A Serious Look Macro Quoting

Date Added: Mar 2010
Format: PDF

One can make decisions macro with %IF and do looping with %DO-loops. But there are times when one doesn't understand why the beast does what it does. Now what? It is time to come to this presentation. It is time to take a serious look at macro quoting. The author has often said that anyone who thinks macro quoting is simple, probably doesn't understand the problem; so the author has been there. Now the author wants to explain how simple it is. Everything relevant to this paper is in BASE SAS. Although the examples have been executed on a PC under Windows, the examples are independent of any particular operating system with the exception of file definitions.