Kirk Paul Lafler
Consultant/Founder, Software Intelligence Corporation
Kirk Paul Lafler is an entrepreneur, founder, and consultant at Software Intelligence Corporation and has worked with SAS software since 1979. As a SAS consultant, application developer, programmer, data analyst, educator, and author at Software Intelligence Corporation, Kirk currently serves as a lecturer and adjunct professor at San Diego State University, an advisor and SAS programming adjunct professor at the University of California San Diego Extension, and an educator who teaches SAS courses, workshops, seminars, and webinars to thousands of users around the world. Kirk has also authored or co-authored several books including PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Third Edition (SAS Press 2019) and Google® Search Complete! (Odyssey Press 2014); hundreds of papers and articles on a variety of SAS topics; selected as an invited speaker, educator, keynote and section leader at SAS user group conferences and meetings worldwide; and is the recipient of 25 "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
- A SAS user since 1986, Robert Obenchain is Principal Consultant at Risk Benefit Statistics LLC in Carmel, Indiana.
- Douglas E. Faries is Senior Research Advisor at Lilly USA, where he oversees statistical design and analysis support for Health Outcomes Research.
- Felicitas Kuehne is a Senior Scientist in Health Decision Science and Epidemiology and Coordinator of the Program on Causal Inference in Science at the Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment at UMIT in Austria. She conducts decision-analytic modeling studies for causal research questions in several disease areas and teaches epidemiology and causal inference. She is the Coordinator of the HTADS course “Causal Inference in Observational Studies and Clinical Trials Affected by Treatment Switching: A Practical Hands-on Workshop.”
- Prof. Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD is a Professor of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, and Chair of the Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA at UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Austria. He is also Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.