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SAS Conference Proceedings: Western Users of SAS Software 2014
September 3-5, 2014, San Jose, California, 98 papers
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Western Users of SAS Software 2014: Best Papers and honorable mentions

Markov Chain Model Forecast for Interrelated Time Series Data Using SAS/IML
  Gongwei Chen, Washington State Caseload Forecast Council (Best Contributed Paper in Analytics & Statistics)
When Software Development is Your Means Not Your End: Abstracting Agile Methodologies for End-User Development and Analytic Application
  Troy Hughes, No Affiliation (Best Contributed Paper in Applications Development)
Tweet-o-matic: An Automated Approach to Batch Processing of Tweets
  Isabel Litton, California Polytechnic State University; Rebecca Ottesen, City of Hope (Best Contributed Paper in Data Management)
Macros to Manage your Macros?
  Garrett Weaver, University of Southern California (Best Contributed Paper in Data Presentation & Reporting)
TLF Validation Etiquette:What to Say, When to Say, How to Say, Why to Say
  Karen Walker, InVentiv Health Clinical (Best Contributed Paper in Industry Solutions)
Recruiting for Retention
  Kathy Greer, DataCeutics; John Reilly, DataCeutics (Best Contributed Paper in Professional Development)
Quick Tips on Powerful use of Arrays
  Rahul Pillay, Northrop Grumman (Best Contributed Paper in Quick Tips)

Analytics & Statistics
Applications Development
Beyond the Basics
Big Data
Data Management
Data Presentation & Reporting
Hands-On Workshops
Industry Solutions
Posters
Professional Development
Quick Tips
SAS Essentials Workshop

Analytics & Statistics
tweet!  Reanalysis of Ecological Data from the 1989 China Study Using SAS® Enterprise Guide®
  Thomas Billings, MUFG Union Bank
Pages: 17 Size: 551 Kb 
tweet!  Fuzzy Bootstrap Matching
  Dale Harrington, Well Point
Pages: 9 Size: 457 Kb 
tweet!  Quick Analysis and Visualization of Excluded and Missing Data
  Polina Kukhareva, University of Utah
Pages: 9 Size: 961 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Macros for Standard Incidence Ratio Calculation
  Natalia Udaltsova, Kaiser Permanente; Michael Silverberg, Kaiser Permanente
Pages: 11 Size: 512 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  Markov Chain Model Forecast for Interrelated Time Series Data Using SAS/IML
  Gongwei Chen, Washington State Caseload Forecast Council
Pages: 10 Size: 314 Kb 
tweet!  A Statistical and Visual Exploration of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Database Using SAS
  Christopher Yim, California Polytechnic State Univeristy - San Luis Obispo
Pages: 10 Size: 329 Kb 
tweet!  Analyzing Phased Interventions with Segmented Regression and Stepped Wedge Designs
  Eric Wong,Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute; Po-Han Chen, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute; Dorothy Hung, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
Pages: 9 Size: 1143 Kb 
tweet!  Efficient Cut-point Estimation and Validation using PROC PHREG
  Alan Mitchell, Cancer Research and Biostatistics
Pages: 7 Size: 554 Kb 
tweet!  Options in Estimating Nonlinear Mixed Models: Quadrature points and Approximation Methods
  Nate Smith, University of California Davis; Shelley Blozis, University of California Davis
Pages: 7 Size: 607 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS to do it all
  Chelsea Lofland; Rebecca Ottesen
Pages: 16 Size: 497 Kb 
tweet!  Using and Understanding LSMEANS and LSMESTIMATE
  David Pasta, ICON Clinical Research
Pages: 20 Size: 245 Kb 
tweet!  Using PROC FACTOR for variable inclusion in PROC SURVEYLOGISTIC: A Case Study
  Deanna Schreiber-Gregory, North Dakota State University
Keywords: Proc Surveylogistic Proc Factor behavioral health risky behaviors NDSU SAS
Pages: 35 Size: 964 Kb 
tweet!  Decision Trees as a Predictive Modeling Method
  Gerry Hobbs, West Virginia University
Pages: 8 Size: 500 Kb 
Applications Development
tweet!  Differences in Functionality of Error Handling Features, SAS® Enterprise Guide® vs. Batch
  Thomas Billings, MUFG Union Bank
Pages: 8 Size: 332 Kb 
tweet!  Table Lookup Techniques: From the Basics to the Innovative
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Pages: 11 Size: 274 Kb 
tweet!  Wow! You did that with SAS Stored Processes?
