There are many ways to find someone to give a talk to your guys and gals:
1.) Talk to SAS, they can arrange to send some out to your place.
2.) Hire a consultant to come in there are many who would be willing.
3.) Find a local SAS programmer who is good to come forth and do it.
4.) Sit them down and have them read the SUGI and NESUG, and PharmaSUG
5.) Have them go through SAS-L and look up topics that their intersted in
and look at the solutions and answers.
I remember when I was getting my masters in Ag. Econ. I was given a couple
of version 6 manuals a copy of v7 PC SAS and a couple of weeks to learn SAS.
Well it didn't work and I doubt it ever would have worked. My first job
out of college the company started sending me to SAS classes, which were
good but did very little in the way of teaching me how to think like a
programmer. It wasn't until I started on SAS-L, reading SUG papers, and
reading general programming books like Code Complete and the Mythical Man
Month that I started to learn how to think like a good programmer rather
than like a hacker. Which I am happy to say thanks in large part to SAS-L I
am well on my way to being a descent programmer but I have a long way to go
to catch up to teh likes of Ron, Ian, Richard, Howard.... and so many more
than I have space or time to list....
Seeing that you are Ag. Econ. and well I was there once I bet your grads are
going to need some good base programming and a lot of stats and probably
some help with finding the right info and help when they don't know the
syntax or even if SAS can do what they want. You will want to mention these
things to whomever you get to teach your grads. Also, if it were me I would
try o have something set up where they can learn interactively, we had a
computer lab with 30 or so computers that I helped manage when I was going
to school, something like that would work great. Finally, I would schedule
more than one day multiple days will be needed teh exact number would depend
on how much you want covered and how much they already know how to do in
From: R Byrne <rbyrne@AGECON.UGA.EDU>
Reply-To: R Byrne <rbyrne@AGECON.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Looking for a SAS tutor
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Hey can anyone tell me how a Dept here at UGA can get someone to instruct us
on how to use SAS?
There are a few Grad students that would like to have someone teach us/ do a
seminar(s) so we can learn to use SAS or increase our knowledge.
Any ideas who/cost/how to go about this???
Thanks in advance.
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