Presentations

I have taught many classes and given many presentations over the years. I'm known for being an entertaining speaker, even when presenting dry geeky subjects. My presentations often encorporate varied metaphors and stories to get a point across.

The slides to my presentations do not always give the whole story.  For instance, my presentation on ODS packages/zip files was presented as a primer on learning Argentine tango.

My presentation on inline formatting used the poem 'Jabberwocky' in such a way that it was translated through the presentation revealing that not everything is as it might at first seem.

My presentations generally adapt to the locale, the audience, current events, and topics.  I have given many successful presentations, including keynotes, with no slides and minimal preparation, so that I can truly engage with the audience and present ideas in dynamic ways.

ODS HTML Evolution, HTML that scrolls, panels, floats, Reads, and Integrates

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

ODS HTML Evolution, HTML that scrolls, panels, floats, Reads, and Integrates

ODS HTML Evolution, HTML that scrolls, panels, floats, Reads, and Integrates The ODS HTML tagset has been long neglected in favor of Excel. It’s time to revisit HTML and get it up to date with the latest technology. This is a research tagset to see just what we can do with what we have.

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ODS ExcelXP: Tag Attr Is It! Using and Understanding the TAGATTR= Style Attribute with the ExcelXP Tagset

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

ODS ExcelXP: Tag Attr Is It! Using and Understanding the TAGATTR= Style Attribute with the ExcelXP Tagset

‘ODS ExcelXP: Tag Attr Is It! Using and Understanding the TAGATTR= Style Attribute with the ExcelXP Tagset’ The ExcelXP tagset tries to solve many problems. Frequently, the hardest part of solving a problem is giving control the programmer using the tagset. The ExcelXP tagset uses an old unused ODS style attribute called tagattr to give some control over various things within the tagset. That list of things has grown over the years. This paper explains all the options and how they work.

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Inline Formatting with ODS Markup

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

Inline Formatting with ODS Markup

Inline Formatting with ODS Markup  Learn all about the new way ODS does inline formatting, and how not everything is as it might appear on the surface, much like Jabberwocky. Jabberwocky sounds nice, and seems nonsensical until you translate it and see what is really going on.

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ODS Packages: Putting Some Zip in Your ODS Output

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

ODS Packages: Putting Some Zip in Your ODS Output

‘ODS Packages: Putting Some Zip in Your ODS Output’   Learn how to automatically create zip files with the output from your SAS programs. It’s easier than learning Argentine tango, and tango only has 3 steps.

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ODS Markup, Tagsets and Styles! Taming ODS Styles and Tagsets

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

ODS Markup, Tagsets and Styles! Taming ODS Styles and Tagsets

‘ODS Markup, Tagsets and Styles! Taming ODS Styles and Tagsets’ Is all about learning just how ODS styles and Tagsets interact. There is a lot of flexiblity and control that can be had by combining the powers of ODS styles with Tagsets.

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ODS and Office Integration

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

ODS and Office Integration

‘ODS and Office Integration’  This paper is all about getting your SAS output into the Office application of your choice. It could be Excel or Word or Powerpoint. Or, maybe it’s just about sending your data to someone else.

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PROC REPORT, the Right Tool for the Job

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS | 0 comments

PROC REPORT, the Right Tool for the Job

‘PROC REPORT, the Right Tool for the Job’ is a tutorial I gave by Request to the Hawaii SAS users group in 2006. It is proc report in a very compressed nutshell. It is really surprising just how much of Proc Report’s power can be revealed in a couple of hours. If you want a jumpstart on Proc Report, start with these examples! I even through in some tagset modifications for some really nice effects. [paper] Hawaii SAS Users group, 2006. This was a tutorial given especially for the Hawaii SAS user group’s  SAS day. It was really a tutorial and was almost two hours in length.  The examples progressed very logically and slowly revealed what you need to know to start using Proc Report to create amazing reports. Proc Report is amazingly versatile and powerful. Learn how to use it and your reporting life will be much easier. [/paper] ‘PROC REPORT, the Right Tool for the Job’  Covers a lot of ground.  Everything you need to know for basic reporting and then some. Compute blocks, computed columns, column aliases, analysis columns, noprint, style over rides, even computed urls for drill down reports. Then on top of it all using the slider and survey tagsets to create some really nice tables.  You may want to change the colors in the stylesheet from green, yellow and red to something else!  The slides are fairly straight forward, get the example code from my repository for the full story. Everything is available in my GitHub repositories. This paper as with all of my SAS papers is a available from my SAS-Papers github repository.   The example code for this paper can be found in my SAS-Examples github...

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The Beginner’s Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don’t Panic!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

The Beginner’s Guide to ODS MARKUP: Don’t Panic!

“The Beginners Guide to ODS Markup: Don’t Panic!” is all about finding your way around with ODS Markup and Tagsets. I took a hint from ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and wrote ‘Don’t panic’ on the front in nice friendly letters.

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SAS Reports of your dreams

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets | 0 comments

SAS Reports of your dreams

‘The SAS reports you’ve always dreamed of’  came about because of all the people I helped and worked with. This paper is about common problems, great solutions, and the beautiful reports people were creating.

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ODS Tagset Spelunking and Cartography

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in ODS, Presentations, SAS, Tagsets, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ODS Tagset Spelunking and Cartography

‘ODS Tagset Spelunking and Cartography’ came about because I was always getting phone calls and emails from people just wanting to understand how tagsets worked so they could modify them and use them. The event driven model that tagsets used wasn’t easily accessible by many people. This paper was an attempt to shed some light on just how tagsets worked, and how to debug, modify, and otherwise bend them to your will.

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