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 May 19th, 2016 at the Canadian Council for the Arts (150 Elgin St., 2nd Floor). A full agenda follows and you may register here.

Please note: we will be leveraging the power of a conference app for the meeting. You can download it from the Apple Store or Google Play and it will be populated with speaker information, presentations, the agenda and more. Please click here to download.

12:45pm Registration and Refreshments

1:05pm Welcome & Introduction (Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada)

1:10pm SAS News - (Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada, Toronto)

1:25pm Dataset Functions (Greg McLean, Statistics Canada)Dataset functions such as OPEN, CLOSE, FETCH and ATTRN are powerful tools to help generalize your SAS programs

1:50pm Q&A Session (Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada)Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented

2:15pm Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

2:30pm A SAS Algorithm for Finding Nearby Locations (Andrew Clapson, MD Financial Management)Even if you’re not a GIS mapping pro, it pays to have some geographic problem-solving techniques in your back pocket

2:50pm Generic Programming Techniques for Input Validation (Cheryl Wang, Statistics Canada)A metadata driven programming approach to validation in SAS macros

3:10pm Using ODS Excel (Rob West, Statistics Canada)Learn how outputs traditionally generated with DDE can be produced using ODS.

3:30pm Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)


Past presentations are now available on the OASUS website.

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


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