  David Mitchell, Solution Design Team
Pages: 10 Size: 613 Kb 
tweet!  Automation of Appending Reports: A Sexy New Look
  Bill Coar, Axio Research
Pages: 14 Size: 1184 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  When Software Development is Your Means Not Your End: Abstracting Agile Methodologies for End-User Development and Analytic Application
  Troy Hughes, No Affiliation
Pages: 17 Size: 378 Kb 
tweet!  Best Practices: Subset Without Getting Upset
  Mary Rosenbloom, Edwards Lifesciences LLC; Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation
Keywords: SAS subset subsetting by-group by-group processing subgroup analysis best practice SQL SAS SQL PROC SQL joins LEFT join Coalesce Rosenbloom Lafler
Pages: 17 Size: 554 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® DICTIONARY: Step by Step
  Patrick Thornton, SRI International
Keywords: VOPTION,VGOPT,VTITLE,VLIBNAM,VENGINE,VEXTFL,VMACRO,VMEMBER,VTABLE,VVIEW,VCOLUMN,VINDEX,VDCTNRY,VCATALG,VFORMAT,VCHKCON,VREFCON,VTABCON,VCNTABU,VCNCOLU,VINFOMP,VFILTER,VDATAIT,VPROMPT,VPRMXML,VDEST, ...
Pages: 22 Size: 648 Kb 
tweet!  Macro Design Ideas: Theory, Template, Practice
  Ronald Fehd, Stakana Analytics
Pages: 21 Size: 150 Kb 
Beyond the Basics
tweet!  An Introduction to SAS® Hash Programming Techniques
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation
Keywords: SAS, Hash, hash object, hash data step construct, how to sas hash, sas hash basics, hash methods, hash programming, hash technique, hash programming technique, match-merge, join, author, author laf ...
Pages: 8 Size: 1534 Kb 
tweet!  Not All Equals are Created Equal: Nonstandard Statement Structures in the DATA Step
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Pages: 10 Size: 594 Kb 
tweet!  Set Yourself Free - Use ODS Report Writing Technology in SAS Enterprise Guide Instead of Dynamic Data Exchange in PC SAS
  Robert Springborn, Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development
Pages: 12 Size: 1048 Kb 
tweet!  Set Yourself Free - Use ODS Report Writing Technology in SAS Enterprise Guide Instead of Dynamic Data Exchange in PC SAS Part II SAS Code Revealed
  Robert Springborn, Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development
Pages: 21 Size: 1125 Kb 
tweet!  The Three I's of SAS® Log Messages, IMPORTANT, INTERESTING, and IRRELEVANT
  William E Benjamin Jr, Owl Computer Consultancy LLC
Keywords: notes warnings errors
Pages: 20 Size: 574 Kb 
tweet!  Intervals, Enhanced
  Derek Morgan, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Pages: 12 Size: 100 Kb 
tweet!  Delivering Dynamic, Real-Time Reports to MS Office Users as Stored Processes
  Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed; Carey Smoak, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc
Pages: 19 Size: 898 Kb 
tweet!  Different ways of calculating percentiles using SAS
  Arun Akkinapalli, eBay Inc
Pages: 5 Size: 152 Kb 
tweet!  A SURVEY OF SOME USEFUL SAS FUNCTIONS
  Ron Cody
Pages: 16 Size: 276 Kb 
Big Data
tweet!  LEADS AND LAGS: HANDLING QUEUES IN THE SAS® DATA STEP
  Mark Keintz, Wharton Research Data Services
Pages: 12 Size: 362 Kb 
tweet!  Conquering Big Data Analytics Challenges with SAS, Teradata and Hadoop
  Tho Nguyen, Teradata; Paul Segal, colleague; John Cunningham, colleague
Pages: 10 Size: 742 Kb 
tweet!  SAS and Teradata: Innovators and Leaders for Big Data Analytics
  Tho Nguyen, Terradata; John Cunningham, Terradata
Pages: 4 Size: 215 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® In-Database Analytics for Teradata: Stop the Data Movement
  Tho Nguyen, Teradata; Paul Segal, Teradata
Pages: 4 Size: 340 Kb 
tweet!  SAS® In-Memory Analytics: Beyond Foundation SAS
  John Cunningham, Teradata; Tho Nguyen, Teradata
Pages: 4 Size: 374 Kb 
tweet!  Parallel Data Preparation with the DS2 Programming Language
  John Cunningham, Teradata; Tho Nguyen, Teradata
Pages: 11 Size: 569 Kb 
Data Management
tweet!  Macro free automation to identify and drop variables with all values as missing
  Amarnath Vijayarangan, Genpact, India; Vamse Goutam, Genpact
Pages: 5 Size: 390 Kb 
tweet!  Generation Data Groups and their Data Set Metadata (AKA Dropping Bread Crumbs).
