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SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, Third Edition by SAS Institute

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Components of SAS Programs

SAS programs consist of two types of steps: DATA steps and PROC (procedure) steps. These two steps, alone or combined, form most SAS programs. A SAS program can consist of a DATA step, a PROC step, or any combination of DATA and PROC steps. DATA steps typically create or modify SAS data sets, but they can also be used to produce custom-designed reports. PROC steps are pre-written routines that enable you to analyze and process the data in a SAS data set and to present the data in the form of a report. They sometimes create new SAS data sets that typically contain the results of the procedure.

Characteristics of SAS Programs

SAS programs consist of SAS statements. A SAS statement ...

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