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Analysis of Variance Designs by A. J. Guarino, Lawrence S. Meyers, Glenn Gamst

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Appendix B Primer on SAS

B.1 Historical overview

The SAS Web site provides a comprehensive history of the software and the company. Here is a synopsis of that information. SAS, an acronym for Statistical Analysis Software, is a set of statistical analysis procedures housed together within a large application. The idea for it was conceived by Anthony J. Barr, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, between 1962 and 1964. Barr collaborated with Jim Goodnight in 1968 to integrate regression and ANOVA procedures into the software. The project received a major boost in 1973 from the contribution of John P. Sall. Other participants in the early years included Caroll G. Perkins, Jolayne W. Service, and Jane T. Helwig. The SAS Institute ...

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