The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes Reviews

"I didn't think Michael Raithel could outdo his previous book, but he has. This is an outstanding publication and should be required reading for everyone writing SAS programs. Implementing a single one of Michael's recommendations could save installations hundreds, and probably thousands, of dollars. His explanations are crystal clear for both novices and experienced SAS programmers. I was especially impressed with the comprehensive chapter on indexes, which presents a simple but effective method of reducing CPU cycles. Elimination of sort steps by using indexes could save an incredible amount of time.

Don't miss Michael's recommendation in Chapter 1 to create a set of performance standards based on recommendations from this book. If you want to improve SAS application performance, this book is an absolute must-have reference."

Cheryl Watson
Editor of Cheryl Watson's TUNING Letter
Watson & Walker, Inc.