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Tricia Aanderud's Blog – December 2012 Archive (2)

Does your SAS code know what time it is? It’s %NOW

Written By Quentin McMullen

In 1986 the Beastie Boys released their classic debut album, License to Ill, and the last track posed a question: “What’s the time?”  The Beasties answered with an anthem, “It’s time to get ill.”  I think Peter Crawford, SAS programmer extraordinaire, would have answered more simply.  What time is it?  It’s %now.

%Now – a Timestamp Macro

%Now generates a timestamp.   It’s a simple SAS macro, but despite its simplicity, it…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on December 20, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments

Put all Your Code in an Elephant Trunk!

Last week while searching for a code snippet through several folders of information, I realized that the code was still on my old computer ... ugh! One of my weekend projects was to organize my code examples somewhere -  I'm going to try Evernote, which I have been using to organize other items. Evernote uses an elephant for it's mascot - because elephants never forget. That's what I need!

Easy to Organize and Find Code…


Added by Tricia Aanderud on December 17, 2012 at 4:34am — No Comments

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