An Introduction to Creating Multi-Sheet Microsoft Excel Workbooks the Easy Way with SAS®
Vince DelGobbo

Transferring SAS data and analytical results between SAS and Microsoft Excel can be difficult, especially when SAS is not installed on a Windows platform. This presentation provides basic information on how to use Base SAS 9 software to create multi-sheet Excel workbooks (for Excel versions 2002 and later). You will learn techniques for quickly and easily creating attractive, multi-sheet Excel workbooks that contain your SAS output using the ExcelXP tagset. The techniques can be used regardless of the platform on which SAS software is installed. You can even use them on a mainframe! More in-depth information on this topic will be presented if time permits.

Clinical Graphs with ODS Graphics Designer
Sanjay Matange

You just got the study results and want to get some quick graphical views of the data before you begin the analysis. Do you need a crash course in the SG procedures just to get a simple histogram? What to do? The ODS Graphics Designer is the answer. With this interactive application, you can create many graphs including histograms, scatter plots and commonly used clinical graphs using a ‘drag-and-drop’ process. You can render your graph in batch with new data and output the results to any open destination. You can view the generated GTL code as a leg up to GTL programming. You can do all this without cracking the book or breaking a sweat. This hands-on-workshop takes you step-by-step through the application features.

Hands-On GTL
Kriss Harris

Would you like to be more confident in producing graphs and figures? Do you understand the differences between the OVERLAY, GRIDDED, LATTICE, DATAPANEL, and DATALATTICE layouts? Would you like to know how to easily create life sciences ] industry standard graphs such as adverse event timelines, Kaplan-Meier plots, and waterfall plots? Finally, would you like to learn all these methods in a relaxed environment that fosters questions? Great—this topic is for you!

In this hands-on workshop, you will be guided through the Graph Template Language (GTL). You will also complete fun and challenging SAS graphics exercises to enable you to more easily retain what you have learned. This session is structured so that you will learn how to create the standard plots that your manager requests, how to easily create simple ad hoc plots for your customers, and also how to create complex graphics. You will be shown different methods to annotate your plots, including how to add Unicode characters to your plots. You will find out how to create reusable templates, which can be used by your team. Years of information have been carefully condensed into this 90-minute hands-on, highly interactive session. Feel free to bring some of your challenging graphical questions along!"

DS2 with Both Hands on the Wheel
Peter Eberhardt and Xue Yao

The DATA Step has served SAS® programmers well over the years, and although it is handy, the new, exciting, and powerful DS2 is a significant alternative to the DATA Step by introducing an object-oriented programming environment. It enables users to effectively manipulate complex data and efficiently manage the programming through additional data types, programming structure elements, user-defined methods, and shareable packages, as well as threaded execution.

This tutorial is developed based on our experiences with getting started with DS2 and learning to use it to access, manage, and share data in a scalable and standards-based way. It facilitates SAS users of all levels to easily get started with DS2 and understand its basic functionality by practicing the features of DS2.