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GASUG is co-hosted by David Steves and Denise Kruse. The SAS magic happens at SunTrust Plaza in downtown Atlanta. Come

GASUG Mission Statement:

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NEXT MEETING! ***** April 19th 2017


David Steves 404-827-6581 david.steves@suntrust.com

We are getting rid of www.gasug.org and use this great WIKI page!

April 21,2017*****

the following are the Presentations from April 19th 2017 GASUG meting...

1.A SASautos Companion: Reusing Macros ( Ron Fehd) File:GASUG-2017-April-Fehd-sasautos-companion-ppt.pdf

2. Sysparm Companion (Ron Fehd) File:GASUG-2017-April-Fehd-sysparm-companion-ppt.pdf

3.FREQ Out – Exploring Your Data the Old School Way and Getting Your Data into SAS® (Stephanie Thompson) File:GASUG SS 20170419.pdf


March 9,2017****

Our next GASUG meeting will be April 19th, 2017.

Date: April 19th, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: SunTrust Garden Plaza in downtown Atlanta.

303 Peachtree Center Avenue (Atrium Level Conference Room)

Atlanta, GA 30302

The topics not in any particular order now…

Presented by Ron Fehd and Stephanie Thompson (SESUG speaker share)

1: A SASautos Companion: Reusing Macros ( Ron Fehd)

2: Getting Your Data into SAS® (Stephanie Thompson)

3: Sysparm Companion (Ron Fehd)

4: FREQ Out – Exploring Your Data the Old School Way (Stephanie Thompson)

Thanks!

David Steves

November 3,2016*******************************************

Thanks for all those Users who showed up to the meeting!

Presentations below..

Introduction to PROC SQL File:Introduction to PROC SQL.pdf

Top 10 Ways to Optimize your SAS code File:Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your SAS Code 16 9 Sep24.pdf

PROC SQL vs DATA Step Programming File:PROC SQL vs DATA Step Programming.pdf


September 12,2016*******************************************

SAS will provide the invite..

Our next GASUG meeting will be November 2, 2016 with Lunch provided by SAS. We have limited the spots to 80---- due to SAS providing lunch.. Watch out for the invitation from SAS…

Date: November 2nd, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: SunTrust Garden Plaza in downtown Atlanta. 303 Peachtree Center Avenue (Atrium Level Conference Room) Atlanta, GA 30302

The topics not in any particular order now… Presented by Jeff Simpson (SAS Institute) 1: PROC SQL vs. DATA Step Programming 2: The Top 10 Ways to Optimize Your SAS® Code 3: Introduction to PROC SQL

Thanks!

David Steves

August 17th 2016 *******************************************

                  • Next meeting November 2, 2016

April 7th 2016 *******************************************

Power Point Presentation of William Benjamin's Presentations

Leave Your Bad Code Behind: 50 Ways to Make Your SAS® Code Execute More Efficiently.File:Leave your Bad code behind.ppt

All Aboard! Next Stop is the Destination Excel File:All Aboard! Next Stop is the Destination Excel 04 07 2016.pptx

So, You’ve Got Data Enterprise Wide (SAS®, ACCESS, EXCEL, MySQL, and Others); Well, Let SAS® Enterprise Guide® Software Point-n-Click Your Way to Using It File:So Youve Got Data Enterprise Wide 04 07 2016.pptx


The Little Engine That Could: Using EXCEL LIBNAME Engine Options to Enhance Data Transfers between SAS® and Microsoft® Excel Files File:The Little Engine That Could 04 07 2016.ppt


March 30th 2016 *******************************************

Announcements:Next Meeting: April 7, 2016

The Greater Atlanta SAS Users Group meets two or three times per year at
SunTrust Garden Plaza in downtown Atlanta.
303 Peachtree Center Avenue (Atrium Level Conference Room)
Atlanta, GA 30302
ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE!
Agenda for April 7, 2016
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
I. Welcome and Introductions 5 - 10 mins
II. Featured Speaker: William E Benjamin Jr - SESUG speaker
Topic: 50 ways to leave your Bad SAS code behind 50 mins
Speaker Bio

William E. Benjamin, Jr., owns Owl Computer Consultancy, LLC, and works as a consultant, trainer, and author. William has been a SAS user for over 30 years and a consultant since 2007. He received an MBA from Western International University and a BS in computer science from Arizona State University. He has written and presented papers for SAS Global Forum, as well as many regional and local SAS users groups.

Abstract

This laundry list of tips shows 50 ways to help SAS programmers make their code run faster and more efficiently. Topics include maximizing each DATA step, making simple tasks take less code, using macro variables to simplify maintenance, using built -in features, optimizing code to save disk space, using sorts for more than just sorting, and ways to make the program code just read better

III. Break 10 mins
IV. Featured Speaker: William E Benjamin Jr - SESUG speaker
Topic: So, You’ve Got Data Enterprise Wide (SAS®, ACCESS, EXCEL, MySQL, and Others); Well, Let SAS® Enterprise Guide® Software Point -n-Click Your Way to Using It 45 mins
Abstract

This paper will walk a SAS® user through the process of opening and using files from different (not SAS) generated sources and processing the data with SAS® Enterprise Guide®. The focus of this paper will be to get access to the data, since most functions available to SAS Enterprise Guide are drop -down menus and wizards which help teach a new user how to process data. This paper will not show how to get the data into files that are SAS files; it will be assumed that the user’s enterprise will guide them through that process.

V. Featured Speaker: William E Benjamin Jr - SESUG speaker
Topic:The Little Engine That Could: Using LIBNAME Engine Options to Enhance Data Transfers Between SAS® and :Microsoft Excel Files 40 mins
Abstract

Many people are not aware that the SAS®Access for PC Files product will allow SAS®Programmers to access an Excel spreadsheet in much the same way as any other SAS file. There are of course some restrictions, but there are also a lot of options that help remove some of the bumps in the road. The LIBNAME statement allows the user to define an Excel file in SAS terms and gives the programmer access to LIBNAME and data set options to control how the Excel file is defined, accessed, and yes even how the data will be formatted. This paper will describe some of those options.

VI. Closing 5 mins
February 4th 2016 *******************************************

Our next meeting will be April 7th 2016------- details to follow-------

January 26, 2016 ********************************************

I would like to post a job announcement for the Atlanta SAS User Group. This announcement opened on January 25th and closes on February 5, 2016.

Please let me know if you can post this:

IT Specialist (Senior IT Data Specialist), Department Of The Treasury, Office of the Inspector General for Tax Administration, closing 2/5/2016 For government employees, 16-TIGTA-70, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427318700


For the Public, 16-TIGTA-71-P, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427318800

January 21, 2016 ********************************************

Happy New Year!

We are moving away from our website: www.gasug.org and moving onto the SAS Community Wiki Page.

Our New site will be: http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/GASUG

or

http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/Greater_Atlanta_SAS_Users_Group

We are currently in the planning stage for our next meeting, details to follow!

For those looking for a new opportunity, we just received this Job Posting.

http://careers.jackhenry.com/jobs/4765123-software-engineering-manager-enterprise-risk-solutions


Thanks! David Steves

david.steves@suntrust.com

404-827-6581