As an acquisitions editor in SAS Press, it has been my pleasure over the years to work with many hard-working, dedicated, and talented authors. Three of those authors have teamed up to write the long-awaited update to Output Delivery System: The Basics by Lauren Haworth, which was published in the spring of 2001. Aptly called a “powerhouse of authors” by the SAS technical reviewers, Lauren, Cynthia Zender, and Michele Burlew have updated the first edition, and doubled the size I might add, to include not only the basics of ODS, but they have also included intermediate and advanced ODS material, which you could call one-stop shopping for ODS.
Many of you also know Lauren Haworth as the author of another SAS Press book, PROC TABULATE by Example, and as a frequent presenter at regional and national SAS User Group conferences. Lauren will be the chair of SAS Global Forum 2010 next April 11-14 in Seattle.
Cynthia Zender is the ODS and Report Writing Curriculum Manager at SAS. A SAS user for over 20 years, Cynthia is responsible for the ODS curriculum development, including topics that range from introductory ODS to advanced topics such as ODS and XML. Cynthia divides her time between instructing and curriculum development.
A SAS user since 1980, Michele Burlew is the author of four other SAS Press books: Debugging SAS Programs: A Handbook of Tools and Techniques, Reading External Data Files Using SAS: Examples Handbook, SAS Guide to Report Writing: Examples, Second Edition, and SAS Macro Programming Made Easy, Second Edition. Michele’s fifth book, Combining and Modifying SAS Data Sets: Examples, Second Edition, will be available this fall.
The new book, Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond, will be available this October.