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This article presents three examples of SAS language limits related to the definition of the variable length, the default macro parameter value and dates.

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Presenting a Paper in a Conference

You would like to present a paper at a conference ! Here are some tips to apply on time, meeting the deadline for your paper, and so on.

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Interview with J.-F. Petiot (former Lecturer in Statistics, Vannes – France)

Interview with Jean-Fran├žois Petiot who taught Statistics at the university of Vannes in France. Video in French with English subtitle and script.

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How to Detect Special Characters and Remove them in SAS Language

What are the hexadecimal values for special characters in the ASCII table? How to create, identify, replace special characters using SAS functions?

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The Two Faces of the substr Function in SAS

The substr function is a SAS character function which can be used on both side of the equation to select a subset of a string. Here are some examples.

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4 Functions to Concatenate Strings Using SAS

The concatenation is about putting pieces of text one after the other in a variable using in SAS double ||, double !! or ‘cat’ functions.

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5 SAS Functions to Remove Blanks

You will discover 5 functions to remove blanks from a character variable in SAS languages going from strip, cats, compress,… to regular expressions.

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3 Ways to Create a SAS Date / Time

The SAS language uses it’s own time scale. What are SAS date, time and datetime? We will see three options to convert or create these values.

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Going from Character to Numeric and Reversly

SAS datasets contain both character and numeric variables. How to create a character variable using a numeric variable and reversely?

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