The FORMAT procedure in SAS is a very powerful and productive tool, but many beginning programmers don't make use of it. During this session, discover the benefits and convenience of the FORMAT procedure.

What You'll Learn 

  • The basics of SAS formats and the FORMAT procedure.
  • How formats can facilitate SAS programming, from displaying data in a variety of ways to grouping and looking up data.  
  • How to create and maintain permanent formats and how to use formats for a variety of tasks. For example, you can use formats to group data and to conditionally highlight procedure output.

Who Should Attend
Programmers who need tools to help with data exploration, manipulation and analysis.

Featured Presenter
Christine R. Riddiough, Technical Trainer at SAS, teaches programming, statistics and business intelligence for the Education Division at SAS. She also maintains several applications for the division. Riddiough received her master’s degree in astrophysics from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She was on the staff of the University of Illinois School of Public Health, where she was involved in research on environmental health and epidemiology. She has taught science, mathematics and computer programming at colleges and universities.


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