This book is well suited for people who are just learning SAS, as well as for people who would like a broad-based SAS reference. There are plenty of solid examples that emphasize the material in the chapters. Each chapter ends with exercises that test the reader's understanding of the concepts and the SAS code presented. Because of its pacing, breadth, and scope, I have no doubt that Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide will become the preferred book for learning SAS software in business, government, and educational institutions the world over. " --Michael A. Raithel, Senior Systems Analyst, Westat
"Ron Cody's newest book can serve not only as a textbook for a SAS programming course, but also as a reference for intermediate-level programmers. The book begins with basic data input methods and advances through merging data sets and more complex tasks.
I would recommend Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide to anyone wishing to learn or refresh his/her SAS programming skills. " --Karol H. Katz, M.S., Programmer Analyst, Yale University School of Medicine
"Ron Cody has earned a reputation as an excellent lecturer, instructor, and author. His most recent work, Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide, does not merely adhere to his historic level of excellence; it raises it to a new level.
Ron has succeeded in condensing the major components of Base SAS into one easy-to-read book. Using simple examples, he illustrates the use of the DATA step and many of its components, basic PROCs, and even macros and ODS.
Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide is now at the top of my list of texts to assist programmers in teaching themselves SAS. " --Andrew T. Kuligowski, SouthEast SAS Users Group