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SAS Statistics by Example by EdD Ron Cody

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Chapter 1  An Introduction to SAS

Introduction

What is SAS

Statistical Tasks Performed by SAS

The Structure of SAS Programs

SAS Data Sets

SAS Display Manager

Excel Workbooks

Variable Types in SAS Data Sets

Temporary versus Permanent SAS Data Sets

Creating a SAS Data Set from Raw Data

Data Values Separated by Delimiters

Reading CSV Files

Data Values in Fixed Columns

Excel Files with Invalid SAS Variable Names

Other Sources of Data

Conclusions

Introduction

If you are reading this book, you are probably familiar with various statistical techniques but might not have used SAS to analyze data. The primary purpose of this book is to show you how to use SAS to perform a variety of statistical tasks. To that end, this book provides examples of many ...

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