SAS author's tip: generating a dagger


This week's featured tip is from master SAS user Art Carpenter and his classic book Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS REPORT Procedure. In his review for the book, Rick Mitchell-senior systems analyst at Westat-said "I am green with envy for the newest generation of SAS programmers because I wish that I had had this book in front of me 20 years ago when I first started with SAS!" And you can read scores of other user endorsements here.

As you can probably guess, I thought it would be fun to feature a scary sounding tip as we head into this pre-Halloween weekend. Art Carpenter is one of the nicest (and most brilliant) SAS users, but I just couldn't help myself when searching through the meaty content of his book. I hope that you will find this excerpt about generating a dagger useful in your own (SAS) work.

The following excerpt is from SAS Press author Art Carpenter's book "Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS REPORT Procedure" Copyright © 2007,  SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (please note that results may vary depending on your version of SAS software)

8.6.3  Generating a Dagger

A symbol commonly called a dagger is often used instead of a numeric superscript (or subscript) to call attention to a footnote. The dagger symbol can be generated directly through the use of the in-line {DAGGER} function. The syntax is similar to that used with {PAGEOF}.

To read a free chapter from Art's book,  visit his author page.  Also, take a look at all of the fine books Art has written for SAS Press, including a new title that is on the way "Carpenter’s Guide to Innovative SAS Techniques." Sign up to receive notification of its availability here!




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