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Fundamentals of Programming in SAS by Jonathan Duggins, James Blum

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Chapter 1: Introduction to SAS

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Learning Objectives

1.3 SAS Environments

1.3.1 The SAS Windowing Environment

1.3.2 SAS Studio and SAS University Edition

1.4 SAS Fundamentals

1.4.1 SAS Language Basics

1.4.2 SAS DATA and PROC Steps

1.4.3 SAS Libraries and Data Sets

1.4.4 The SAS Log

1.5 Output Delivery System

1.6 SAS Language Basics

1.6.1 SAS Language Structure

1.6.2 SAS Naming Conventions

1.7 Chapter Notes

1.8 Exercises

1.1 Introduction

This chapter introduces basic concepts about SAS that are necessary to use it effectively. This chapter begins with an introduction to some of the available SAS environments and describes the basic functionality of each. Essentials of coding in SAS are also introduced through some pre-constructed ...

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