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PhilaSUG (Philadelphia Area SAS Users Group) is a non-profit local volunteer users group professional organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, increased knowledge of SAS® software, and professional advancement. PhilaSUG is registered as an official SAS users group, but operates totally indepent from SAS. As an official SAS users group we can take advantage of the support and resources offered by SAS. SAS offers a variety of support services to promote our in local users group, which includes: SAS will provide up to two live speakers per year to speak at our meetings, four complimentary books and a variety of SAS logo items for giveaways at the meeting and a SAS sent email announcement ("blast") to promote our meeting once a year. In addition, speakers from our own area contribute their expertise, so PhilaSUG meetings always offer a stimulating mix of ideas.

PhilaSUG usually holds three meetings annually (see the calendar of events ) and provides an e-published newsletter.



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Links to selected SAS resources on the Web

    SAS® 9.4 Software:

    The evolution of the SAS® architecture continues with SAS 9.4. This release, which initially shipped in July 2013, fully uses multicore technologies to deliver increased processing capabilities through high-performance, in-database and in-memory analytics resulting in greater insights more quickly from big data and streaming data. Important foundational updates allow you to deploy SAS in the manner that best suits your needs. SAS 9.4 delivers a more highly available and resilient platform for deploying SAS in traditional on-site environments along with additional support for private and public cloud deployments. With the first Maintenance release of SAS 9.4, SAS 9.4 TS1M1 (9.4M1), we're also delivering the 13.1 releases of the SAS analytical products, which means rich new features and enhancements for products such as SAS/STAT, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS/ETS and others.

    SAS 9.4 includes features that will benefit all of the users at your site.

    • For IT departments, SAS 9.4 provides a simplified architecture, increased security, and more deployment options.

    • For SAS administrators, SAS 9.4 reduces your dependence on IT with new management capabilities and administration tools. View the SAS Talks webinar SAS 9.4: What's New for SAS Administrators for more information.

    • For data administrators, the integration of the DataFlux products creates a more complete data management solution. Also new programming languages enable you to manipulate your data and access relational data from various data sources. New programming languages enable you to update data on the database and access relational data from various sources.

    • For SAS programmers, we've added enhancements that enable you to write code that gives you faster results via DS2 and the unbundling of our high-performance procedures. Review the Base SAS Focus Area for more information.

    • For the business user, reports are available from a variety of mobile devices, so you have the information that you need, when you need it.

    • For the statistician, new capabilities from high-performance model building to new methods for survival analysis increase your effectiveness and your versatility.

    For more information about the features of SAS 9.4, read What's New in SAS 9.4. If you are interested in more specifics about a particular SAS product or solution, find the product or solution in which you are interested in the SAS Product Listing: Index A-Z and review the information on the product page. Maintenance Releases and Product Updates has information about migrating to SAS 9.4.

    DS2 Language

    Draft documentation on selected SAS products for use by early adopters of DS2. The documentation on this page will be augmented, updated or removed as needed and should not be considered final.

    DS2 is a new SAS proprietary programming language that is appropriate for both advanced data manipulation and data modeling applications. The syntax of the DS2 language intersects with the SAS DATA step but also includes additional data types, ANSI SQL types, programming structure elements, and user-defined methods and packages. In addition, the DS2 SET statement has been enhanced to accept ANSI SQL:1999. This allows SQL preprocessing of input tables which effectively combines the power of the two languages.

    SAS 9.3 DS2 Language

    • SAS 9.3 DS2 Language Reference [PDF] (4.2MB)
    • SAS 9.3 DS2 Language Reference: Getting Started [PDF] (1.0MB)

    Resources to help you learn and use SAS by UCLA Academic Technology Services
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SAS Institute Training Opportunities in the Local Area:
Local SAS Training and Certification Offering
Links to other Local SAS User Groups
Links to other SAS resources:
    Sunil Gupta's SAS Savvy web site focused online SAS resource and SAS training.


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