Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 17:14:30 GMT
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Subject: HASUG August 17, 2000 Meeting
The third quarter HASUG meeting is to be held on Thursday, August 17,
2000, 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public
Health at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut..
Our first presentation will be by Christianna S. Williams of Yale
University. Christianna will present, "PROC SQL for DATA Step
Die-Hards". PROC SQL can be rather intimidating for those who have
learned SAS( data management techniques exclusively using the DATA STEP.
However, when it comes to data
manipulation, SAS often provides more than one method to achieve the
same result, and SQL provides another valuable tool to have in one's
repertoire. Further, Structured Query Language is implemented in many
widely used relational database systems with which SAS may interface, so
it is a worthwhile skill to have from that perspective as well.
Christianna Williams has been a programmer/analyst in the Epidemiology
and Public Health Department at Yale University for seven years. She has
lectured on SAS topics, including MACRO and SQL to graduate students and
research professionals as well as at NESUG meetings. She has been using
SAS for data
management and analysis in academic research for almost fifteen years.
Our second presentation is titled Adventures in Building Web
Applications: A Tutorial on Techniques for Real-World Applications and
will be presented by Jason Gordon, GE Capital Card Services and Michael
Davis, Bassett Consulting Services, Inc.. This presentation was also
co-authored by George Sharrard, GPS Corporation.
The authors recently completed their first web-based application, a
Dashboard reporting system for the Card Services Division of GE Capital.
Along the way, they discovered how SAS/IntrNet software operates
differently than they original thought. They also developed some tools
and not so obvious strategies to build and maintain a web site with well
over a hundred pages. This presentation is an attempt to share those
experiences. Among the topics covered:
maintaining a test site using automated string replacement
automating web site updates through block replacement
logging what users do without hit counters or server logs
using PUT statements to _webout -- not what you thought
returning SAS/GRAPH output to a web browser
The presentation will feature some on-line demonstrations to illustrate
how these techniques are used in real-world applications.
Jason Gordon is a Senior Risk Manager for GE Capital Card Services in
Stamford, Connecticut. He began using SAS during his graduate work in
statistics at The Ohio State University in 1995.
Michael Davis is Vice President of Bassett Consulting Services, Inc., a
SAS Institute Quality Partnerô. An independent consultant since 1994, he
previously worked for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut and the
Connecticut Hospital Association. A SAS user since 1985, Michael
specializes in creating SAS/AF
FRAME and SAS/IntrNet web-enabled applications. He is a past chairman of
the Hartford Area SAS User Group and is a frequent presenter and section
chair at NESUG and SUGI. Michael is also the president of the
Connecticut Chapter of the Independent Computer Consultants Association.
Further info and directions can be accessed by going to the HASUG web
site at http://www.hasug.org
HASUG steering committee member
Charles Patridge - PDPC, Ltd.
172 Monce Road - Burlington, CT 06013 USA
Phone: 860-673-9278 or 860-675-9026
Email: Charles_S_Patridge@prodigy.net - Web: www.sasconsig.com
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