  Jess Watkins, CVS Caremark
Pages: 11 Size: 1018 Kb 
tweet!  How can I simplify ETL when I only have Base SAS
  Steve Cavill, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Pages: 15 Size: 261 Kb 
tweet!  Reporting MDM Data Attribute Inconsistencies for the Enterprise Using DataFlux
  Ernesto Roco, Hyundai Capital America
Pages: 10 Size: 523 Kb 
tweet!  Advanced Multiprocessing Techniques for Performance Improvement of SAS® Processes
  Viraj Kumbhakarna, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Pages: 17 Size: 657 Kb 
tweet!  A Hitchhiker's guide for performance assessment & benchmarking SAS® applications
  Viraj Kumbhakarna, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Pages: 16 Size: 598 Kb 
tweet!  A Practical Approach to Process Improvement Using Parallel Processing
  Viraj Kumbhakarna, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Pages: 16 Size: 373 Kb 
tweet!  Automate & Shrink SAS programs using DO loops & Macros!
  Arun Akkinapalli, eBay Inc
Pages: 3 Size: 104 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  Tweet-o-matic: An Automated Approach to Batch Processing of Tweets
  Isabel Litton, California Polytechnic State University; Rebecca Ottesen, City of Hope
Pages: 12 Size: 864 Kb 
tweet!  Don't Let a Bad Date Ruin Your Day: Dealing with Invalid Dates in SAS
  Lucheng Shao, Ivantis, Inc
Pages: 9 Size: 315 Kb 
tweet!  Dealing with Missing Data in Clinical Trials
  Lucheng Shao, Ivantis, Inc
Pages: 12 Size: 589 Kb 
tweet!  From a One-Horse to a One-Stoplight Town: A Base SAS Solution to Preventing Data Access Collisions through the Detection and Deployment of Shared and Exclusive File Locks
  Troy Hughes, No Affiliation
Pages: 15 Size: 226 Kb 
Data Presentation & Reporting
tweet!  Automated Log Analyzer Dashboard
  Amarnath Vijayarangan, Genpact, India; Palanisamy Mohan, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Pages: 8 Size: 897 Kb 
tweet!  %ICD: Using Hash Objects to Separate Records Coded in ICD-9-CM from Records Coded in ICD-10-CM
  Eduard Poltavskiy, UC Davis
Pages: 7 Size: 128 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  Macros to Manage your Macros?
  Garrett Weaver, University of Southern California
Pages: 12 Size: 570 Kb 
tweet!  Using SAS® Enterprise Business Intelligence to Automate a Manual Process: A Detailed Case Study
  Erik Larsen, Independent Consultant
Pages: 6 Size: 716 Kb 
tweet!  Using R in the SAS® System
  Alan Mitchell, Cancer Research and Biostatistics
Pages: 9 Size: 717 Kb 
tweet!  The Evolution of SAS Programs Used to Analyze Judicial Salaries
  Humberto Cisneros, Arizona Supreme Court; Carrin Huff, Arizona Supreme Court
Pages: 12 Size: 190 Kb 
Hands-On Workshops
tweet!  Point-and-Click Programming Using SAS® Enterprise Guide®
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation; Mira Shapiro, Analytic Designers LLC
Keywords: SAS, SAS EG, Enterprise Guide, Point-and-click programming, MS-Excel, data manipulation, system documentation, process flow diagrams, built-in wizards, sas training, sas trainer, sas consulting, sa ...
Pages: 18 Size: 2828 Kb 
tweet!  Programming With CLASS: Keeping Your Options Open
  Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Pages: 15 Size: 758 Kb 
tweet!  Using PROC SGPLOT for Quick, High-Quality Graphs
  Susan Slaughter, Avocet Solutions; Lora Delwiche, University of California, Davis
Pages: 19 Size: 415 Kb 
tweet!  Are You a Control Freak? Control Your Programs - Don't Let Them Control You!
