Managing SAS® Technical Support in a Research Organization </b> <br>
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Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2012 Conference.<br>
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Available:  http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings12/185-2012.pdf
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<br><br>
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<b>PROC DATASETS: The Swiss Army Knife of SAS Procedures</b> <br>
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Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2011 Conference.<br>
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Available:  http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings11/274-2011.pdf <br>
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(Second edition of this paper).
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<br><br>
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<b>PROC DATASETS: The Swiss Army Knife of SAS Procedures</b> <br>
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Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2010 Conference.<br>
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Available:  http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/138-2010.pdf
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<b>You Might Be a SAS Energy Hog If...</b> <br>
 
<b>You Might Be a SAS Energy Hog If...</b> <br>
 
Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2009 Conference.  Joint paper with Mike Rhoads.<br>
 
Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2009 Conference.  Joint paper with Mike Rhoads.<br>
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<b>Powering Your Organization’s Web Applications with SAS Software.</b>  <br>
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<b>Powering Your Organization’s Web Applications with SAS Software.</b>  <br>
 
Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2008 Conference.  <br>
 
Proceedings of the SAS Global Forum 2008 Conference.  <br>
 
Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2008/012-2008.pdf  
 
Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2008/012-2008.pdf  
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<b>Automatically Process a Varying Number of New Data Files from a “Data Directory”.</b>  <br>
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<b>Automatically Process a Varying Number of New Data Files from a “Data Directory”.</b>  <br>
 
Proceedings of the 30th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference.  NOTE: This is a 20-minute paper.<br>
 
Proceedings of the 30th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference.  NOTE: This is a 20-minute paper.<br>
 
Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi30/035-30.pdf  
 
Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi30/035-30.pdf  
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Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi29/215-29.pdf
 
Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi29/215-29.pdf
 
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<b>Creating and Exploiting SAS Indexes</b><br> 
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Proceedings of the 29th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (2004)<br>
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Available:  http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi29/123-29.pdf
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<b>Transferring Your Mainframe SAS Programs to Your PC in Three Easy Steps</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 25th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (2000)<br>
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Available: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi25/25/cc/25p101.pdf
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<b>Optimizing the Processing of VSAM Data Sets with the SAS System</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 24th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1999)<br>
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Available: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi24/Sysarch/p302-24.pdf
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<b>What Sort of Input Should you Input to a Sort?</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 24th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1999)<br>
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Available: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi24/Coders/p095-24.pdf
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<b>Ferreting out Year 2000 Compliance Problems with PROC SOURCE</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 23rd Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1998)<br>
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Available: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi23/Sysarch/p257.pdf
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<b>Summarizing Impossibly Large SAS Data Sets for the Data Warehouse Server Using Horizontal Summarization</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 22nd Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1997)<br>
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Available: http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi22/DATAWARE/PAPER113.PDF
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<b>Power Techniques for Processing Large Tape Data Sets Using the SAS system in the MVS Environment</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 21st Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1996)<br>
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Available: http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI96/Sugi-96-241%20Raithel.pdf
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<b>Sources of SAS System Information in the MVS Environment</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 17th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1992)<br>
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Available: http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI92/Sugi-92-94%20Raithel.pdf
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<b>A Tale of Two Releases: Benchmarking the Performance of Release 6.06 Against Release 5.18</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 16th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1991)<br>
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Available: http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI91/Sugi-91-83%20Raithel.pdf
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<b>Buffering the SAS System VSAM Performance Headaches</b><br>
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Proceedings of the 15th Annual SAS Users Group International Conference (1990)<br>
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Available: http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI90/Sugi-90-40%20Raithel.pdf<br>
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Winner: Best contributed paper for Systems Architecture section. This unexpected success with my first ever SAS paper launched my SAS conference participation "career":-)
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<b><h2>These are my two SAS Quick Tips:</h2></b>
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<b>Quick tip: Determine the Size of SAS Data Sets on PC, UNIX, VAX, and Linux Servers </b>(2003)<br>
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Available:  http:http://support.sas.com/kb/25/289.html
 
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<b><h2>You can reach me via email at:</h2></b>michaelraithel@westat.com
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<b>Quick tip: Programmatically determine which disk drives are available for your Windows server or workstation </b>(2002)<br>
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Available:  http:http://support.sas.com/kb/24/818.html
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<b><h2>Miscellaneous miscellanea:</h2></b>
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<b>Michael Raithel’s plans for SAS Global Forum</b><br>
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http://blogs.sas.com/content/sgf/2010/03/03/michael-raithels-plans-for-sas-global-forum/<br><br>
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<b><h2>You can reach me via email at:</h2>
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</b>michaelraithel1@verizon.net

Latest revision as of 18:29, 14 December 2016

Welcome to Michael A. Raithel's User Page!



Scan0001.jpg

Here is my book of computer programmer humor:


These are the five SAS books that I wrote:


Here is my SAS Presss author's page:


My very own blog on SAS programming:


My blogs on the SAS Learning Post:


SAS conference keynote speeches I have presented:


Here are all of my SAS Global Forum and SUGI papers:

These are my two SAS Quick Tips:

Miscellaneous miscellanea:


You can reach me via email at:

michaelraithel1@verizon.net