Introduction to SAS

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Spring 2008 C.J. Anderson Introduction to SAS: General Go to course web-site and click on hsb-data.sas There are 5 main working environments (windows) in SAS: Explorer window : Lets you view data in SAS data sets or go to output for specific commands. Editor window : This is where you enter SAS commands (programs). Log window : Commands entered and run are repeated here along with warning and error messages can be found in the log window. Also, when you create a data set, information about the data set is printed (e.g., number of observations, variables, etc). Output window : A plain text window with the results of your analyses. Results window : If you have the option set to produce HTML output, a “nice” looking output can be found here. When you open SAS you will see: 1
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Some basic SAS syntax Just like sentences end with periods, “.”, all SAS commands must end with a semicolon “;” It is good practice to put comments in your SAS programs. Comments begin with an asterisk “*” and end with a semicolon “;”. For example. * Homework 1, problem 2; SAS variable names: o 1 to 32 characters in length o They must begin with a letter (A-Z). Note that SAS does is not case sensitive; that is, it read “A” and “a” as the same. o
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