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SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide by Philip R. Holland

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PART I

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Programming Efficiency Techniques

Overview

Throughout my career, I have worked in industries where programming performance was central to my job. This part of the book examines various aspects of programming performance:

  • Chapter 1, “The Basics of Efficient SAS Coding,” looks at performance in terms of the difference between the speed of program processing and program maintenance, and how to program to make maintenance easier.
  • Chapter 2, “How to Use Lookup Tables Effectively,” examines different techniques for merging large data sets with one or more smaller data sets, and how the performance of each technique changes with increasing data ...

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