introduction - SAS - An Introduction What is SAS Software...

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What is SAS Software SAS software started in the 1970s as a software package for statistical analysis. Today the SAS software includes graphics, spreadsheets, online data entry, compilers for C programming language, tools for building interfaces to the World Wide Web, etc … SAS is used by people all over the world – in 120 countries, at over 31,000 sites, by estimated 3.5 million users. It is certainly one of the most used softwares in the world. SAS is a programming language, but should be easier to learn than Fortran, C and many other programming languages. Remember: Practice is the best of all instructors. In this course, we shall concentrate on statistical data analysis using SAS. A SAS program is a series of statements (instructions). Each statement ends with a SEMICOLON! These statements can broadly be divided into two building blocks: DATA step and PROC step. The DATA step is for creating a SAS data set, and the PROC step is to process the SAS data set using some procedures (PROC). SAS can be activated by clicking on the SAS icon or typing SAS at your
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