Victoria SAS Users Group (SUAVe)

The semi-annual SUAVe meetings offer presentations, discussions and networking opportunities which can help Victoria-area SAS users get the most out of their SAS software. Meetings are always free to attend.

The next SUAVe meeting will take place in the Tuesday, May 10th 2016 at the University of Victoria (Cadboro Commons Building, Arbutus/Queenswood Room). A detailed agenda follows below and you may register here.

12:15pm - 1:00pm: Refreshments, Registration & Networking (45 Minutes)

1:00pm - 1:05pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks (Peter Ott, SUAVe President & Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada) (5 Minutes)

1:05pm - 1:50pm: Update from SAS & (Power)Pointing Your Way to (Excel)lence: A (Word) on SAS & Microsoft Office (Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada) (45 Minutes)

1:50pm - 2:25pm: Arrays: Data Step Efficiency (Harry Droogendyk, Stratia Consulting) (35 Minutes)

2:25pm - 2:35pm: Refreshments & Networking (10 Minutes)

2:35pm - 3:15pm: SAS/STAT: Predictive Modeling for Health (Lorne Rothman, SAS Canada) (40 Minutes)

3:15pm - 3:25pm: SAS Global Forum Round-Up (Steve Gibbs, Quintiles) (10 Minutes)

3:25pm - 3:45pm: Regular Expressions (Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc.) (20 Minutes)

3:45pm - 4:05pm: Solutions to the Open Problem (Various Users) (20 Minutes)

4:05pm - 4:25pm: Prize Draw & Closing Remarks (20 Minutes)

If you would like to be notified of upcoming SAS User Group Meetings in Victoria, please subscribe to the Victoria SAS User Group Distribution List.

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The Executive team is looking to looking to build an enthusiastic and dedicated Executive team for the Victoria Users Group. Please see the Executive team Roles and Responsibilities to learn more about these opportunities.

If you are interested in finding out more or how you can help out, please contact Peter Ott.


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Interpolation {x,y} Data with Style: Peter Ott, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & NRO (Nov 2015)

Yes, We Can...Save SAS Formats: John Ladds, Statistics Canada (Nov 2015)

Make SAS EG Your Own: John Ladds, Statistics Canada (Nov 2015)

Update From SAS: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (Nov 2015)

Open Problem with Solutions (Nov 2015)

Update From SAS: Matt Joyce, SAS Canada (May 2015)

Open Problem with Solutions: May 26, 2016

Tips for Advanced SAS Programming: Macros and Hash: Darryl Prebble, Prebble Consulting (May 2015)

Automating Your Metadata Reporting: Prebble (Prebble Consulting), Dhillon (Bell Canada), (May 2015)

SAS & Excel Importing Workbooks: Peter Ott, BC Ministry of FLNRO (May 2015)

Getting to Know CALL EXECUTE: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (May 2015)

Highlights from SAS Global Forum: Connor, Ficke and Clausen, University of Victoria (May 2015)

Linear Regression with proc REG: Gord Nigh, Ministry of Forests, Mines and Lands (May 2015)

Update From SAS: Matt Joyce, SAS Canada (2014)

Proc SQL, the Data Step Killer: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2014)

Using SAS PROC IML to Solve a Set of Simultaneous Equations: Vincent J. Connor, University of Victoria (2014)

Defensive Programming Using SAS Macros: Chris Clausen, University of Victoria (2014)

Report Automation via SAS: Edward Chang, Ministry of Health (2013)

Getting the Right Dates: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2013)

My Favourite SAS Tricks: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2013)

Visual Analytics -Drag and Drop: Matt Malczewski, SAS Canada (2013)

Strength in Numbers: Mike Atkinson (2013)

SAS Online Training: Statland (2013)

Text File Comparison: Steve Gibbs (2013)

Missing Value Imputation: Sylvain Tremblay, SAS Canada (2013)

SAS EG -Populations: Charu Shankar, SAS Canada (November 2012)

SQL Challenges -SAS & Oracle: Joel Choy (November 2012)

Best Practices & Macros Made Easy: Laki Kourakis, SAS Canada (2012)

SAS (speed) Dates: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (November 2012)

Tips and Tricks: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (May 2012)

Nonparametric Regression: Peter Ott (2012)

SGF Highlights: Siverston (2012)

Nonlinear Mixed Effect Models: Gord Nigh, Ministry of Forests and Range (2011)

I'm a Coder not a Tweaker: James Waite, Sr. Training Specialist (2011)

Proc SQL Overview: Jasmin Fredette ICON Clinical Research (2011)

Shifting Paradigms with SAS: Jim Metcalf, Testing Director Advanced Analytics (November 2011)

SAS to/from Excel: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2011)

SAS 9.3 Support Options & More: Wally Thiessen, SAS Canada (November 2011)

Test Hypotheses for Non-Statisticians: Arthur Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants (2010)

Survival Analysis with PHREG: Christopher Ake, CA Healthcare System (2010)

Proc Logistics -ROC: Colleen McGahan, Cancer Agency (Fall 2010)

Are Your SAS Programs Running You?: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting, Larry Stewart SAS Canada (Fall 2010)

SAS and Social Media: Matt Malczweski, SAS Canada (Fall 2010)

SAS/Graph: hatched from EG: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2010)

PROC SQL Why and How: Nathaniel Derby, Stakana Analytics (November 2010)

PROC TRANSREG: Gord Nigh, Ministry of Forests and Range (2009)

Demystifying the SAS Macro Facility: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2009)

Best Practices the Hard Way: Marije Fecht, Prowerk Consulting (2009)

Customizing SAS/GRAGH Charts: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc. (2009)

New with Stats in SAS 9.2: Sylvain Tremblay, SAS Canada (October 2009)

Macros for Beginners: Gitte Churlish, Churlish Consulting

Proc Compare: Mike Atkinson, Acko Systems Consulting Inc.

Open Problem 2010

Open Problem Solutions 2010

Open Problem 2012

Open Problem Solutions 2012

Open Problem 2013

Open Problem Solutions 2013

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