  Mary Rosenbloom, Edwards Lifesciences LLC; Art Carpenter, CA Occidental Consultants
Keywords: Control file macro list CALL SYMPUTX CALL EXECUTE macro language macro arrays Rosenbloom Carpenter
Pages: 20 Size: 902 Kb 
tweet!  How to Use Proc Tabulate - Hands-on workshop
  Tasha Chapman, Oregon Department of Human Services
Pages: 12 Size: 379 Kb 
tweet!  The SAS Hash Object in Action
  Paul Dorfman, Independent SAS Consultant
Pages: 29 Size: 544 Kb 
tweet!  Getting Your Hands on Reproducible Graphics
  Rebecca Ottesen, City of Hope; Leanne Goldstein, City of Hope
Keywords: ODS Graphics Designer TEMPLATE SGRENDER GTL macros
Pages: 17 Size: 422 Kb 
Industry Solutions
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  TLF Validation Etiquette:What to Say, When to Say, How to Say, Why to Say
  Karen Walker, InVentiv Health Clinical
Pages: 10 Size: 639 Kb 
tweet!  Practice Pattern Instrumental Variables for Comparative Effectiveness
  Carol Conell, Division of Research Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Alexander C. Flint, Department of Neuroscience Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Pages: 15 Size: 513 Kb 
tweet!  Exploring Phase 1 ADaM Deriving System from SDTM
  Yiwen Li, Gilead Sciences
Pages: 4 Size: 122 Kb 
tweet!  Particle Swarm Optimization in SAS
  Gregory Watson; University of California, Los Angeles
Pages: 7 Size: 578 Kb 
tweet!  Breaking Eggs to Make Omelets: Distributing Analytic Effort with Scrambled Datasets
  Margaret Warton, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research; Howard Moffet, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research; Andrew Karter, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Pages: 11 Size: 270 Kb 
tweet!  Big Data in a Small Trial: Visual and Statistical Analyses in an N-of-1 Clinical Trial
  Marie Boman-Davis, National University
Pages: 6 Size: 321 Kb 
tweet!  Delivering SAS Reports and Data to Web Portal
  Sy Truong, Meta-Xceed
Pages: 9 Size: 495 Kb 
tweet!  Expediting Access to Critical Pathology Data
  Leanne Goldstein, City of Hope; Rebecca Ottesen, City of Hope; Julie Kilburn, City of Hope; Joyce Niland, City of Hope
Pages: 8 Size: 467 Kb 
Posters
Design of Experiments (DOE) Using JMP®
  Charlie Shipp, Consider Consulting Corporation
  Download the presentationdownload (.pptx, 1521 Kb)
Analyzing Alcohol Behavior of San Luis Obispo County
  Ariana (Audi) Montes, California Polytechnic University
  Download the presentationdownload (.pptx, 427 Kb)
tweet!  Using SAS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010 Natality Data to Estimate the Effect Size of Prenatal Visits on Preterm Birth
  Melissa Borelli, National University Graduate Student
Pages: 10 Size: 401 Kb 
Enhancing Infrastructure for Growth
  Bill Coar, Axio Research; Amber Randall, Axio Research
  Download the presentationdownload (.pptx, 1404 Kb)
tweet!  Design of Experiments (DOE) Using JMP®
  Charlie Shipp, Consider Consulting Corporation
Keywords: Charles Edwin Shipp Kirk Paul Lafler Charlie Shipp Design of Expermients DOE using JMP JMP Design of Experiments JMP WUSS
Pages: 3 Size: 434 Kb 
Professional Development
tweet!  Suggestions for Writing Better SAS® User Group Papers
  Thomas Billings, MUFG Union Bank
Pages: 8 Size: 249 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Certification as a Tool for Professional Development
  Andra Northup, Advanced Analytic Designs; Susan Slaughter, Avocet Solutions
Pages: 11 Size: 151 Kb 
tweet!  Careers in Biostatistics and Clinical SAS® Programming: An Overview for the Uninitiated
  Justina Flavin, Independent Consultant
Pages: 5 Size: 212 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  Recruiting for Retention
  Kathy Greer, DataCeutics; John Reilly, DataCeutics
Pages: 4 Size: 32 Kb 
Quick Tips
tweet!  JMP® Visual Statistics
  Charlie Shipp, Consider Consulting Corporation
Keywords: Charles Edwin Shipp Kirk Paul Lafler JMP JMP Visual Statistics WUSS
Pages: 7 Size: 1086 Kb 
tweet!  Alert when one is not Alert: SAS Call Sound Function
  Amarnath Vijayarangan, Genpact, India; Palanisamy Mohan, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Vamse Goutam, Genpact
Pages: 2 Size: 268 Kb 
tweet!  A SAS® Macro to Produce Summary Statistics Tables Allowing Additional Stratification
  Amanda Liu, Cerus Corporation; David Tappe, Cerus Corporation
Pages: 5 Size: 352 Kb 
tweet!  PROC COMPARE: What Did I Inadvertently Change?
