|SAS Start-Up Options: A Programmer's Companion for Writing Configuration Files |
By Ronald J. Fehd
SAS Start-Up Options: A Programmer's Companion for Writing Configuration Files is the perfect companion for the programmer who wants to work smart from the start. This handy book covers topics for intermediate to advanced SAS programmers who can benefit from a well-organized, easy to set up and maintain, SAS start-up. In addition to programmers, a major secondary audience is site administrators who do not need to be SAS users nor programmers. Many others will find this book extremely helpful, from programmers and site administrators to instructors, analysts, and report writers.
Three features of the book ensure a great start-up. First, the book provides an example of both the discipline and the techniques of modular programming. Second, it provides setups for access to the site toolbox and site monitoring of job logs, product usage, and job completion. Finally, it exemplifies how to use the site tools and provides a set of programs that use the site toolbox.
SAS start-up options can be assigned either on the command line or configuration files. Sets of SAS statements for all programs can be added by either of three options: automatic execution (autoexec), initial statement (initstmt), or terminating statement (termstmt). The text addresses how to set up folders that might be in a programmer's toolbox: folders for macros, folders for research, and folders for other programming utilities.
SAS programmers and those interested in becoming SAS programmers can both benefit greatly from this book. Although it was written for programmers, it also serves as an introduction to the level of proficiency necessary to become a professional SAS programmer. Work smart from the start with SAS Start-Up Options: A Programmer's Companion for Writing Configuration Files and get much more out of your SAS software experience.