7.7 - Summary

7.7 - Summary

We've spent most of our time in this lesson learning how SAS processes programs and, in particular, DATA steps. We did this with the intention of improving our programming efficiency. In short, the morals of the story — and the ones that I am therefore allowed to harp on throughout this semester — are:

  • write programs that are easy to read
  • write programs that are well commented
  • and use the PRINT procedure freely, freely, freely to test each part of your program before proceeding
  • read the log window every time you run a SAS program
  • read the log window every time you run a SAS program
  • and did I tell you yet to read the log window every time you run your SAS program?

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