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PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy: A Guide for SAS Users

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PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy: A Guide for SAS Users by Kevin D Smith


Before Kevin Smith's PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy: A Guide for SAS Users, there hasn't been a book that focused just on PROC TEMPLATE. Although the SAS reference documentation is extensive, it doesn't really focus on "why" you would use PROC TEMPLATE for reporting. In addition, List and Textblock templates are experimental in 9.2, so there is no current documentation for them. The use of templates is only going to increase with each version of SAS, so a book like this fills a wide gap.

Regardless of your field, if you use SAS, you are eventually going to want to create reports. These can be in the form of tables that analysis procedures create, or by using PROC TABULATE, REPORT, or PRINT to create your own table structures. However, there is another way to create tables: PROC TEMPLATE, which is what almost all procedures in SAS use to create tables, and users can create table templates to display their own data. Let PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy show you how!

Anticipated publication date: Fall 2011. Let me know when this book is available.