  Melissa R. Pfeiffer, MRP Consulting
Pages: 10 Size: 332 Kb 
tweet!  Take a Macro Break from ODS-Generated Section Breaks in RTF Files
  Faith Beery, ICON Clinical Research; Ginny Sen, ICON Clinical Research
Pages: 6 Size: 150 Kb 
tweet!  It's Simpler than You Think: An example of a Patient Summary Report generated using SAS and ODS PDF
  Julie Kilburn; City of HopeLeanne Goldstein, City of Hope
Pages: 8 Size: 697 Kb 
tweet!  Conjunction, What's Your Function?: How PRXCHANGE Saved The Day
  Mary Rosenbloom, Edwards Lifesciences LLC; Jennifer Mares, Edwards Lifesciences LLC; Trina Patel, Edwards Lifesciences LLC
Keywords: PRXCHANGE Perl Regular Expressions, text substitution WUSS WUSS 2014
Pages: 5 Size: 584 Kb 
tweet!  DATA Step MODIFY and UPDATE Statements: Do They Preserve Integrity Constraints?
  Baskar Anjappan, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Pages: 6 Size: 79 Kb 
Best Contributed Paper
tweet!  Quick Tips on Powerful use of Arrays
  Rahul Pillay, Northrop Grumman
Pages: 8 Size: 403 Kb 
tweet!  List Processing Macro Call-Macro
  Ronald Fehd, Stakana Analytics
Pages: 19 Size: 110 Kb 
tweet!  Using Cardinality Ratio for Fast Data Review
  Ronald Fehd, Stakana Analytics
Pages: 15 Size: 111 Kb 
tweet!  Reassigning character variable lengths across multiple datasets for Efficiency and Consistency
  Srinivas Vanam, Percept Pharma Services; Phaneendhar Vanam, Percept Pharma Services, Inc.; Mahipal Vanam, Percept Pharma Services, Inc.
Pages: 7 Size: 172 Kb 
SAS Essentials Workshop
tweet!  SAS® Debugging 101
  Kirk Paul Lafler, Software Intelligence Corporation
Keywords: SAS, error, errors, warning, warnings, SAS log, log, debug, debugging, sas debugging, sas debugging techniques, consultant, sas consultant, sas consulting, sql, sql consultant, sql consulting, auth ...
Pages: 13 Size: 1237 Kb 
tweet!  You Say 'Day-ta', I Say 'Dat-a' - Processing Your DATA Efficiently and Ensuring Its Integrity
  Mary Federico Katz, Wells Fargo Bank; Jason R. Beene, Wells Fargo Bank
Keywords: Proc Download;Proc Upload;Proc Import;Proc Export;SAS Proc Download;SAS Proc Upload;SAS Proc Import;SAS Proc Export;SAS Data Transfer Services;Data Transfer Services;SAS DTS;SAS Remote Library Serv ...
Pages: 12 Size: 471 Kb 
tweet!  Getting Up to Speed with PROC REPORT
  Kimberly LeBouton, K.J.L Computing
Pages: 8 Size: 350 Kb 
tweet!  The Essentials of SAS® Dates and Times
  Derek Morgan, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Pages: 17 Size: 142 Kb 
tweet!  Paperwork without tears: Completing your reporting requirements in 10 easy steps
  AnnMaria De Mars, 7 Generation Games
Pages: 17 Size: 455 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Essentials I (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SAS)
  Tasha Chapman, Oregon Department of Human Services
Pages: 13 Size: 830 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Essentials II (or How to Train Your SAS Data Sets)
  Tasha Chapman, Oregon Department of Human Services
Pages: 12 Size: 605 Kb 
tweet!  SAS Essentials III (or How to Succeed in SAS Without Really Trying)
  Tasha Chapman, Oregon Department of Human Services
Pages: 15 Size: 780 Kb 
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