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Tuesday, 20 December 2011
NOTE: 180 Terrific Ideas for Using and Learning the SAS System (Golden Oldies)
Continuing my mini-series of hints and tips from previous decades, here's a paper from my first SAS Users Group International (SUGI) conference. The 18th SUGI (predecessor to today's SAS Global Forum (SGF)) was held in 1993 in New York. Helen and Ginger Carey's paper was boldly entitled "180 Terrific Ideas for Using and Learning the SAS System", and it didn't disappoint. Whilst not all of their ideas are useful today, a significant number of them are. Note in particular their ideas regarding a) work habits, b) testing and debugging, and c) programming style.