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Recommend a Good Book on Macros for Beginners

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Recommend a Good Book on Macros for Beginners

Does anyone have recommendations for a good SAS Macro book for beginners that is easy to understand!
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Re: Recommend a Good Book on Macros for Beginners

Hi:
This is a really good tutorial on the Macro Facility. It's a great place (and, free) to start for an overview.
http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi28/056-28.pdf

Otherwise, SAS Press books by Carpenter or Burlew seem to be my students' favorites. You'd have to read a bit of the book on-line to see whose writing style you prefer.

cynthia

Other good paper links are:
http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi29/243-29.pdf
http://www.lexjansen.com/wuss/2006/SAS_essentials/ESS-Widawski.pdf
http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi31/038-31.pdf
http://www.nesug.org/Proceedings/nesug03/hw/hw004.pdf
http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/sugi28/192-28.pdf
http://www.nesug.org/Proceedings/nesug02/at/at003.pdf
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Re: Recommend a Good Book on Macros for Beginners

Cynthia,

Thank you for all your recommendations - they were excellent and I am a much better programmer for that!!
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Re: Recommend a Good Book on Macros for Beginners

I recently purchased 'SAS Macro Programming Made Easy' (ISBN: 978-1-59047-882-0) and have made pretty good use of it so far. I've found the book along with some of the SAS white papers make for a good combination.

I didn't have much, if any, macro programming experience before purchasing the book and have been able to get done what I needed to with the combination of the book and white papers.

AW
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