SAS Programming

SAS Programming : The One-Day Course

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Aimed at researchers and students , SAS Programming: The One-Day Course provides an introduction to the SAS programming language. It gives the reader a start in SAS programming and the basic data manipulations and statistical summaries that are available through SAS. The book has its origins in material prepared by the author for a one-day course in SAS programming, and the fact that it has been developed from a training course is reflected in the concise nature of the presentation. Unlike other introductory competitors on the market, this is a pocket-sized reference that does not clutter the programming techniques presented by trying to teach statistical techniques at the same time. Strong on explanations of how to carry out data manipulations that real-life data often call for, each programming technique is supported by tasks to develop skills and confidence. It also contains "tasks" for the reader, complete with solutions. Datasets and the programming code are available to download from Once readers have mastered the topics covered in the book, they will be well placed to learn further aspects of SAS more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 110 x 164 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 22 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables
  • 1584884096
  • 9781584884095
  • 975,391

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"If you know little about SAS and desire a brief but detailed task-oriented overview of basic SAS commands, this is the book for youthis book is an excellent introduction to SAS. Many new SAS users will appreciate the wealth of SAS program files and data sets. Spencer has clearly documented every one of his programs, it is up to the diligent student to simply follow along." Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 11, 2004 "beginning (and more experienced) users of SAS will still find this book very valuable as the issues it addresses are precisely those likely to be found most difficult with the languageThe style of the text is concise but clear; example programs, with accompanying explanations, are included throughout the text and sets of exercises, with full solutions, are providedit's small size and systematic coverage of the basics make it a useful brief reference book. I shall have it close to hand when using SAS in the future." Significance, Vol. 1(2)show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCING SAS Operating SAS Operating SAS with Microsoft Windows READING DATA INTO SAS What Is Plain Text? Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) Data Giving Labels to Variables Category Labels Using Simple Arithmetic to Create a New Variable PROC IMPORT Reading Dates and Times Tasks SAVING AND OUTPUT OF SAS DATASETS Permanent Datasets Data Manipulation, Permanent Datasets and the SET Statement PROC Report PUT PROC EXPORT Tasks MANIPULATING DATASETS Merging Datasets Concatenating Datasets Merging and Concatenating in One Program Further Manipulating of Datasets Tasks RESTRUCTURING DATASETS Splitting One Row of Data into Several Rows Combining Several Rows of Data into One Row Tasks SUMMARISING DATA PROC MEANS PROC UNIVARIATE PROC FREQ Tasks TABULATING DATA PROC MEANS PROC TABULATE for Summarising Data PROC TABULATE for Cross-tabulations Tasks FORMAT AND SAVING OF SAS OUTPUT Output Delivery System Saving SAS Output as a SAS Dataset Tasks GRAPHICS IN SAS Los Angeles Depression Data Histogram of CESD Score Bar Chart of Marital Status Bar Chart of Religion Grouped by Marital Status Pie Chart of Marital Status Plot of CESD Score Against Age Tasks AN INTRODUCTION TO MACROS Example of a Macro to Print Datasets Example of a Macro to Create and Format a Histogram Tasks APPENDICES Appendix A: Nurses' Glove Use Data Appendix B: Los Angeles Depression Data Appendix C: Solution Programs for Tasksshow more

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