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Charlotte SAS Users Group

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The Charlotte SAS Users Group is dedicated to providing SAS Users in the greater Charlotte area a forum to learn, network and have SASsy fun.

Meetings

  • We provide three ½-day meetings a year (Winter, Spring, Fall)
  • Location: Wake Forest University Center, 200 N. College Street, Room 114, Charlotte, NC 28255
  • Contact Stephen Harris if you would like more information, interested in presenting or willing to sponsor a meeting.

Web Site

Visit our http://charlotte-sug.com for more details.

Next Meeting

Thursday Feb 13th, 2014 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of great SAS speakers, interesting topics and networking with other SAS programmers. This meeting will feature two speakers from SAS, Ted Stolarczyk and Sanjay Matange.

Ted Stolarczyk

‘Hands-Free’ Scheduling and Automation with SAS® Enterprise Guide® Presented by Ted Stolarczyk, SAS The phrase “Look, Ma, no hands!” comes from the classic anecdote of a kid riding his bike without holding on to the handlebars. More generally, the phrase means a person is doing something daring. Traditional SAS programmers who have been accustomed to the Base SAS Display Manager (aka Program Editor) interface for years have initially considered the use of SAS Enterprise Guide as “daring.” One of the main areas that enabled them to make the leap to SAS Enterprise Guide is its ability to mimic batch-like (“hands-free”) processing of jobs. This presentation and demonstration will cover 10 ways in which SAS Enterprise Guide can reuse, repurpose, schedule and automate your processing within SAS.

Ted Stolarczyk has been providing technical pre-sales and post-sales/customer care support at SAS since early 1997. He serves as a Technical Solutions Architect supporting a variety of customer industry groups including Retail, Content-Communications-Entertainment, Government, Financial Services, Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Utilities. His role involves the depth and breadth of the entire SAS offering in at least some capacity comprising Business Intelligence & Reporting, Data Access-Management-Standardization, Business Analytics and Performance Management, Systems Administration and Architecture, and 3rd party technology integration. He can showcase the latest and greatest releases of SAS’ product line in terms of overall capability offerings. Or he can explain how SAS can integrate with customer’s internal business process and technology site specific requirements.


Sanjay Matange

Introduction to SG Procedures and the ODS Graphics Designer Presented by Sanjay Matange, SAS Creating graphs in SAS has become a lot easier since the release of the new Statistical Graphics (SG) procedures with SAS 9.2 and the ODS Graphics Designer with SAS 9.2M3. Both of these new tools leverage the power of the Graph Template Language (GTL) behind the scenes and create graphs that have identical look and feel as graphs produced by the statistical procedures. During the process of data analysis, you may need graphs to view the raw data prior to starting an analysis. Later, you may need to create custom graphs from the results of the analysis in addition to the automatic graphs created by the statistical procedures themselves. The SG procedures are designed for the programmer who wants to create graphs using procedure syntax. Often, statisticians and analysts do not have the time or inclination to learn the procedure syntax needed to create graphs. They would rather create their graphs using an interactive point-and-click approach. The ODS Graphics Designer is the tool of choice for exactly such users. Audience: Beginner Graph Users and Programmers.

Getting Started with Graph Template Language Presented by Sanjay Matange, SAS The Graph Template Language (GTL) forms the foundation of the new statistical graphics features of SAS. All the automatic graphs created from SAS analytical procedures use GTL templates behind the scenes to create the graphs. The Statistical Graphics (SG) Procedures and ODS Graphics Designer also create transient templates behind the scenes to create graphs. But you too can use GTL directly. If you want to make persistent changes to a specific automatic graph, or create complex graphs that are beyond the capabilities of the SG procedures or Designer, you will need to use GTL. This presentation will get you started on learning the basics of the GTL, showing you how plot, layout and other statements can be combined to create complex and intricate graphs. We will cover the ways templates can be made robust and flexible using dynamics, conditionals and function evaluation. This presentation will prepare you to begin your journey into the land of GTL.

Sanjay Matange, SAS Sanjay Matange is R & D Director in the Data Visualization Division at SAS, responsible for the development and support of ODS Graphics. This includes the Graph Template Language (GTL), Statistical Graphics (SG) procedures, ODS Graphics Designer and other related graphics applications. Sanjay has been with SAS for over 20 years and is author of two SAS Press books.

Prior Meetings

Our February meeting had over 130 SAS users in attendance!!!!