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SAS Conference Proceedings: Western Users of SAS Software 2006
September 27-29, 2006, Irvine, California, 94 papers
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Western Users of SAS Software 2006: Best Papers and honorable mentions

Easy Methods to Investigate Large Datasets Using ODS Graphics and New Features in SS 9
  Aimee Foreman, Ovation Research Group, San Francisco, CA; Miriam Cisternas, Ovation Research Group, Carlsbad, CA (Best Contributed Paper in Analytics)
What's the DIF?
  Nikki Carroll, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO (Best Contributed Paper in Coders' Corner)
Font Color or Highlight? You Name It!
  Guanjun Feng, PacifiCare -A United Healthcare Co., Cypress, CA (Best Contributed Paper or Poster by a First-Time Presenter in Coders' Corner)
Using Arrays to Calculate Medication Utilization
  Scott Leslie, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA (Best Contributed Paper or Poster by a First-Time Presenter in Coders' Corner)
How to Leverage Oracle Bulk-load for Performance
  Jun Cai, Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, CO (Best Contributed Paper in Data Integration and ETL)
A Researcher's Guide to Making Descriptive and Analytic Tables that are Ready to Publish
  Kathryn Martin, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California (Best Contributed Paper in Data Presentation and Business Intelligence)
"Table 1" in Scientific Manuscripts; Using PROC REPORT and the ODS System
  Carter Sevick, DoD Center for Deployment Health Research, San Diego, CA (Best Contributed Poster in Posters)

Analytics
Coders' Corner
Data Integration and ETL
Data Presentation and Business Intelligence
Hands-On Workshops
Industry Solutions
Management, Careers and Professional Development
Posters
SAS Essentials
Tutorials

Analytics
tweet!  Mixed Model Selection via the Information-Theoretic Approch using SAS
  Jesse A. Canchola, California State University, East Bay; Torsten B. Neilands, University of California, San Francisco
Pages: 7 Size: 120 Kb 
tweet!  Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me . . . You're Using the Wrong Proc!
  David L. Cassell, Design Pathways, Corvallis, OR
Pages: 11 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  Hierarchical Logistic Regression Modeling with SAS GLIMMIX
  Jian Dai, University of California, Davis, CA; Zhongmin Li, University of California, Davis, CA; David Rocke, University of California, Davis, CA
Pages: 9 Size: 145 Kb 
tweet!  Model Selection Methods in PROC MIXED
  George C J Fernandez, University of Nevada - Reno, Reno NV 89557
Pages: 19 Size: 1926 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  Easy Methods to Investigate Large Datasets Using ODS Graphics and New Features in SS 9
  Aimee Foreman, Ovation Research Group, San Francisco, CA; Miriam Cisternas, Ovation Research Group, Carlsbad, CA
Pages: 10 Size: 698 Kb 
tweet!  Multi-Dimensional Data Presentation
  Karl Glaser, Roche Colorado Corporation, Boulder, Colorado
Pages: 8 Size: 165 Kb 
tweet!  How to Analyze Terabytes of Data with a Word
  Mark Gustafson, Analysis Group Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 286 Kb 
tweet!  Using Propensity Scores to Adjust For Treatment Selection Bias
  Scott Leslie, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA; Patrick Thiebaud, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 837 Kb 
tweet!  The Logic and Logistics of Logistic Regression
  Lawrence Rasouliyan; Ovation Research Group, San Francisco, California; Dave P. Miller; Ovation Research Group, San Francisco, California
Pages: 14 Size: 155 Kb 
tweet!  Environmental Samples Below the Limits of Detection - Comparing Regression Methods to Predict Environmental Concentrations
  Daniel Smith, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA; Elana Silver, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA; Martha Harnly, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Health Services, Richmond, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 412 Kb 
tweet!  Creating Statistical Graphics in SAS 9.2: What Every Statistical User Should Know
  Robert N. Rodriguez, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA; Tonya E. Balan, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA
Pages: 32 Size: 972 Kb 
tweet!  An Approach Finding the Right Tolerance Level for Clinical Data Acceptance
  Karen Walker, Walker Consulting LLC, Chandler, Arizona
Pages: 5 Size: 186 Kb 
tweet!  Find the Best Prospects for a New Product by Using a Data Mining Model
  Ting Wu, Education Testing Services, Monterey, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 68 Kb 
Coders' Corner
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  What's the DIF?
