A self-avowed technophile, Mark Jordan grew up in northeast Brazil as the son of Baptist missionaries. He served 20 years as a US Navy submariner, pursuing his passion for programming as a hobby. Upon retiring from the Navy, he turned his hobby into a dream job, working as a SAS programmer for 9 years in manufacturing and financial services before coming to SAS Institute in 2003. Mark teaches a broad spectrum of Foundation SAS programming classes, and has authored and co-authored the several SAS training courses.
When he isn't teaching SAS programming, Mark sporadically posts "Jedi SAS Tricks" on the SAS Training Post blog, enjoys playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, hanging out at the beach and reading science fiction novels. His secret obsession is flying toys – kites, rockets, drones – though he tries (unsuccessfully) to convince his wife they are for the grandkids. Mark currently lives in Toano, VA with his wife, Lori, and their cat, the amazing Tiger Man. You can read his blog at http://go.sas.com/jedi and follow him on Twitter @SASJedi.
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Mastering the SAS® DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data Wrangling Techniques, Second Edition
By Mark Jordon
Now in its second edition, this book addresses the DS2 programming language from SAS, which combines the precise procedural power and control of the Base SAS® DATA step language with the simplicity and flexibility of SQL. DS2 provides simple, safe syntax for performing complex data transformations in parallel and enables manipulation of native database data types at full precision.
SAS® University Edition Compatible
Mastering the SAS® DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data Wrangling Techniques
*Replaced by a new edition, Mastering the SAS® DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data-Wrangling Techniques, Second Edition
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- Richann Watson is an independent statistical programmer and CDISC consultant based in Ohio. She has been using SAS since 1996 with most of her experience being in the life sciences industry. She specializes in analyzing clinical trial data and implementing CDISC standards.
- Kriss Harris worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a statistician supporting drug discovery. At GSK, he developed an increasing passion for both SAS graphics and teaching and taught SAS graphics to SAS programmers, statisticians, and scientists. After leaving GSK, he became an independent statistical programmer and has consulted at Eli Lilly, Eisai, and MedAvante-ProPhase.
- Sanjay Matange is Research & Development Director in the Data Visualization Division at SAS, where he is responsible for the development and support of ODS Graphics software.
- Michele M. Burlew designed and programmed SAS applications for data management, data analysis, report writing, and graphics for academic and corporate clients for over 40 years. She has expertise in many SAS products and operating systems.