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The Basics of Efficient SAS Coding

  • Philip R. Holland

Abstract

Coding efficiency is generally measured in CPU time, disk space, or memory usage. This is perfectly reasonable for SAS code that will be submitted many more times than it will be updated. However, there are coding environments where SAS programs are written for single production runs and then adapted and updated for different production runs—for example, in clinical development. In these cases, a measurement of maintenance time may be more important.

Keywords

Proc Report Maintenance Time Proc Sort Data Step Proc Summary 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Supplementary material

978-1-4842-0568-6_1_MOESM1_ESM.zip (4 kb)
___ch1_code.zip (zip 4 kb)

Copyright information

© Philip R. Holland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip R. Holland
    • 1
  1. 1.HertfordshireUK

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