Statistical Programming

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Statistical Programming

I am a junior statistical sas programmer in pharma company..Could any one explain me what is generating tables,listings and graphs from scratch.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Statistical Programming

So what do you program now as a "Statistical SAS Programmer"?

From scratch is not very specific, but I believe it would involve writing at least one SAS program.

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Re: Statistical Programming

Posted in reply to data_null__

thanks for your reply..what is actually mean writing sas programm from scratch.

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My wild and random guess because that is a very broad question.

SAS currently has two ways to develop programs - EG (Enterprise Guide) which is mostly point and click - similar to SPSS.

SAS BASE or FOUNDATION involves coding from 'scratch' like R or even Fortran or C++. You can access SAS BASE/FOUNDATION and write code through EG

BASE/FOUNDATION is very powerful in allowing to create tables/graphs automatically that are required for clinical trials. I automated the reporting for the CONSORT diagrams required for a clinical trial recently. 

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Re: Statistical Programming

Thank you.

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Re: Statistical Programming

Sometimes "from scratch" means that you write the program starting fresh.  The opposite would be copying an existing program, and making a few changes to it to make it applicable to your current data.

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Posted in reply to Astounding

Thanks for your answer.

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