NJ SAS Users Group 2019 Fall Meeting

The meeting is Friday, November 8th - 9:00am - 1:00 pm

November 8th

Chubb Insurance

202 Halls Mill Rd Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

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Registration will start at 8:30am, followed by three informative presentations. The meeting will be wrapped up around 1:00 p.m..


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Proposed Time Schedule

  • 9:00 - 9:20 am Welcome and Registration
  • 9:20 - 10:20 am SAS Studio or SAS Enterprise Guide: What’s the Best SAS Programming Interface for Me? - by Amy Peters
  • 10:20 - 10:45 am Break & Random Access: Ask questions, make announcements, etc.
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am SAS Functions to Drive Source Control with Git by Danny Zimmerman
  • 11:45 - 12:30 noon Celebrity Makeover: A Fresh and Modern Look for SAS® Enterprise Guide® 8.1
  • 12:30 noon Door Prize Drawing Provided by SAS

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Our Speakers

Amy Peters, Principal Product Manager

Amy Peters Hired as a SAS instructor in 1987, Amy Peters taught classes and developed courses before taking responsibility for course development and then managing SAS Education's Customer Service Department. She's now in product management at SAS, responsible for SAS programmer enablement which includes SAS Studio, SAS Enterprise Guide, and the SAS University Edition.

Daniel Zimmerman, Senior Software Developer

Daniel Zimmerman Daniel "Danny" is a senior software developer on the SAS® Studio team and has worked at SAS since 2011. Danny has been working on SAS Studio since the beginning of the project. Most recently, Danny has been working on a set of data step functions to execute Git operations so SAS Studio could utilize them to create a Git UI.


Abstracts of Our Presentations

SAS Studio or SAS Enterprise Guide: What’s the Best SAS Programming Interface for Me?

by Amy Peters, Principal Product Manager

In some people, loyalty to an interface can run as deep as loyalty to a football team, and it’s been no different for SAS® users. The good news is that a concerted effort is underway to remove the barriers between interfaces and the differences between them so that you can just choose what you use based on where you are.

Are you on a desktop? A mobile device? In a conference room? This paper talks you through the integrated future that’s under development. In the meantime, this paper helps you to understand what the strengths and weaknesses are of the programming interfaces today so that you can choose wisely.

You also learn tips and tricks for working efficiently. The paper focuses on SAS® Studio and SAS® Enterprise Guide®, but it also touches on several of the other SAS programming interfaces that are available, including Jupyter.

SAS Functions to Drive Source Control with GIT

by Danny Zimmerman, Senior Software Engineer

  Whether you work with Java, C#, or web development technologies, source control plays an important role in software development. SAS® is no different. These days, the front runner in the source control world is Git. Git is a widely used distributed source control system with one remote repository hosted on a website such as GitHub and local repositories on your computer. This paper provides a look at the Git functions in SAS 9.4M6. Highlights include an introduction to the functions and why they were developed; a quick overview of what Git is; a series of workflow scenarios that cover the functions; a functions section that describes each function; and an overview of the Git interface in SAS® Studio 3.8.

Celebrity Makeover: A Fresh and Modern Look for SAS Enterprise Guide

by Amy Peters, Principal Product Manager

  The next generation of SAS® Enterprise Guide® is here! The redefined SAS Enterprise Guide 8.1 is both sexy and intelligent. SAS Enterprise Guide 8.1 sports a modern and attractive interface, tab-based organization of content, and flexible window management such as floating, docking, and leveraging multiple monitors. Want to view your code, log, and results at the same time? SAS Enterprise Guide 8.1 has you covered. Want to view four data sets at the same time? Sure, no problem. Want to just code, without a project?