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The DS2 Procedure: SAS Programming Methods at Work by Peter Eberhardt

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Chapter 1: Solving Bigger Problems

big data. Big data. BIG DATA

PROC DS2

Problem Space

Clarity

Scope

Modularity and Encapsulation

Data Types

Data Space

Embedded SQL

Threaded Data Access

In-Database Processing

Our First DS2 Programs

PROC DS2 as a DATA Step Equivalent

big data. Big data. BIG DATA.

It seems that not a day goes by that we do not hear a familiar chant; even the most techno-Luddites chant it—“big data. Big data. BIG DATA.” Although there is no doubt that the volumes of data are growing, big data is the smaller of our problems. Yes, data are big, but how we handle that big data is an even bigger problem. If the problems that we have today were the same as the ones that we had 10 or even five years ago, our bigger and better hardware ...

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