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SAS For Dummies by Chris Hemedinger, Stephen McDaniel

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Chapter 1

Touring the Wonderful World of SAS

In This Chapter

bullet Finding something for everyone in SAS

bullet Fixing your data problems

bullet Having data your way

bullet Going above and beyond other software with analytics

bullet Sharing your SAS work with everyone

bullet Ensuring that even IT is happy with the SAS environment

bullet Examining a few real-world examples

One of the questions newcomers ask most frequently about SAS is “What does the name mean?” After all, those capital letters usually indicate an acronym, right? Today, SAS just refers to the name of a company. If you’ve been around the world of data analysis for a while, however, you may also be familiar with the old meaning of the abbreviation, Statistical Analysis System.

SAS software was initially developed by a bunch of really smart and inquisitive people at ...

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