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A Step-by-Step Approach to Using SAS® for Univariate & Multivariate Statistics, Second Edition by Edward J. Stepanksi Ph.d., Larry Hatcher, Norm O'Rourke

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Three Types of SAS Files

Subsequent chapters of this manual provide details on how to write a SAS program: how to create and manage data; how to request specific statistical procedures; and so forth. This chapter presents a short SAS program and discusses the resulting output. Little elaboration is offered.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a very general sense of what it entails to submit a SAS program and interpret the results. You are encouraged to copy the program that appears in the following example, submit it for analysis, and verify that the resulting output matches the output reproduced here. This exercise will provide you with the SAS big picture, and this perspective will facilitate learning the programming details presented ...

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