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SAS For Dummies by Chris Hemedinger, Stephen McDaniel

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Chapter 5

Managing Data: I Can Do That?

In This Chapter

bullet Reviewing data management tasks

bullet Creating queries

bullet Combining tables

bullet Filtering data

bullet Creating computed columns

bullet Discovering more ways to manage your data

If you have only a passing familiarity with SAS, it might bring to mind images of fancy statistics, cool graphs, and complex analyses — things your college professors created to earn their tenure. Rarely do people new to SAS — or to data management in general — think of it as fun or difficult.

One of the reasons why SAS is an unparalleled system for getting work done in so many industries is because of its impressive data management capabilities. People sometimes find that most of their analysis time is spent trying to get their data into a form that lets them perform the needed analysis. At your service, SAS Enterprise Guide offers you frequently used forms of data management, ...

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