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6. Preparing Data for Analysis

Engy Fouda1 
Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

In this chapter, we continue digging into SAS programming, still focusing on the code rather than the GUI. As we mentioned earlier, in any programming language, you learn the data types, operators, IF condition, and loops. We covered all these topics in Chapters 2 and 5, except the IF condition statements. In this chapter, we learn about them and also more advanced data preparation and processing techniques.


In Chapter 2, we mentioned that the SAS program consists of two parts: the data step and the proc step. In the previous chapters, we tried many procedures; for example, ...

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