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How to Become a Top SAS Programmer by Michael A. Raithel

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Chapter 4: What You Should Know at Work

Introduction

Know Your Data

Know Where the Data Are Located

Know the Format of the Data

Know the Layout of the Data

Know the Nuances of the Data

Know Your Client’s Requirements

Know the Specifics of the Assignment

Understand Your Client’s Needs

How Can You Be Proactive?

Introduction

You will probably not be very surprised to read that you need more than just a mastery of SAS to become a top SAS programmer. Mastering SAS is a good first step, but knowing everything about your programming tools will get you only so far. Consider a carpenter with a toolbox full of the latest tools who knows exactly how each tool should be used to build a home. That carpenter also needs to know about the building materials ...

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