Wednesday Half-Day Class Richann Watson

Getting Started with PROC REPORT: Understanding the Building Blocks

Presented: Wednesday September 4, 2019, 8:00am-11:30am

Presented by:
Richann Watson is an independent statistical programmer and CDISC consultant based in Ohio. She has been using SAS since 1996 with most of her experience being in the life sciences industry. She specializes in analyzing clinical trial data and implementing CDISC standards. Additionally, she is a member of the CDISC ADaM team and various sub-teams.

Richann loves to code and is an active participant and leader in the SAS User Group community. She has presented numerous papers, posters, and training seminars at SAS Global Forum, PharmaSUG, and various regional and local SAS user group meetings. Richann holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Northern Kentucky University and master’s degree in statistics from Miami University.

Although PROC REPORT has been available since Version 6.07, the procedure is generally underutilized. One reason is that the syntax of the procedure is unique with the SAS System.  Learning the basic structure in an organized way allows the programmer to easily transition from simple to increasingly more complex tables. This Seminar will show how PROC REPORT works and thinks through a series of increasingly more complex examples.

Examples will include:
• An introduction to the basic syntax of the PROC step
• Introduction to the COLMN, DEFINE, COMPUTE, BREAK, and RBREAK statements
• The demonstration of addition of text to headers and value descriptions
• The use of the DEFINE statement to form groups and columns
• The generation of breaks before and after groups
• The generation of breaks before and after the report
• Use of Aliases

Materials: Printed copy of the slides set up for note taking.
SAS Software Packages: Base SAS
Intended Audience: Beginner to PROC REPORT
Length and Format: Half-day lecture