A Really Quick Introduction to SAS1SAS is a software package used for conducting statistical analysis, manipulating data, and generating tables and graphs that summarize data. Navigating SAS for Windows The SAS System for Windows consists of the 4 main windows 1.Results and Explorer windowa.Explorerpane is browsing tool for SAS libraries b.Resultspane shows a tree-like summary of the output window. You can select, delete, or edit the output before printing, saving, or copying the results 2.Enhanced Program Editor window – Used to create, edit and execute SAS programs 3.Output Window– Displays output from SAS program. Can view, print, copy or save information in the output window 4.Log Window– Reports on progress of SAS procedures (BLUE). Displays error messages (RED) and warnings (GREEN). 1Some of the material for this introduction was derived and adapted from SAS I: Getting Started created by Information Technology Services of the University of Texas and available at www.utexas.edu/its/rc/stat/sas/SASI/sasgetting started.html. PAGE 1
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