This guest blog post comes from Dr. David Dickey, one of our original SAS Press authors. Hope you enjoy!
In the late 1970s, shortly after SAS was founded, I was approached by Herbert Kirk and John Brocklebank from SAS to put together a course on time series. This was reasonably successful and shortly thereafter I was asked by Dr. Kirk to coauthor with Dr. Brocklebank a book along the lines of the course, but with some textbook-like explanation. We did so and thus began our involvement with SAS Publishing. This predated the Books by Users program and we joined just a handful of SAS books like Littell and Freund's SAS® for Linear Models book, which I'd admired as a very readable and informative source.
We got a lot of help from SAS in the writing of the book. Deborah Blank, in particular, did a great editing job for us. I and some of my colleagues went on to use the book as either a main text or
additional reference for the NCSU Applied Time Series course which has been quite popular over the years. Read More