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Sharpening Your SAS Skills by Sunil Gupta and Curt Edmonds

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Sharpening Your SAS Skills by Sunil Gupta and Curt Edmonds

Chapman & Hall/CRC Press: ISBN: 1584885017


This book is worth reading by all levels of SAS programmers but especially for the Beginner up to the Intermediate Levels. You should have some experience using the SAS software before picking up this book. It provides concise explanations, helpful examples and a nice summary section at the end of all six chapters with the added benefit of some comprehensive questions with answers provided at the end of the book.

Another added feature of this book for those who have not used SAS V9 or V8, is a section on the enhancements to these two SAS versions which should be helpful to those who have not had much experience with the new enhancements.

In reading this book, I uncovered a few new features of SAS that I was unaware of and immediately thought of where I could utilize these new features and began employing them in my new code. This book is NOT intended to be a reference manual but the 273 pages can easily be read over several days and is helpful as a refresher course to reinforce your basic knowledge of SAS. It also provides a great presentation and explanation on the PDV which I have not found in other books by SAS users. This is a book worth having in your SAS library to share with the rest of your staff who use the SAS Software.

Charles Patridge
Sr. Data Engineer
Full Capture Solutions

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Additional book reviews include:

- SESUG Fall 2007 Newsletter [6].

- Frank DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc. [7].

- Charles Patridge, SCONSIG.COM [8].

- The American Statistican, vol. 60, No. 4, 346-346(1), November 2006. Media: American_Stat_Review_Sharpening_Your_SAS Skills.pdf

- Journal of Applied Statistics, vol. 33, No. 6, 641-644, July 2006. Media: Applied_Statistics_SAS_Skills_Book_Review_2006.pdf

- Biometrial Journal, vol. 50, 324 (2008). Media: Biometrical_Journal_SAS_Skills_Review_2008.pdf

- SciTech Book News, 9/1/2005. [9]

-’s Top Books in Data Management, Data Analysis and Query and Reporting [10].

Relevant SAS paper: Where vs If Statements [11]

Read SAS Authorline Interview with Sunil Gupta [12]

More articles and books by Sunil Gupta [13].

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