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SAS 1: Introduction to the SAS System

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2,100 USD
3 Days
PLSA-115
Classroom Training
SAS
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Overview

This course is designed to teach students how to use the SAS System to read non-SAS files as well as how to manipulate and summarize SAS data. After learning these skills, students then learn how to generate several different kinds of reports. The course is mostly lecture with some time for exercises, demonstrations, and working on problems students bring to class. After the course is completed, students can work through the exercises at their own pace.
 

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Utilize many of the strengths of the SAS System
  • Write more efficient programs
  • Use the SAS system to read non SAS files
  • Manipulate data for most any kind of report
  • Summarize data to make it more manageable
  • Generate numerous kinds of reports

Audience

  • Students who are new to the SAS system
  • Students who have been using the SAS system for a few years (but want to fill the ‘gaps’ in their SAS knowledge)

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Topics

  • Introduction (Getting Started)
    • Features and basic concepts
    • The SAS environment
    • Running SAS interactively
    • Program flow
    • Syntax rules
    • SAS files
    • Structure of a SAS dataset
  • Writing and Submitting SAS Programs
    • In depth look at DATA step
    • Basic statements (compiling and executing)
    • SAS date values
    • Step by step approach to submitting programs
    • Handling errors at compile and execution time
    • How the SAS system accesses non-SAS data
  • Creating Simple Reports
    • Introduction to the PROC step-processing the dataset
    • Generating list reports
    • Sorting the dataset
    • In depth look at PROC PRINT and PROC SORT
    • A Quick look at storing SAS data sets permanently
  • Simple Data Manipulation
    • Creating new variables
    • SAS functions
    • Using If-Then logic
    • Using DO groups
    • Reading SAS datasets
    • Controlling the content (rows and columns) of the SAS dataset
  • Generating Statistical Reports
    • Descriptive statistics (min, max, mean, n, sum, kurtosis, standard deviation, t, corrected sum of squares, uncorrected sum of the squares, covariance, frequency counts, median, quartiles, percentiles
    • An in depth look into the MEAN/SUMMARY procedures
    • A quick overview to the UNIVARIATE procedure
  • Combining SAS Datasets
    • Using the SET statement
    • Using the MERGE statement
    • Using the UPDATE statement
  • An Advanced Look at Reports
    • What is a report
    • Types of reports generated with SAS
    • Report writing options
  • Writing Detail Reports
    • An in depth look at the PRINT procedure
    • Utility procedures for enhancing reports
    • Writing reports with the DATA step
  • Summary Reports
    • An introduction to summarizing data
    • Summary procedures
    • Using the FREQ procedure
    • Generating reports with the REPORT procedure
    • A Quick look at ODS
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