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carpenter.jpg Art Carpenter
California Occidental Consultants
10606 Ketch Circle
Anchorage, AK 99515

(907) 865-9167

E-mail Art Carpenter at CALOXY.

A Brief Biography

SUGI's flag is raised on top of Mt. Whitney (14,495 feet) at the end of Art's John Muir Trail trek
Art is a partner in Data Explorations, a SAS consulting firm which is also a Silver Alliance SAS Loyalty Partner.

Art Carpenter’s publications list includes five books, and numerous papers and posters presented at SUGI, SAS Global Forum, and other user group conferences. He is also the general editor of "Art Carpenter's SAS Software Series".

He has been using SAS® since 1977 and has served in various leadership positions in local, regional, national, and international user groups. He is a SAS Certified Advanced Professional Programmer and through California Occidental Consultants he teaches SAS courses and provides contract SAS programming support nationwide. He is a member of the 30 year SAS Circle of Excellence customer recognition program.

Art was the SUGI 28 (2003) Conference Chair, is currently an emeritus member of the SAS Global Users Group Executive Board, is a past President of the San Diego SAS Users Group, and is currently active in the Alaska SAS Users Group.

Recorded Talks and Webinars

PROC REPORT Basics: Getting Started with the Primary Statements
Innovative Techniques: Doing More with Loops and Arrays
How Do I . . .? There is more than one way to solve that problem
Controlling Colors by Name; Selecting, Ordering, and Using Colors for Your Viewing Pleasure
Color, Rank, Count, Name; Controlling it all in PROC REPORT
Building Intelligent Macros: Using Metadata Functions with the SAS Macro Language

YouTube Interviews

SAS User Group Meetings
Revenge of the Semi-colon People
Interview with Chris Hemedinger
Data Steps Interview

Blog References

Tips from the techniques book
Finding SAS Gems
The Fun and Reward of Writing
Celebrating 25 Years of SAS Press
You’re not using PROC REPORT?
SAS Author Spotlight
Tips for Working with Colors
Creating Portable Programs

Canoeing in Alaska


SAS Press Author Page
Two of Art's books were among the top 5 selling titles at the 2014 SAS Global Forum. Can you guess which ones? Shelly Goodin's blog The Book Shelf has the answer.
Annotate: Simply the Basics (Title #1 in "Art Carpenter's SAS Software Series")
Carpenters Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language, Third Edition
Carpenter’s Complete Guide to the SAS® Macro Language, Second Edition
Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS® REPORT Procedure
Carpenter’s Guide to Innovative SAS® Techniques
Quick Results With SAS/GRAPH Software authored with Charlie Shipp Participation

Art has been a member of the Community Advisory Board since the inception of the site. His contributions to the site include:

  • Score: 2,448
  • Pages: 2,359
  • Changes: 4,354

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See his presentations page for a full list of papers and presentations currently indexed on