I’m excited to announce that SAS Press will have two more new books available for sale soon! Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond by Lauren Haworth, Cynthia Zender, and Michele Burlew, and Combining and Modifying SAS Data Sets: Examples, Second Edition by Michele Burlew will be available November 16th.
Geared toward all levels of SAS users, the example driven Output Delivery System: The Basics and Beyond is a greatly expanded version of Lauren Haworth’s 2001 book, Output Delivery System: The Basics. So if you have that book, you’ll definitely want the new ODS book! The new book was developed using SAS 9.2 and, at 636 pages, it is double the size of the first book. In addition to material for new ODS users, the new book also includes much more advanced material and new features of ODS, including information on the ODS Graphics Framework and the new ODS Statistical Graphics procedures. Like the original ODS book, the new book has the same easy-to-use, two-page layout, with explanations and code on the left side and the resulting output on the right side.
The second book that will be available this month will be Combining and Modifying SAS Data Sets: Examples, Second Edition by Michele Burlew. Yes, Michele has been very busy working on two books at the same time! Building on the popularity of the first edition, Michele has revised this popular examples book to include expanded content and new features of SAS software. Completely updated for SAS 9.2, the new edition presents examples that show solutions to common programming tasks that involve combining, modifying, and reshaping data sets. Some unique features of this book include:
• Examples are grouped by task, not by code, so you can easily find a solution to a particular task
• Alternative solutions are presented in addition to the main examples
• Most examples that combine and modify data sets include both a DATA step and a PROC SQL solution
• Many examples include a "Closer Look" section that describes in-depth how the example helps you complete the task
• Each example stands on its own so you do not need to read the book from beginning to end.