## The Little SAS Book: A PrimerOverwhelmed 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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### Contents

Getting Started Using SAS Software | 9 |

Getting Your Data into the SAS System | 31 |

Working with Your Data | 65 |

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aerobics analysis of variance array batavg character variables column contains create data line data set named data set options DATA statement DATA step display manager Entrance Data error message example extype format functions hexadecimal INFILE statement informats INPUT statement invalid data jump2 jump3 keyword LIBNAME statement libref line of data list input maximum record length MEANS statement missing values MMDDYY8 NOTE number of observations operating system OUTPUT statement permanent SAS data PLOT PROC ANOVA PROC MEANS PROC PRINT DATA PROC REG PROC SORT PROC steps PROGRAM EDITOR PUT birth raw data file reads the data reads the raw Regression Analysis SAS data set SAS date value SAS Institute SAS language SAS log SAS program SAS software SAS System score SET statement south entrance specify SPSS statement tells SAS statistics system options TITLE variable names variable-list window Writes SAS