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OASUS Spring 2017 Meeting

Thursday May 25, 2017
University of Ottawa, Huguette-Labelle Room in Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland St

8:30 AM – 9:00

Registration and Breakfast

Come network with your SAS Ottawa peers, and enjoy a free Continental Breakfast hosted by SAS Ottawa.

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome & Introduction

Greg Ludwinski, Statistics Canada SAS Project Leader, SAS OASUS President

9:05 – 9:10

SAS OPUS (SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society)

Joel Orr, Statistics Canada, SAS OPUS President

Get a preview of the SAS OPUS meeting that will be held right after lunch.

9:10 – 9:20

Presentation: SAS News

Matt Malczewski, SAS Institute (Canada) Inc. - Toronto

A quick look at new developments in the world of SAS including SAS Global Forum, internal programs and more

      Presentation (PPT)

9:20 – 9:40

Presentation: Generating realistic synthetic test data using SAS Random Functions

Tom Kari, Tom Kari Consulting

SAS random number functions can be used to generate test data that is realistic, but totally artificial to guard against risks of disclosure

      Presentation (PPT)

9:40 – 10:05

Presentation: Q&A Session

Yves DeGuire, Statistics Canada

Answers to your questions from the previous meeting will be presented.
























10:05 – 10:20

Break, Networking & Job Exchange Table

10:20 – 10:40

Presentation: Demonstrating the Power of PRX Functions

Sander Post, Statistics Canada

This presentation will show the basics of finding and validating data in text fields using PRX functions

      Presentation (PPT)

      Example 1 (SAS)

      Example 2 (SAS)

      Example 3 (SAS)

10:40 – 11:00

Presentation: DOSUBL

Jayson Shurgold, Health Canada

An overview of DOSUBL and where it is useful

      Presentation (PPT)

11:00 – 11:15

Presentation: Mastering SAS/ACCESS

Andrew Clapson, MD Financial Management

5 Tips for Mastering Relational Databases Using SAS/ACCESS

      Presentation (PPT)

11:15 – 11:30

Presentation: Proc du Jour, Proc FREQ

Daniel Stripinis, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

An overview of Proc FREQ using SODA (SAS OnDemand for Academics)

      Presentation (PPT)

11:30 – 12:00

Closing Remarks and Door Prize(s)

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch (on your own)


SAS OPUS – SAS Ottawa Platform Users Society meeting.