Kirk Lafler

SAS® Performance Tuning Techniques

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

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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.

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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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Thinking of joining PHUSE?

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PHUSE is an expanding, global society with a global membership of clinical data scientists. It requires a large pool of resources to help with its running, and so there are many opportunities for members to become involved. Whether it's chairing a conference, presenting at an event, leading a working group or contributing to the quarterly online newsletter, we are always keen to hear from volunteers.

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