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SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Michele M. Burlew

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Chapter 2 Mechanics of Macro Processing

Introduction

The Vocabulary of SAS Processing

SAS Processing without Macro Activity

Understanding Tokens

Tokenizing a SAS Program

Comparing Macro Language Processing and SAS Language Processing

Processing a SAS Program That Contains Macro Language

 

Introduction

Understanding the steps that SAS takes to process a program will help you determine where macro facility features can be incorporated in your SAS programs. You do not need a detailed knowledge of the mechanics of macro processing to write SAS programs that include macro features. However, an understanding of the timing of macro language processing, as it relates to SAS language processing, can help you write more powerful programs and make it ...

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