Did I tell you that I went to Andrew Kuligowski's hands-on workshop while I was at MWSUG 2012? Actually, I only attended the first portion of his session; it didn't make sense for me to take up a computer since I'm not a programmer. His workshop was to teach users how to parse useful data from unusual formats.
This Post-it note may not have been written by Kuligowski (SAS Global Forum 2012 conference chair), but his workshop helps me understand more of what the note is about.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of SAS Users Group papers that explain parsing techniques and give you ideas for how to use the technique. Here are a few 'for-instances':
- Dickens vs. Hemingway: Text Analysis and Readability Statistics in Base SAS®
- Using Linux Shell Commands, vi Editor, and Base SAS to Parse through Log Files and Gather Log-information
Don't be afraid, tell us how you using parsing.