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Mastering the SAS DS2 Procedure by Mark Jordan

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Chapter 1: Getting Started

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 What to Expect from This Book

1.1.2 Prerequisite Knowledge

1.2 Accessing SAS and Setting Up for Practice

1.2.1 Getting Ready to Practice

1.1 Introduction

Today’s data scientists deal with ever larger data sets from a widening variety of data sources, and the computations required to process that data are continually becoming more complex. As the SAS System has been modernized with each new release, most SAS procedures (PROCs) have been rewritten to be thread-enabled, allowing them to use multiple CPUs on a single computer or even to push processing into massively parallel processing (MPP) compute environments such as Teradata, Hadoop, or the SAS High-Performance Analytics grid. But the DATA step, ...

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