OASUS - Ottawa Area SAS Users Society

The semi-annual OASUS meetings offer presentations, discussions and networking opportunities which can help Ottawa-area SAS users get the most out of their SAS software.

The next OASUS meeting will take place on Thursday, November 26th, 2015, at the National Arts Centre (51 Elgin St). A detailed agenda and an opportunity to register are available here. In the interim, please feel free to view the support resources tab as well as the presentation archive below.

Past presentations are now available on the OASUS website.

For more information about OASUS, please visit the OASUS website or contact John Ladds.


8:30 Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00 Welcome & Introduction - Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada

9:05 SAS News - Warren Woermke, SAS Canada, Toronto

9:10 SAS OPUS - Joel Orr, Statistics Canada

9:15 Benchmarking –Tom Kari, Tom Kari Consulting
Introducing benchmarking concepts, techniques and tools.

9:40 Q&A Session - Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada
Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented.

10:05 Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:20 Put Data in the Driver's Seat - Andrew Clapson, MD Financial Management
A Primer on Data-Driven Programming. This presentation reviews three ways of building a SAS program to create Microsoft Excel reports; one method using hardcoded variables, another using SAS keyword macros, and the last using metadata.

10:35 You Deserve Arrays – Kate Burnett-Isaacs, Statistics Canada
Practical applications of arrays.

10:50 Hash Objects – Vincent Martin, Statistics Canada
Improving the performance of your SAS programs using the Hash Object.

11:15 SAS Grid and Stored Processes – Carmine Verrelli, SAS Canada
An overview of how to effectively use stored processes in a grid environment.

11:30 Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

12:00 Lunch (on your own)

01:00 SAS OPUS - SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society meeting

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 Best Practices for Analytics: Aiman Zeid, SAS Canada Inc.

 Running a Stored Process by Querying Metadata Server: Ian Ghent, Bell Canada (June 2009)

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