Mark Jordan
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Technical Trainer

Mark Jordan is an instructor and course developer at SAS Institute. He grew up in northeast Brazil, retired from the US Navy submarine force in 1994, and has been a SAS programmer ever since. After a nomadic life, Mark seems to have finally settled in Cary, NC with his wife Lori, and their two cats, Tiger Man and Tango.

Recent Posts

Jedi in Paradise - SAS Global Forum 2014

I'll be at SAS Global Forum again this year. I do SO love SAS Global Forum and the opportunity to talk DATA step, SQL, Macro ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks - DS2 gives you more to LIKE

I've been a busy Jedi the last few months and have spent the bulk of my non-teaching days learning new Jedi SAS tricks to share ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks: May the 4th be with you

May 4 is celebrated by some folks as "Star Wars Day". Of course, this makes a SAS Jedi wonder "What is the SAS date of ... Read More

SAS Jedi in Paradise #2 - Speechless in San Francisco

Somewhere between RDU and SFO I realized that the tickle and cough I'd had the last couple of days wasn't really a reaction to the ... Read More

SAS Jedi in Paradise #1

It's hard to believe I'm heading out to SAS Global Forum for the first time as a SAS employee! Before coming to SAS, I had ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks: Finding Tattoine with DS2

NASA's Kepler mission has discovered a world where two suns set over the horizon instead of just one. The planet, called Kepler-16b, is the most ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks: Reset SAS System Options

One of my students emailed me, asking how to easily reset SAS system options. He was looking for a one-liner solution, just like you get ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks: FUNC(y) Formats

In the previous episode, we built our own custom SAS function - a masterful trick indeed. Gordon Keener, a developer here at SAS, responded exuberantly ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks – Roll Your Own Function

A SAS user (who lives in the the US) emailed me a question about SAS functions. He was reading UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) datetime values from ... Read More

Jedi SAS Tricks: Some Experience Required

As a Master Chief in US Navy submarines, one of my favorite sayings was “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgment.” ... Read More