Chapter 1 Introduction

What Is the SAS Macro Facility?

What Are the Advantages of the SAS Macro Facility?

Where Can the SAS Macro Facility Be Used?

Examples of the SAS Macro Facility


Imagine you have an assistant who helps you write your SAS programs. Your assistant willingly and unfailingly follows your instructions allowing you to move on to other tasks. Repetitive programming assignments like multiple PROC TABULATE tables, where the only difference between one table and the next is the classification variable, are delegated to your assistant. Jobs that require you to run a few steps, review the output, and then run additional steps based on the output are not difficult; they are, however, time-consuming. With instructions on selection of ...

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