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A Walk through Time: Growing Your SAS Career

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A Walk through Time: Growing Your SAS Career

Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants, Anchorage, Alaska


The measurement of time is an integral component of most of our data sets. We note the date of the patient’s visit and both the date and the time of the administration of a test. The accurate calculation of time intervals, such as the time between drug delivery and onset of an adverse event, becomes critically important. Fortunately SAS ships with a diverse set of tools for working with dates and times.

As SAS programmers and as users of SAS Software, time measurement is important, not only in the successful analysis of our data, but also as a gauge in the growth of our career. To be successful we must be able to measure and work with time values, but time is also a measure of the progression of our career. This paper introduces a number of measures of time, a variety of analytic techniques applied to date and time values, interwoven with a discussion of the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China, and the continued growth of our professional knowledge.

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