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Learning SAS by Example by Ron Cody

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Chapter 1: What Is SAS?

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Getting Data into SAS

1.3  A Sample SAS Program

1.4  SAS Names

1.5  SAS Data Sets and SAS Data Types

1.6  The SAS Windowing Environment, SAS Enterprise Guide, and the SAS University Edition

1.7  Problems

 

1.1  Introduction

SAS is a collection of modules that are used to process and analyze data. It began in the late 60s and early 70s as a statistical package (the name SAS originally stood for Statistical Analysis System). However, unlike many competing statistical packages, SAS is also an extremely powerful, general-purpose programming language. SAS is the predominant software in the pharmaceutical industry and many Fortune 500 companies. In recent years, it has been enhanced to provide state-of-the-art ...

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