Chapter 7: An Introduction to SAS Programming

SAS as a Programming Language

The SAS Studio Programming Windows

Your First SAS Program

How the DATA Step Works

How the INPUT Statement Works

Reading Delimited Data

How Procedures (PROCS) Work

How SAS Works: A Look Inside the “Black Box”


SAS as a Programming Language

This section of the book is dedicated to teaching you how to write your own programs in SAS. Perhaps you have some programming experience with other languages, such as C+, Python, or Java. This is both an advantage and a possible disadvantage. The advantage is that you understand how to think logically and use conditional logic, such as IF-THEN-ELSE statements and DO loops. On the other hand, SAS is somewhat unique in the way ...

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