  Nikki Carroll, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO
Pages: 4 Size: 41 Kb 
tweet!  Easy Graphs with PROC FORMAT, PROC GPLOT, and ODS
  Apryl DeLancey, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, Santa Monica, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 68 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper or Poster by a First-Time Presenter
tweet!  Font Color or Highlight? You Name It!
  Guanjun Feng, PacifiCare -A United Healthcare Co., Cypress, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 118 Kb 
tweet!  Dynamic Code Creation Using Call Symput and the SAS Macro Language
  Mark Gustafson, Analysis Group Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 287 Kb 
tweet!  A Close Look at Numeric Formats
  Vijay Kumar, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, CA
Pages: 3 Size: 142 Kb 
tweet!  Applying SPC Methods to Improve Work Flows in High Volume Business Environment
  Arkady M. Kushnir, American Express, Salt Lake City, UT
Pages: 13 Size: 96 Kb 
tweet!  Simple Rules to Know When Working With Indexes
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: Index Where-clause
Pages: 4 Size: 394 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper or Poster by a First-Time Presenter
tweet!  Using Arrays to Calculate Medication Utilization
  Scott Leslie, MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 280 Kb 
tweet!  Calculating Duration via the Lagged Values of Variables
  Pon Su, Health Economics Resource Center (HERC), Department of Veterans Affairs, Menlo Park, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 53 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS Catalog and Printto to Document SAS Projects
  Patrick Thornton, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 180 Kb 
tweet!  Essential ODS Techniques for Creating Reports in PDF
  Patrick Thornton, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
Pages: 6 Size: 259 Kb 
tweet!  Missing Fun with Functions
  Kathryn Valdés, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 103 Kb 
tweet!  Parameter Gathering Techniques for Data Driven Programming
  Renato G. Villacorte, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, Santa Monica, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 26 Kb 
tweet!  Get the Correct Hazard Ratio from SAS PROC PHREG Procedure
  Betty Ying Wang, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Pages: 7 Size: 88 Kb 
Data Integration and ETL
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  How to Leverage Oracle Bulk-load for Performance
  Jun Cai, Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, CO
Pages: 10 Size: 87 Kb 
tweet!  What's New in Data Quality?
  Pat Herbert, DataFlux – A SAS Company, Cary, NC
Pages: 6 Size: 96 Kb 
tweet!  Advanced Warehousing with SAS 9
  Gary Mehler, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 17 Size: 375 Kb 
tweet!  Optimizing Your SAS Performance with Grid Computing
  Sy Truong, Meta?Xceed, Inc, Milpitas, CA
Keywords: Grid Computing Benchmark SAS Performance
Pages: 10 Size: 397 Kb 
tweet!  Examples of Data Manipulation in SAS: Filling in "Known" Missing Data
  Chong Ho Yu, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ 85287
Pages: 5 Size: 215 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS to Create Teradata Multiload Scripts and Check Load Status
  Wei Zhang, Department of Technology Services, State of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Pages: 6 Size: 58 Kb 
Data Presentation and Business Intelligence
tweet!  n the Compute Block: Issues Associated with Using and Naming Variables
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants
Keywords: PROC REPORT Compute Block Computed variables Composite names Report items
Pages: 9 Size: 62 Kb 
