Kirk Paul Lafler
Consultant/Founder, Software Intelligence Corporation
Kirk Paul Lafler is founder and entrepreneur at Software Intelligence Corporation. He has worked with SAS software since 1979 as a consultant, application designer and developer, programmer, SAS solutions provider, data analyst, educator, and author. As a SAS Certified professional, mentor, and educator at Software Intelligence Corporation and as an advisor and SAS programming adjunct professor at the University of California San Diego Extension, Lafler has taught SAS courses, seminars, workshops, and webinars to thousands of users around the world. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Miami.
Laﬂer is a frequent speaker at international, regional, special-interest, local, and in-house SAS users group conferences and meetings. He has also authored or co-authored several books, including Google® Search Complete and PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS®; hundreds of papers and articles on a variety of SAS topics; and a popular SAS tips column, called “Kirk's Korner.” He has also served as an invited speaker, instructor, keynote speaker, and section leader at SAS users group conferences and meetings around the world and is the recipient of numerous “Best” contributed paper, hands-on workshop (HOW), and poster awards.
Books By This Author
PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS®, Third Edition
By Kirk Paul Lafler
Kirk Lafler's PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Third Edition, offers a step-by-step example-driven guide that helps readers master the language of PROC SQL. Packed with analysis and examples illustrating an assortment of PROC SQL options, statements, and clauses, this book examines a broad range of topics and provides greater detail about this powerful database language.
The third edition explores the latest features in SAS 9.4, and includes two brand-new chapters on fuzzy matching and data-driven programming.
PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS®, Second Edition
*Replaced by a new edition.
PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS®
By Kirk Paul Lafler
Addresses database design; an introduction to SQL, dictionary tables, and tables; coding PROC SQL logic as well as complex queries; working with views; troubleshooting and debugging SQL code; and more. Covers both American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines and non-ANSI features.
*Replaced by a new edition
- Bart Baesens is an associate professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom).
- Stephen McDaniel is a west coast-based independent consultant and trainer focused on meeting business needs with simple technical solutions.
- Rick Wicklin is a principal researcher in computational statistics at SAS, where he develops and supports the IML procedure and the SAS/IML Studio application.
- Ron Cody, EdD, a retired professor from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School now works as a private consultant and a national instructor for SAS Institute.