"I want everything!" said a student when I paused to ask my SAS Programming 1 class what else they wanted to learn. Seriously! You want me to share everything I know in three days? The student came back with... "Well okay, what about those freebies you mentioned?"
That’s how it all started. A small class of four students kept me on my toes, throwing questions, questioning SAS behavior. I really appreciated the interactive class energy since a SAS instructor can sometimes get tired of hearing her own voice! Here then are the three must have freebies I shared with that class:
1. PROCS PDF
Have you ever wondered/wished/wanted a PROC book just for yourself, not bits and pieces that you need to pick out of here and there? Google is all fine and dandy, but no search has ever yielded every PROC you can lay your hands on. This 1705 page PDF gives you plenty of PROCS.
2. JCL paper
Often times we’ll get the mainframe user strolling into a SAS class wondering what to do amidst the ocean of Windows users. To all of you diehard mainframes, rest assured that SAS code is exactly the same regardless of your operating environment. You might just need to submit a few lines of job control language. Here’s a nifty white paper my colleague Mark Jordan put together.
What one place is the solace of every SAS seeker? Where can you find the latest and greatest SAS news? Look no more. Whether it's technology or business applications, blogs.sas.com has to be that one go-to-place to find SAS news. And did I mention it’s free too!
I hope this post was helpful. Do you have any others you’d like to share? I’d love to hear your comments.