tweet!  SAS's Various Varying Variables, or 1000+ Ways to Manipulate SAS Variables
  Paul A. Choate, California State Developmental Services, Sacramento, CA
Pages: 14 Size: 358 Kb 
tweet!  Release 2.1 of SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office - Bringing Microsoft PowerPoint into the Mix
  Jennifer Clegg, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC; Eric Hill, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 20 Size: 1088 Kb 
tweet!  Enterprise Guide for Business Analysts
  Sunil Gupta, Quintiles, Thousand Oaks, CA
Pages: 10 Size: 505 Kb 
tweet!  Information for All: Why and How to Make Accessible SAS Output
  Jennifer Harper, MSPH, California Department of Health Services, Epidemiology and Prevention for Injury Control (EPIC) Branch, Sacramento, CA; Lisa Pappas, SAS Institute, Cary, NC
Pages: 7 Size: 260 Kb 
tweet!  Creating and Modiying PDF Bookmarks
  Tikiri Karunasundera, Allergan Inc., Irvine CA
Pages: 6 Size: 232 Kb 
tweet!  A Dashboard Application Developed Using SAS GRAPH Proc Annotate
  Timothy A. Kenney, Kenney IS Consulting, Inc., Ojai, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 48 Kb 
tweet!  PDF Can be Pretty Darn Fancy: Tips and Tricks for the ODS PDF Destination
  Pete Lund, Looking Glass Analytics, Olympia, WA
Pages: 19 Size: 1731 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  A Researcher's Guide to Making Descriptive and Analytic Tables that are Ready to Publish
  Kathryn Martin, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California
Pages: 10 Size: 62 Kb 
tweet!  SAS/MACRO NOTES: LInes and Columns in the Log
  Paul D Sherman, San Jose, CA
Keywords: (Line):(Column) Log NOTE: Line Numbers Macro debugging
Pages: 11 Size: 229 Kb 
tweet!  Make Your IT Resource Work Hard When and Where You Need In Your BI Environment
  Barbara Sutton, Hewlett-Packard Company, Cupertino, Califormia; Sue Davis, Hewlett-Packard Company, Cupertino, Califormia
Pages: 10 Size: 333 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Macros for Creating Custom Formatted Excel Workbooks
  James J. Van Campen, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
Pages: 6 Size: 172 Kb 
tweet!  Between Automation and Exploration: SAS Graphing Techniques for Visualization of Survey Data
  Chong Ho Yu, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Samuel DiGangi, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Pages: 8 Size: 298 Kb 
Hands-On Workshops
tweet!  Data Driven Annotations: An Introduction to SAS/GRAPH's Annotate Facility
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants
Keywords: Annotate functions Annotate Facility Annotate table Annotate variables ANNO= option
Pages: 17 Size: 374 Kb 
tweet!  Creating AND Importing Multi-Sheet Excel Workbooks the Easy Way with SAS
  Vince DelGobbo, SAS Institute Inc., Carey, NC
Keywords: Microsoft Excel ODS XML XLSP2SAS multi-sheet workbook SAS XML Libname Engine SAS XMLMap
Pages: 20 Size: 669 Kb 
tweet!  Introduction to Summary Tables in SAS Enterprise Guide
  Lora D. Delwiche, University of California, Davis, CA; Susan J. Slaughter, Avocet Solutions, Davis, CA
Pages: 15 Size: 1169 Kb 
tweet!  WHERE vs. IF Statements: Examples in Usage and Differences
  Sunil Gupta, Quintiles, Thousand Oaks, CA
Pages: 11 Size: 132 Kb 
tweet!  Getting in to the Picture (Format)
  Andrew H. Karp, Sierra Information Services, Sonoma, CA USA
Pages: 16 Size: 206 Kb 
tweet!  A Hands-On Tour Inside the World of SQL
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: PROC SQL queries views joins
Pages: 11 Size: 256 Kb 
tweet!  A Pragmatic Programmers Introduction to Data Integration Studio: Hands on Workshop
  Gregory S. Nelson; ThotWave Technologies, Cary, North Carolina
Keywords: ETL Studio Data Integration Studio data warehousing change data capture transformations ETL.
