Appendix B

The Power of SAS for Analytic Data Preparation


B.1  Motivation

B.2  Overview

B.3  Extracting Data from Source Systems

B.4  Changing the Data Mart Structure: Transposing

B.5  Data Management for Longitudinal and Multiple-Rows-per-Subject Data Sets

B.6  Selected Features of the SAS Language for Data Management

B.7  Benefits of the SAS Macro Language

B.8  Matrix Operations with SAS/IML


B.1  Motivation

Data management and data preparation are fundamental tasks for successful analytics. We discussed the role and importance of data management in Part 1 – Data Preparation: Business Point of View. Here we want to emphasize again the fact that data management and analytics are not sequential phases in the sense that no data management ...

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