There is a new member of The Little SAS Book family: The Little SAS Enterprise Guide Book. This book is for people who use SAS Enterprise Guide as their interface. EG is a point-and-click interface for SAS, but it’s great for programmers too. And this book includes a new chapter covering the wonderful features for SAS programmers along with discussion of special issues that they face.
If you are familiar with our other EG books, you may be wondering why this one isn’t called the “Fourth Edition.” That is because we changed the title slightly. Our previous EG books were each written for a specific version of EG, and consequently had the version number right in the title. This book was written using EG 7.1, but it also applies to some earlier versions (5.1 and 6.1). With a little luck, this book will also apply to future versions. So it’s a keeper.
I’m very pleased with how this book has turned out. Lora Delwiche and I updated it so that all the windows and icons match the current EG, and we also added some great new sections. Even with the new topics, this book is 60 pages shorter than our previous EG book! It is shorter because we replaced some chapters on specific types of tasks, with a new chapter that explains how tasks work in general. The result is a book that is easier to read and more useful.
For more information about this book including the table of contents, an excerpt, and reviews, click here.