Pages: 36 Size: 2272 Kb 
Industry Solutions
tweet!  Have It Both Ways: Macros that Produce Publication- Quality Tables and Stand-alone Code
  Linda Collins, PharmaStat LLC, Newark, CA; Lisa Brooks, VaxGen Inc., Brisbane, CA; Michael Rea, VaxGen, Inc., Brisbane, CA; Alan Hopkins, PharmaStat LLC, Newark, CA
Pages: 19 Size: 98 Kb 
tweet!  Real-Time Sales Volumes Projection with SAS - A Challenge in Implementing a Data-Based Solution in the Automobile Industry
  Keiko I. Powers, J. D. Power and Associates, Westlake Village, CA
Pages: 8 Size: 52 Kb 
tweet!  New CDISC Training Initiative
  Dana Rafiee, Destiny Corporation, Rocky Hill, CT
Pages: 2 Size: 25 Kb 
tweet!  Step by Step PROC CDISC and More
  Sy Truong, Meta?Xceed, Inc, Milpitas, CA
Keywords: PROC CDISC SDTM ODM CDISC Implementation
Pages: 19 Size: 921 Kb 
tweet!  Text Mining Internet Discussion Groups: an Automotive Case Study
  John Wallace, Business Researchers, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Pages: 7 Size: 112 Kb 
Management, Careers and Professional Development
tweet!  Mapping Performance Skills: A Leadership Code Book
  MaryAnne D. Hope, Health Services Advisory Group, Phoenix, Arizona; Laura A. Giordano, Health Services Advisory Group, Phoenix, Arizona
Keywords: Management leadership performance evaluation resource managment
Pages: 2 Size: 36 Kb 
tweet!  From the Outhouse to the Penthouse: 5 Secrets to Enhancing Your Net Worth in the SAS Marketplace
  Molly Meade Hall, Synchrony Solutions, Redondo Beach, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 130 Kb 
tweet!  How to Keep Your Job and Advance in Your Career: A Panel of Manager Viewpoints
  Dana Rafiee, Destiny Corporation; Jan Hanley, Rand Corporation; Pete Yribar, Genentech Inc; Jim Baker, Amgen, Inc; Paul LaBrec, i3 Statprobe
Pages: 1 Size: 49 Kb 
tweet!  Managing Remote and Virtual Teams: Real World Examples form SAS Professionals
  Sarbjit Rai,Genentech Inc.;Dana Rafiee, Destiny Corporation;Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed Inc,;Pete Yribar, Genentech Inc;Steve Yao, Amgen Inc
Pages: 1 Size: 50 Kb 
tweet!  Changing Careers to Become a SAS Programmer in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry
  Sy Truong, Meta?Xceed, Inc, Milpitas, CA
Keywords: SAS Career Biotech Pharmaceutical
Pages: 9 Size: 259 Kb 
tweet!  Techniques For Introducing SAS To Novice Programmers
  Renato G. Villacorte, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, Santa Monica, CA
Pages: 4 Size: 36 Kb 
Posters
tweet!  Skewness, Multicollinearity, Heteroskedasticity - You Name It, Cost Data Have It! Solutions to Violations of Assumptions of Ordinary Least Squares Regression Model Using SAS
  Leonor Ayyangar, Health Economics Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA
Pages: 7 Size: 102 Kb 
tweet!  Detecting Structural Change Using SAS ETS Procedures
  Archie J. Calise, Queensborough College of the City University of New York; Joseph Earley, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Pages: 7 Size: 119 Kb 
tweet!  Just Skip It!
