sas users

5月 022018
 

During SAS Global Forum 2018, SAS instructor Charu Shankar sat down with four SAS users to get their take on what makes them a SAS user. Read through to find valuable tips they shared and up your SAS game. I’m sure you will come away inspired, as you discover some universal commonalities in being a SAS user.

The post What makes a SAS user? Order, logic and magic: Louise Hadden appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 212018
 

During SAS Global Forum 2018, SAS instructor Charu Shankar sat down with four SAS users to get their take on what makes a SAS user. Read through to find valuable tips they shared and up your SAS game. I’m sure you will come away inspired, as you discover some universal commonalities in being a SAS user.

The post What makes a SAS user? SAS thinks like me: Dede Schreiber-Gregory appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 212018
 

During SAS Global Forum 2018, SAS instructor Charu Shankar sat down with four SAS users to get their take on what makes them a SAS user. Read through to find valuable tips they shared and up your SAS game. I’m sure you will come away inspired, as you discover some universal commonalities in being a SAS user.

The post What makes a SAS user? Introverts find their tribe: Richann Watson appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

6月 302016
 

Let’s go back to 1976 for a moment. Did you know that was the year Muhammad Ali introduced a line of beauty products called “Knock Out?” And the hottest merchandise, including t-shirts, posters and even beanbags sported the character Arthur Fonzarelli (The Fonz) of TV’s “Happy Days.” But there was something […]

The post Let’s celebrate 40 years of SAS users appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

9月 012015
 

It was about 30 years ago that I wrote my first book, Applied Statistics and the SAS® Programming Language.  It was written on a PC with two floppy disk drives (one for the operating system, the other for my document) using a word processing software called WordStar.  It was all […]

The post Tales from SAS author, Ron Cody appeared first on The SAS Training Post.

7月 282015
 

You’ve seen the notices on the SAS website or your company bulletin board. Perhaps you’ve gotten a meeting invitation via email or even heard a colleague talking about it. Still, you haven’t taken the plunge yet – you haven’t attended a SAS Users Group meeting, maybe because you’re uncertain about which group would be best for you.

That’s the great thing about SAS Users Groups – we know you aren’t a one-size-fits-all user. And because of that, we offer different types of groups to fit your needs.

Learn about the benefits of joining a SAS Users Group – as explained by SAS users themselves - in the video below, then read the rest of this blog post to determine what user group is right for you!

 

Regional SAS Users Groups

Regional users group events typically occur once a year, and are specific to a particular geographical area. These larger events operate similar to your typical conference – they occur over multiple days, have presentations and social opportunities, and may have additional learning opportunities before or after the conference for an additional fee. Regional events are a great way to network with a larger group of SAS professionals and hear multiple presentations on a wide range of SAS topics.

Best for: those who want multiple presentations on a wide variety of subjects, those who want to meet and network with users from a larger geographical area, those who like the convenience of taking additional training before or after the event.

Local SAS Users Groups

Local users group meetings are held once or multiple times throughout the year, depending upon the structure of the group. Meetings are typically smaller than a regional meetings, and allow attendees to socialize and network with professionals in or around his city or town. Local users group meetings usually last one day (or even part of a day) and have one or two presentations on a topic(s) that the group has decided on ahead of the meeting.

Best for: those who prefer shorter meetings, those who want to connect with users in their immediate geographical area, those who are unable to travel long distances

In-House SAS Users Groups

In-house users group meetings are held at a specific organization or business and limited to SAS users from that organization.  In-House users group meetings can range from one hour to one day with meeting frequency often determined by the group leader. Due to privacy issues, SAS does not publish a list of our active in-house users groups. But, if you would like to find out if there is an active group at your company, contact your SAS Administrator or reach out to us at ugsupport@sas.com

Best for: those who want to get information on their company’s use of the software, those who want to expand their connections and build a SAS support network within their organization, those who are unable to travel away from the office

 

Still uncertain about what group to join? Our users group programs team is here to help you find you “SAS home away from home.” You can reach us directly at ugsupport@sas.com. A listing of our users groups and upcoming meetings can also be found at http://support.sas.com/usersgroups, along with other information and resources. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming user group event!

 

 

tags: in-house users groups, local users groups, sas users, SAS Users Groups, US Regional Conferences

A beginner’s guide to SAS Users Groups: How to choose the group that’s right for you was published on SAS Users.

7月 082015
 

This SAS author tip is from Robert Virgile, author of “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”.  It actually came about when a reader posted a comment on one of Virgile’s blogs. Thank you to that reader for their comment! Technically, %INCLUDE is not part of macro language.  Yes, it […]

The post Macros Tip: %INCLUDE vs. Macro Language appeared first on The SAS Bookshelf.

5月 272015
 

The final figures are in! This year there was a fierce battle for the top spot of the SAS Global Forum 2015 books bestseller list. In a nail biting finish, newcomer, Exchanging Data between SAS and Microsoft Excel: Tips and Techniques to Transfer and Manage Data More Efficiently, beat off […]

The post Top 10 bestselling titles at SAS Global Forum 2015 appeared first on The SAS Bookshelf.

5月 262015
 

What prompted me to find a co-author and write a new edition of my original book on PROC TABULATE? It’s those inventive developers at SAS. They keep adding new features to make the product even better.  There are too many new features and techniques in the book to name, but these are […]

The post 3 reasons you need the new edition of PROC TABULATE by Example appeared first on The SAS Bookshelf.

5月 202015
 

This SAS tip is from Robert Virgile and his book “SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques”. We hope you find this tip useful. You can also read an excerpt from Virgile’s book. When CALL SYMPUT creates a new macro variable, it places that variable in “the closest non-empty symbol […]

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