Presentations:Ptimusk Papers and Presentations

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  • Peter Timusk B.Math statistics (Carleton University, 2002), BA legal studies (Carleton University, 2006), Graduate Certificate systems sciences (University of Ottawa, 2010).
  • Production and Dissemination Officer, Centre for Special Business Projects, Statistics Canada.
  • Working in computer programming 1978-1981. 2007-2015.

  1. Basic Concepts for Documenting SAS® Projects: Documentation Styles for SAS Projects, Programs, and Variables
    Categories: Ptimusk Papers and Presentations, SAS Global Forum 2014
    This paper kicks off a project to write a comprehensive book of best practices for documenting SAS® projects. The presenter’s existing documentation styles are explained. The presenter wants to discuss and gather current best practices used by the SAS user community. The presenter shows ..→
  2. Coaching SAS® Beginner Programmers
    Categories: Ptimusk Papers and Presentations, SAS Global Forum 2013
    This paper will present a number of problems SAS beginner programmers encounter when first writing SAS programs. The paper will cover three cases and show how pointing out patterns to beginner programmers will aid them in avoiding errors in their SAS code.
  3. SAS® as a Code Manipulation Language: An Example of Writing a Music Exercise Book with Lilypond and SAS.
    Categories: Ptimusk Papers and Presentations, SAS Global Forum 2014
    Using Lilypond typesetting software, you can write publication-grade music scores. The input for Lilypond is a text file that can be written once and then transferred to SAS® for patterned repetition, so that you can cycle through patterns that occur in music. The author plays a sequence of notes ..→
  4. Using the SAS® Output Delivery System (ODS) and the TEMPLATE Procedure to Replace Dynamic Data Exchange
    Categories: EXCELXP Tagset, Output Delivery System, Ptimusk Papers and Presentations, SAS Global Forum 2015, TEMPLATE Procedure
    Many papers have been written over the years that describe how to use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) to pass data from SAS® to Excel. This presentation aims to show you how to do the same exchange with the SAS Output Delivery System (ODS) and the TEMPLATE Procedure.
  5. Why two good SAS programmers are better than one great SAS programmer.
    Categories: Ptimusk Papers and Presentations, SAS Global Forum 2015
    The experiences of the programmer role in a large SAS® shop are shared. Shortages in SAS programming talent tend to result in one SAS programmer doing all of the production programming within a unit in a shop. In a real - world example, management realized the problem and brought in new ..→