SAS Customer Recognition — Bharat Thakkar
Bharat Thakkar is a management and programmer analyst at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
How long have you been using SAS®?
What SAS products have you used in the past and what products and solutions are you currently using?
Base SAS, SAS\STAT®, SAS\IML®, etc.
What is a problem you have solved using SAS?
Data management, data analysis, CDISC SDTM and ADaM conversion, all using SAS.
What is the most innovative way you have used SAS?
Use of PRINTTO to read the output of SAS procedures and summarize the output.
Tell us about your most memorable SAS moment.
Presenting at SAS Users Group International/SAS Global Forum.
How has SAS changed in the time you have been using it?
More procedures that make data analysis and data reporting easier.
Have you ever attended a SAS users group meeting or SAS Global Forum? If yes, please list them.
Yes, I have attended about six of them.
Has your work with SAS been influenced by any other members of the SAS community?
Yes, I always review the presentations of other SAS coders.
If you could point a new SAS user to one resource, what would it be?
Attending SAS Global Forum would be a wonderful start.