Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 15:14:51 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: SAS library url to past SUGI Proceedings
> From: Carla Grayson [mailto:grayson@SELWAY.UMT.EDU]
> Now that I
> need to learn SAS, what books would people encourage me to
> purchase as a
> basic library? I can spend $200-$300. And I'm a total SAS beginner.
> However, I am comfortable in syntax in SPSS.
> Assistant Professor
> Psychology Department
> University of Montana
So you have some programming experience.
Unfortunately, SAS v9
and a new shelf-load of new&improved manuals
is just around the corner.
Or perhaps they'll go the
SAS Technical Report: #???, Changes&Enhancements route.
You will have the SAS CD with its (in)famous OnLineDoc,
which has -- this will blow your mind --
umpteen 1000-page manuals on it.
More than any of us wanted to know!
What's your sense of your learning curve with SPSS?
I would highly recommend that you look very closely at the
BBU: Books By User series.
You will find folks in several niches there.
What kind of data do you hope to crunch?
Oh, and peruse the url to the SUGI Proceedings.
http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi25/PROCCED.pdf <ack!> even misspelled!
We should take these folks to the woodshed
for their woeful lack of understanding of naming conventions
for urls to the Proceedings. %-Q
NESUG has their Proceedings:
perhaps they have previous years
Ron Fehd the Proceedings maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov