Let's call the whole thing off


What do you do when you and your spouse are both SAS users, but one of you likes to point-and-click and the other really likes to write SAS programs? Is it possible to share a SAS environment, or are these irreconcilable differences that can lead only to a nasty custody battle over the data sets you've produced together?

It doesn't have to end badly. Mark Stevens shares a poignant anecdote on the SAS Training Post.

At SAS, we can JOIN much more than tables. In the words of an anonymous SAS poet:

data Marriage (Keep=Wife Happy);
  merge programmer non_programmer;


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Chris Hemedinger

Senior Manager, SAS Online Communities

+Chris Hemedinger is the manager of SAS Online Communities. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies.  He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.


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