I’ve added an explanation of what each membership level can do

The following table can be found here, but with extra links there to help you register for the correct membership level on this site. Each membership level builds on the previous level, so for each successive level the blue boxes highlight the new areas and access added:

Membership level Blog & Forums Access
Not logged in Blog posts Read
SAS Skills Discussion Forum Read linked topics only
SAS Job Listings Read
Free membership Blog posts Read & Comment
SAS Skills Discussion Forum Read and Write Topics & Reply
SAS Job Listings Read
Programmer membership (includes Free membership) Blog posts Read & Comment
SAS Skills Discussion Forum Read and Write Topics & Reply
SAS Programming Forum Read and Write Topics & Reply
SAS course Read Topics & Reply
SAS Job Listings Read
Recruiter membership (includes Programmer membership) Blog posts Read & Comment
SAS Skills Discussion Forum Read and Write Topics & Reply
SAS Programming Forum Read and Write Topics & Reply
SAS course Read Topics & Reply
SAS Job Listings Read & Post New Jobs

The SAS course now has 18 topics in 3 sections

The SAS course continues to grow, and now has 18 topics in 3 different sections:

  • [A] SAS components – 2 topics
  • [B] Data Steps – 11 topics
  • [F] PROC SQL – 5 topics (2 new topics!)

The SAS course topics themselves can only be accessed by Programmer level members, but Free members can read the SAS course – Home page and see the individual topic names.

More topics and sections are being developed, so register for free now to be kept up-to-date about all of the news, so you can take advantage of the Programmer level when it suits you best!

You may not be able to access my blog!

Hi everyone,

I’ve updated my blog site to fix a bug in the forum software, and you may not now be able to access the site in the way you’ve done so in the past. Using http://blog.hollandnumerics.org.uk will still work, but any web addresses including “:8000” will now fail.

You have 2 choices:

Why has the change been made?

When the site was accessed using port 8000, the forum software bbPress would not accept replies to forum topics. It should have done so, but it just didn’t work. Using port 80 (the default for web sites) bbPress will now successfully accept replies to forum topics, so please feel free to ask questions, and offer suggestions in forum replies.

I’m now looking forward to your topic replies.

…………Phil

Are you learning about SAS?

Anyone learning about SAS can take advantage of the SAS University Edition. This can be downloaded to your Windows or Linux platform as a free virtual machine compatible with VirtualBox or VMware Player (both free too!), or accessed online through an Amazon AWS environment (also free!). Full details about what you need to do can be found at http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html. Just follow the Get free software link on this web page.

Note that this version of SAS must only be used for learning about SAS, and is not intended for commercial use. The full list of permitted uses for the SAS University Edition can be found here.

The SAS course now has 16 topics in 3 sections

The SAS course continues to grow, and now has 16 topics in 3 different sections:

  • [A] SAS components – 2 topics
  • [B] Data Steps – 11 topics
  • [F] PROC SQL – 3 topics

The SAS course topics themselves can only be accessed by Programmer level members, but Free members can read the SAS course – Home page and see the individual topic names.

More topics and sections are being developed, so register for free now to be kept up-to-date about all of the news, so you can take advantage of the Programmer level when it suits you best!

A new SAS course section about PROC SQL has been started

While I have been working on the final topic(s) for the Data Steps section of the SAS course on the FILE & PUT statements, I have read a number of questions on the web about PROC SQL syntax. I was not going to start this section until somewhat later, but I have decided to publish the first few topics to explain some of the most useful PROC SQL syntax, so look out for the following topics in the next few weeks:

  • SELECT & FROM
  • ORDER BY
  • GROUP BY & HAVING
  • Joins, WHERE & ON
  • INTO
  • DISTINCT
  • Summary functions

The SAS course topics can only be accessed by Programmer level members, but Free members can read the SAS course – Home page.