Our 7th SID featured Elizabeth Axelrod telling us more about using the hash object in SAS®. The session occured on Thursday (June 25) at 8am EST.
Using the hash object in SAS® – beyond table lookup and data retrieval – enables you to do some pretty cool stuff, solving complicated problems with code that runs efficiently and flows intuitively. And… it’s easy to maintain and modify. What’s not to like? We'll provide a further exploration of some useful Hash techniques, and offer more situations that can be elegantly solved using Hash. The main message? Don’t be afraid of Hash!
We'll talk about:
- building tables in memory during program execution,
- traversing tables,
- aggregating data,
- sorting data, and
- saving the contents of a table to a file
Hash Beyond Lookups - Take Another Look: https://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/support/en/sas-global-forum-proceedings/2019/3125-2019.pdf
SAS Hash Tip Sheet: https://support.sas.com/rnd/base/datastep/dot/hash-tip-sheet.pdf
Paul Dorfman & Don Henderson SASGF 2020 Hash Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFtKrssHyY&fbclid=IwAR2smxaWlt9a4kENzG2i849gU6B39IQT1oqGOQiFtowneq_JnwcYqtdgkuw
BASUG (the Boston Area SAS Users Group): www.basug.org