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Wed, Apr 20



A Brief Comparison of the SAS and Python Languages by Vince DelGobbo

You’ve heard of Python… but is it right for you? Come hear this Python ‘teaser’ from renowned SAS developer Vince DelGobbo. He’ll compare Python and SAS, and tell you why he’s interested in it, and why you might consider learning it too.

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A Brief Comparison of the SAS and Python Languages by Vince DelGobbo
A Brief Comparison of the SAS and Python Languages by Vince DelGobbo

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Apr 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT


Interest in the Python language has been growing steadily in recent years.  It is especially popular with students and early- to mid-career professionals, and it is likely being used or soon will be used in your organization.  Adding Python programming to your existing SAS programming skills helps you to interoperate with Python developers in your organization, helps to keep your technical skills current, and makes you more marketable, should you decide to change jobs.  This presentation provides a brief comparison of the two languages, and is intended to show you that learning Python is valuable, and within your reach.


After a successful career at SAS Institute, Vince DelGobbo decided to explore new opportunities as an independent consultant.  In this role, he is especially interested in the areas of using SAS to develop Business Intelligence/Business Analytics reports and applications, migrating SAS 9 applications to SAS Viya, and interoperability or migration between SAS and Microsoft Excel, Python, and Microsoft Power BI.  While at SAS he worked on developing the SAS/IntrNet, Stored Process, and Viya Job Execution Web-enablement technologies, in addition to his work with SAS and Microsoft Excel integration.  He has been awarded 3 software patents, and has received numerous invitations to speak about SAS technologies at domestic and international user group conferences and customer meetings..

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