The Basics of Efficient SAS Coding

  • Philip R. Holland


Coding efficiency is generally measured in CPU time, disk space, or memory usage. This is perfectly reasonable for SAS code that will be submitted many more times than it will be updated. However, there are coding environments where SAS programs are written for single production runs and then adapted and updated for different production runs—for example, in clinical development. In these cases, a measurement of maintenance time may be more important.


Proc Report Maintenance Time Proc Sort Data Step Proc Summary 
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© Philip R. Holland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip R. Holland
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  1. 1.HertfordshireUK

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