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Linda Jolley has been a SAS software user since 1980. She has been an instructor for SAS since 1997, and is Base and Advanced SAS Programming certified and working on the Data Integration Developer certification. She has presented papers at several SAS user group venues on various SAS programming efficiency techniques and the SAS Scalable Performance Data Server.

Recent Posts

Selecting the Second Duplicate Observation

  Dear Miss SAS Answers, I have read through a few Dear Miss SAS Answers blog posts, but I cannot seem to find what I ... Read More

Help me answer a student question

Dear Reader, Recently, another SAS instructor had a student in class who has a raw data file that looks like this: Obs    Var 1        15 ... Read More

Calculated values in PROC REPORT Compute Blocks

Dear Miss SAS Answers, In PROC REPORT can I use one calculated (computed) variable in the calculation of another computed variable? In the example below, ... Read More

A quick tour of SAS operators

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I want to understand the logic behind the answer to the following question: The following DATA step is submitted: data one; ... Read More

Automatic program execution

Dear Miss SAS Answers, We recently upgraded to SAS 9.2 (PC Version) and now when I double click on the SAS icon on the ... Read More

Moving standard deviation

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I am having a tough time developing SAS code to determine volatility ( i.e.: the moving standard deviation using GARCH approach). I ... Read More

Tracing calling programs for %INCLUDE

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I run a lot of programs that call other programs with %include. I was wondering if there was a way, perhaps ... Read More

Dear Miss SAS Answers: Help me see my ODS output

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I have a problem getting PDF, HTML, and RTF output from the Output Delivery System (ODS). It asks me to connect ... Read More

Who is Miss SAS Answers?

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I have several questions for you: Who are you really? What’s up with the Miss SAS Answers character, anyway? Will you ... Read More