Are you learning SAS at school? Or did you show up for work one day and find out you'd be creating reports with this thing called SAS? Maybe you're familiar with some flavors of SAS but prepping your palate to learn another.
Whatever your newbie circumstance, SAS Global Forum probably has something for you.
Below, for your convenience, is a sample of sessions you may find helpful (in alphabetical order by title). Yes, there's plenty more. I picked topics that seem geared to the newest of the newbs in a particular area. Instructions to slice and dice the session catalog follows the list.
Presenters: If you want to plug your session, tell us about it in the comments.
Learn to bring analytics and analytical thinking into your decision-making by using SAS® Visual Analytics. We explore everything from smart, automated tools that can help you find insights within your data to simple charts and rules that can help you determine the usefulness of your insights.
Learn to avoid the tedious, error-prone business of typing long lists of values by using the INTO clause with the SQL procedure. By assigning a single value or multiple values to a macro variable, you'll save time and reduce errors.
Learn about SAS support and learning resources. While geared toward users who have less than two years of experience with SAS, this session is appropriate for anyone who would like to increase their knowledge.
Learn about SAS Enterprise Guide's data exploration tools, workspace layout, and enhanced programming environment. You will also learn how to easily create reports and graphics and produce the output formats that you need (XLS, PDF, RTF, HTML, and PPT).
Learn how Python integrates with SAS® Viya®. Specifically: You'll see how to use Python SWAT to first connect to a CAS session, load data from Python into CAS, and use CAS action sets to analyze it. Then you'll learn how to make the data available to other applications, such as SAS® Visual Analytics.
Okay, no shame, I'll break the ice and plug my workshop 🙂
Feel free to stop by, say hello, and write some SAS code in the Hands-On-Workshop: SAS Data Quality Programming Challenge. While 60% of a data scientists time is estimated to be spent on cleaning and ensuring the quality of data, that means nearly half is still spent on various other related topics. Regardless of your skill level, this workshop has a track for you. There's segments for the advanced programmer, the data quality purist, the beginner who can't tell data step from two step, and an "anything goes" section for visualization and exploratory analysis. Or for the more hard-core of you challenge-takers, you can run all four challenges in order to go from a mess of raw data to visualizations or analysis of your clean handiwork.
The workshop only lasts an hour so if you can't get enough SAS programming practice in, or want to try that full run-through, we'll be sharing the full workshop to the Communities to access later on. Hope to see some of you there!
Registration is open! SAS is returning to Vegas for an AI and analytics experience like no other! Whether you're an executive, manager, end user or SAS partner, SAS Innovate is designed for everyone on your team. Register for just $495 by 12/31/2023.
If you are interested in speaking, there is still time to submit a session idea. More details are posted on the website.