Fifty-Five Functions to Supercharge Your SAS® Code
Presented: Wednesday September 4, 2019, 8:00am-11:30am
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.
The SAS System includes an extensive collection of nearly five hundred DATA step functions that can provide great utility and convenience for the programmer. Many of these are relatively new and unknown. In this half-day course, we’ll look at some SAS functions that should be in every programmer’s toolbox.
Each function will be presented with concrete examples so you’ll be able to take what you’ve learned and put it to use right away. We will cover functions from a broad range of categories such as string manipulation functions, functions for controlling program logic, functions for handling dates and times, mathematical functions, and much more. This course is suitable for beginning SAS programmers, but even seasoned veterans will probably find something new!