SAS Jedi and DS2 Guru: Mark Jordan


SAS JediMaybe programming isn’t quite as dangerous as a lightsaber battle, but if you think using SAS to turn data into action feels a little bit like magic, you should know that nobody is better at harnessing “the Force” of DS2 than SAS Jedi Mark Jordan.

Mark has a resume that reads more like an adventurer than a software programmer. He grew up in Northeast Brazil, the son of Baptist missionaries, and served 20 years as a US Navy submariner. He has a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step, and he’s practically a SAS wizard… well, a Jedi.

His SAS Press book Mastering the SAS® DS2 Procedure: Advanced Data Wrangling Techniques has gotten rave reviews at SAS conferences from users who wanted to take their SAS programming to the next level. Still not sure if DS2 is right for you? Check out this short video for Mark’s breakdown of the DS2 procedure, read some book reviews, and browse the free book excerpt!


Follow Mark on Twitter @SASJedi or visit his blog.


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Brenna has been with SAS since 2013. Prior to joining SAS, Brenna worked in library sciences, digital media technology, and film archives. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from North Carolina State University, and a PMP from Project Management Institute.

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