Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 20:35:35 -0500
Reply-To: Lou <lpogoda@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Lou <lpogoda@HOTMAIL.COM>
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
Subject: Re: SAS Statistical programmer
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
On Jan 15, 2:01 pm, saslearner2...@GMAIL.COM (Sarah Cox) wrote:
> Hi, all,
> I have been a SAS programmer with focusing on data managment. Right now I
> mroe interested in SAS statistical programmer, but I have no any
> background. Any suggestion about what books what should I read or what
> program I should regsiter? What's the best way to transfer from a data
> programer to a statistical programmer?
> Any suggestion is highly appreciated! Looking forward to hearing your
> valuable advice!
In my experience, probably the easiest way to transition is to talk to your
boss and state your goals, and maybe to whoever heads up the statistical
programming group. Read any books you want, but non-credentialed
self-teaching is unlikely to get your foot in the door even though it's what
will let you keep the job once you have it.