Dr. Christian FG Schendera
Senior SAS Data Scientist & Managing Director, Method Consult

Dr. Christian FG Schendera is a Senior SAS Data Scientist and managing director at Method Consult in Switzerland. An avid SAS user for 30+ years, his experience ranges from scientific consulting, project management, and feature-engineering to statistical modeling using SAS. He views constructing knowledge as a two-way street: every step from data collection to applying methods will affect results. He has published several books about statistics, data quality, programming, and SAS. He is the author of the most comprehensive double-volume about PROC SQL worldwide. Further information and downloads can be found at

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