  Helen Carey, Carey Consulting, Kaneohe, HI
Pages: 8 Size: 134 Kb 
tweet!  Turn Your SAS Programs into Web Applications, the Simple Way
  Mickey Cheng, AMGEN, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
Pages: 7 Size: 322 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS Macros to Track Student Retention, Progression, and Graduation Rates
  Gary Levy, University of Utah, Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis (OBIA); David Ma, University of Utah, Office of Budget & Institutional Analysis (OBIA)
Pages: 10 Size: 293 Kb 
tweet!  Testing for Verb Types in Spanish: An Application of SAS to Corpus Linguistics
  Roberto Mayoral-Hernández, University of Southern California; Lindsey Chen, University of Southern California
Pages: 6 Size: 245 Kb 
tweet!  Getting Your Random Sample In PROC SQL
  Richard Severino, Convergence CT, Honolulu, HI
Pages: 14 Size: 630 Kb 
Best Contributed Poster
tweet!  "Table 1" in Scientific Manuscripts; Using PROC REPORT and the ODS System
  Carter Sevick, DoD Center for Deployment Health Research, San Diego, CA
Pages: 19 Size: 320 Kb 
tweet!  PROC SQL: A Powerful Tool to Improve Your Data Quality
  Keh-Dong Shiang, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Keywords: PROC SQL SAS Macro Data Validation
Pages: 10 Size: 263 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS/CONNECT and the Windows API to Preserve File DateTime Stamps in a Platform Migration Project
  Wayne Woo, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Emeryville, CA
Pages: 5 Size: 21 Kb 
SAS Essentials
tweet!  Guided Tour Through the SAS Windowing Environment
  Casey Cantrell, Clarion Consulting, Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 19 Size: 1200 Kb 
tweet!  Time to Take the Wheel: A Hands-On Introduction to SAS Programming
  Casey Cantrell, Clarion Consulting, Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 20 Size: 1522 Kb 
tweet!  How to Find Asnwers: Using SAS Resources
  Ginger Carey, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu, HI; Helen Carey, Carey Consulting, K?ne‘ohe, HI
Keywords: Resouces documentation web sites help OnlineDoc training SAS-L books Users Groups sample code
Pages: 17 Size: 1111 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Date and Time Functions 101
  Nikki Carroll, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO
Pages: 10 Size: 63 Kb 
tweet!  ERRORs, WARNINGs, and NOTEs (Oh My) A Practical Guide to Debugging SAS Programs
  Lora D. Delwiche, University of California, Davis, CA; Susan J. Slaughter, Avocet Solutions, Davis, CA
Pages: 15 Size: 344 Kb 
tweet!  Introduction to Formats: Simplifying Programming and Improving Data Presentation
  Elizabeth A. Roth, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Pages: 11 Size: 52 Kb 
tweet!  The Easy Way to Flexible Code: SAS Macro Variables
  Mel Widawski, Brettmel Development
Pages: 8 Size: 28 Kb 
Tutorials
tweet!  Advanced PROC Report: Traffic Lighting - Controlling Cell Attributes With Your Data
  Arthur L. Carpenter, California Occidental Consultants
Keywords: Traffic Lighting CALL DEFINE STYLE= Formats ODS
Pages: 16 Size: 141 Kb 
tweet!  Sample Survey Data and the Procs you OUGHT To Be Using
  David L. Cassell, Design Pathways, Corvallis, OR
Pages: 13 Size: 174 Kb 
tweet!  SAS/AF Software Rises Again - Enhancements in SS 9.2
  Lynn Curley, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 14 Size: 129 Kb 
tweet!  The Beginners Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don't Panic
  Eric Gebhart, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 20 Size: 536 Kb 
tweet!  Steps to Success with PROC MEANS
  Andrew H. Karp, Sierra Information Services, Sonoma, CA USA
Pages: 12 Size: 97 Kb 
tweet!  Tips & Techniques with PROC MEANS
  Andrew H. Karp, Sierra Information Services, Sonoma, CA USA
Pages: 8 Size: 61 Kb 
tweet!  Output Delivery System Tips and Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Pages: 12 Size: 484 Kb 
tweet!  Exploring SAS Generation Data Sets
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation, Spring Valley, CA
Keywords: Generation data sets generation groups
Pages: 10 Size: 705 Kb 
tweet!  User Written DATA Step Functions
  Jason Secosky, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC
Pages: 9 Size: 174 Kb 
tweet!  "Table 1" in Scientific Manuscripts; Using PROC REPORT and the ODS System
  Carter Sevick, DoD Center for Deployment Health Research, San Diego, CA
Pages: 19 Size: 320 Kb 
tweet!  PROC GENMOD with GEE to Analyze Correlated Outcomes Data Using SAS
  Tyler Smith; Besa Smith, Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA
Pages: 14 Size: 152 Kb 
tweet!  The Basics of Structural Equation Modeling
  Diana Suhr, University of Northern Colorado
Pages: 19 Size: 130 Kb 
tweet!  Clean Up Your Act: Data Cleaning with SAS
  Mel Widawski, Brettmel Development
Pages: 9 Size: 56 Kb 
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