Three's the charm with Ron Cody


Three is the natural number following 2 and preceding 4. Earth is the third planet in its local Solar System. Humans perceive white light as the mixture of the three additive primary hues: red, green, and blue. Genetic information is encoded in DNA and RNA using a triplet codon system. Three is approximately pi (actually closer to 3.14159) when doing rapid engineering guesses or estimates.

"Three is the charm" refers to the belief that the number three is a magical number; therefore, doing anything three times would make it magically succeed.

We’re excited to announce that a third book by Ron Cody is now available from Apple iBooks! Learning SAS by Example by Ron Cody is available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes. Books must be read on an iOS device.

Ron Cody clearly explains a programming technique and then illustrates it with one or more real-life examples, followed by a description of how the program works. The text is divided into four major sections: Getting Started: DATA Step Processing; Presenting and Summarizing Your Data; and Advanced Topics. Learning SAS by Example is one of our most popular titles.  We’re excited to make this title available to SAS customers for their iOS device.

Other books by Ron Cody available in iBooks are: SAS Functions by Example and Cody’s Data Cleaning Techniques Using SAS, Second Edition

I hope you agree with me that this is a triple whammy of good news. And stay tuned…. we’re working to bring you Ron’s latest title as an eBook (SAS Statistics by Example)!


About Author

Sandy Varner

SAS Publishing Operations Manager

Sandy joined SAS in 1980 and has been in publishing for over 30 years. In addition to supporting the SAS bookstore, she also focuses on business development with resellers in the publishing industry such as the Apple iBookstore, Amazon, Google, and Barnes and Noble.


  1. Sandy Varner

    PS to Mike....yes, you are absolutely right, you can't say 'three is aproximately pi' in SAS code! pi is a serious topic here at SAS. We even have a statue on the Building C lot of pi. I was going to link you to the corporate art page but they haven't added it yet. It's quite lovely. Have a great day!

  2. hi ... as a Ron Cody book reviewer (and friend), I think that it's great that his books get the widest exposure possible

    * ps ... ;
    data _null_;
    x = constant('pi');
    put x=;


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