The little SAS book: a primer

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SAS Institute, 1998 - Computers - 228 pages
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Overwhelmed by too much information? Left hanging without quite enough direction? If you will find this book is just right for getting an easy, yet complete introduction to using SAS software. This task-oriented handbook presents SAS software in a format that is inviting and convenient. Each task is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples, graphics, and cross-references to other SAS software documentation. Topics range from concepts of the SAS language to using basic statistical procedures and debugging programs. The modular and concise format makes this an ideal tutorial for concentrated study and a great quick reference for particular tasks. Beginning and elementary users will be pleasantly surprised by this unusually appalling approach to mastering basic programming tasks such as inputting data, modifying and combining data sets, and summering and presenting data with the MEANS, PLOT, FREQ, and PRINT procedures. The beginner will also learn about more advanced topics such as arrays, RETAIN statements, and transport data sets.

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Review: The Little SAS Book: A Primer

User Review  - Ellie - Goodreads

I didn't think this book was that useful. I didn't like the layout, and could never find what I was looking for. The title is accurate; it is a primer. It isn't intended as a reference source, and ... Read full review

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Contents

Getting Started Using SAS Software
9
Getting Your Data into the SAS System
31
Working with Your Data
65
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Lora D. Delwiche brings over 25 years of SAS software expertise to this edition. Lora enjoys teaching people about SAS software and likes solving challenging problems using SAS. She has spent most of her career at the University of California, Davis, using SAS in support of teaching and research. Her experience working with users from many different disciplines prompted her to write a small, friendly book that would give new users a quick start.

Susan J. Slaughter discovered SAS software in graduate school over 25 years ago. Since then, she has used SAS in a variety of business and academic settings. She now works as a consultant through her company, Avocet Solutions. Her experience managing large databases, teaching SAS software classes, and writing about SAS inspired her to write a book that is both informative and fun to read.

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