Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 06:51:21 -0400
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From: Charles Patridge <charles_s_patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: HASUG MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND DIRECTIONS
HASUG MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND DIRECTIONS
Our next meeting is Thursday August 20, 2009 at
95 Glastonbury Blvd #3
Glastonbury, CT 06033 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Our Topics and Speakers are:
Dwight Fowler, Version 9 Web Based Reporting
This presentation begins with an overview of SAS web clients, highlighting
the version 9.2 enhancements, but also covering baseline v9.x
capabilities. The talk will focus on Web Report Studio and the SAS
Information Delivery Portal. A key understanding is that these are the
first complete product offerings from SAS requiring no software at all to
be installed on the desktop. SAS Web Report Studio is a 'zero footprint'
tool for designing and viewing reports based on data defined in the SAS
server. SAS Information Delivery Portal is a tool for capturing and
viewing multiple kinds of content together. Typically a front end,
customers use it to congregate their reports and graphs, enabling
observation of lots of data and the status of the business all in one
place. Both of these products continue to harness the power of SAS
programming 'under the covers', and are not just for point and click.
Dwight will show how SAS programs can be used from these web front ends.
He will also discuss how this technology differs from SAS/IntrNet, a
product with which many are familiar. This is another chapter in Dwight's
ongoing, 'SAS 9 Technology Concepts', overview for HASUG. Previous
presentations have been on Stored Processes, Microsoft Integration, and
Dwight Fowler manages the pre-sales team for the Health and Life Sciences
industry group at SAS. He has been in a technical role at SAS for many
years. His specialty is SAS9 architecture, data integration and business
intelligence. For HASUG, Dwight's stated goal is to try to help today's
SAS users understand how the new releases of SAS can be of benefit. A SAS
programmer, Dwight worked in Information Systems at Aetna, OTIS Elevator
and Hartford Area consulting firms for 14 years as a programmer, DBA,
systems analyst and SAS representative before moving to SAS as an employee
Steering Committee, Coder's Corner
"Two Useful Macros for Your SAS Toolbox" Barbara Barrett, Bristol-Myers
The Parse macro takes a string and converts the individual items into
macro variables and providing a count of the number of items in the
string. The Empty macro writes either a default or customized message to
the output file when there are no observations to be reported.
"Picture This" Rob Krajcik, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Three picture formats to make your life easier
"%procfreq_compare" Chuck Patridge, ISO Innovative Analytics
This macro takes 2 SAS datasets, and runs a ONE-WAY Frequency on a list of
vars which are common to both datasets. It then compares the differences
in the frequencies of these variables, and produces a proc print of the
distributions with their differences.
"Enterprise Guide. Conditional Logic: Which Way to Go" Janet Stuelpner,
Sometimes you want to run a simple listing. But other times you want to
summarize the data. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to set a condition so
that you don't have to change your code to accomplish this? In Enterprise
Guide 4.2, you are now able to do this. This quick presentation will show
Barbara Barrett has over twenty years of pharmaceutical experience,
including work in Clinical Research. She has twenty years of SAS
programming experience in multiple therapeutic areas with a concentration
in Oncology. Barbara is currently at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Rob Krajcik has been working with SAS software since 1981. His programming
interests include: Macro functions, SQL, Output Delivery System,
transporting data between host systems, MS office applications,
statistical graphics, web design and the SAS Enhanced Editor. Outside work
Rob is mostly interested in aviation, both as a private pilot and as a
basic ground instructor, and spends a lot of his free time towards both
Charles Patridge has seen SAS in use since 1979 at more than 21 companies
on two continents. He is currently working at ISO Innovative Analytics as
a Data Manager developing Predictive Analytical Models for the Property &
Casualty Insurance and Mortgage Industries utilizing Text Mining. Charles
specializes in "fuzzy merge" applications. His areas of SAS expertise lay
in BASE, STAT, AF, FSP, Macros, and ETS. Charles founded the Hartford Area
SAS User Group in 1983 and has been a member of the steering committee
ever since. His website www.SCONSIG.com (SAS Consultant Special Interest
Group) shares SAS Tips and Techniques and "links jobs with people and
people with jobs" worldwide since 1994. Charles holds a BS in Mathematics
with 40 graduate hours in Statistics and passed LOMA I & II, HIAA I & II,
Actuarial Parts I & II.
Janet Stuelpner provided programming support in the areas of clinical
trials, outcomes research and the financial industry. Janet has been a
participant in many user groups on all levels as a chairperson, section
chair and speaker. She most recently joined SAS Institute as a Solutions
Architect in the Health and Life Sciences Industry Solutions Group.
Remember, space is limited so only 50 attendees can be accomodated. Go to
www.Hasug.org and register to attend this meeting. Once we have 50
registered attendees, we will shut down the registration process.
Also, the latest HASUG Flash is ready for viewing at www.hasug.org
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
The HASUG Steering Committee.