There is more to SAS® than a programming language and more to the output than p-values. With that in mind, this book integrates information from discussions with colleagues over several years, who contributed ideas to the selection of content for this book. Several colleagues helped by reading early versions and providing suggestions on various topics from their area of expertise. They include Terry D. Bilhartz, PhD (Sam Houston State University), Linda Hynan, PhD (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas), and Cecil Hallum (Sam Houston State University).
We are also indebted to the fine editorial and production staff at Wiley and for the reviewers who provided valuable insights and suggestions. In particular, we would like to thank Susanne Steitz-Filler, Senior Editor; Sari Friedman, Senior Editorial Assistant; Dilip Kizzhakkera, Production Editor; and Lincy Priya, Project Manager for their help in getting this work into print.
We appreciate students and TAs who helped identify errors and typos in the early manuscripts. These include Chelsea Allen, Jeremy (Jiadong) Yang, Yusun Xia, Alanood Alotaibi, Daniel Ashy, Curtis Bradbury, Andrew Buck, Ashton Chmielewski, Alexandra Douglass, Robert Farrow, Benjamin Grisz, Tian Hang, Samantha Hirt, Rebin Kawani, Christina Kozell, Tony Nguyen, Morgan Slottje, Micah Thornton, Jeremy Wang, Peter Wendel, Kaitlin Willis, Xi Wu, and Yusun Xia.
Above all, we wish to thank our wives, E'Lynne and Beverly, for their patience and support ...