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SAS Hash Object Programming Made Easy by Michele M. Burlew

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Chapter 1:  An Overview of Hash Objects
What Are Hash Objects?
Introducing a Simple Hash Object Application

Programming hash objects in SAS sounds like a geeky process. A quick review of the statements associated with hash objects shows that the statements look geeky too. Although the items that are associated with hash object programming seem to resemble statements or functions, they are not called statements or functions. Instead they are called methods and they’re written in something called dot notation!

If you are reading this book, you probably already know how to write a DATA step. And you may have picked up this book to figure out if it’s worth your time to learn a new way of processing data in the DATA step. You understand how SAS ...

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