From %Macro to %Mend: Getting Started with SAS Macro Language Basics
Presented: Tuesday September 3, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm
Josh Horstman is an independent statistical programmer based in Indianapolis with over 20 years’ experience using SAS in the life sciences industry. He specializes in analyzing clinical trial data, and his clients have included major pharmaceutical corporations, biotech companies, and research organizations. A SAS Certified Advanced Programmer, Josh loves coding and is a frequent presenter at SAS Global Forum and various regional and local SAS users group. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science, and a master’s degree in statistics from Colorado State University.
This seminar is designed for the SAS programmer who is new to the Macro Language. We will start at the basics and cover the fundamentals necessary to start applying SAS macros in your programs. By the end of the course you will understand how the Macro Language works, what the Macro Symbol Table is and how to store values in it, how the SAS System uses Macro Variables, key Macro Language concepts, important SAS Macro Language statements, and how to invoke Macros in your programs. The examples shown in the course materials demonstrate the power and flexibility of this part of the SAS System and will enable you to apply its functionalities to your own programs right away.