According to Michael Raithel from WeStat.com (Source: SAS-L)
1. Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment, by Michael A. Raithel
2. Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environment, Second
Edition, by Michael A. Raithel
3. The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes, by Michael A. Raithel
4. A second copy of Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS
Environment, Second Edition, by Michael A. Raithel to lend out to your
5. A second copy of The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes, by Michael A.
Raithel, to lend out to your work-mates.
I would order them, right away from the SAS Press bookstore!
Once you have the above-mentioned stellar, well-written, nicely paced,
extremely informative books on your bookshelf, I would recommend the
1. Learning SAS By Example: A Programmer's Guide, by Ron Cody
2. Output Delivery System: The Basics, by Lauren Haworth
3. Carpenter's Complete Guide to the SAS Macro Language, Second Edition,
by Art Carpenter
4. Proc SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, by Kirk Lafler
5. The "Companion" to SAS for the environment that you will be primarily
executing SAS in; e.g. The SAS Companion for Unix Environments.
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes
only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or
applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so
at their own risk.
Comment from Vincent Granville: if you are a beginner, then The Little SAS
book is a must. Very compact (less than 200 pages), very good