Kirk Lafler

SAS® Performance Tuning Techniques

Read more for our latest Kirk's Korner, all about SAS® Performance Tuning Techniques.

Fun with Functions and Macro Variables in PROC SQL

The SQL procedure is a powerful and versatile tool which, when combined with one or more SAS® functions, is able to summarize (or aggregate) data. Besides its ability to aggregate data, PROC SQL can also be used with the SELECT statement’s INTO clause to create single-value macro variables and when combined with the SEPARATED BY keyword is able to create an array of values, commonly referred to as a value-list macro variable. These capabilities afford users the ability to wield a tool that reduces, if not eliminates, hardcoding altogether.

Making Your SAS Results More Meaningful with Color

With numerous studies claiming that the use of color helps in the assimilation of information, the idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words” is truer today than ever before.


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