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1 1 Stat 440 Statistical Data Management 2 Course Info • Instructor: Maria Muyot ( ) Office Hours: 1-2 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays • TA: TBA • Prerequisites : Stat 400 or 409 3 Resources • References – Class notes: downloadable from Illinois Compass The Little SAS Book: A Primer by Lora D. Delwiche and Susan J. Slaughter, SAS Publishing. Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS by Gerhard Svolba, SAS Publishing. Learning SQL by Alan Beaulieu, O’Reilly. PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS by Kirk Lafler, SAS Publishing. – SAS V. 9.2 Online Documentation: • Illinois Compass – Notes, exercises and data posted – Homework assignments – Check regularly for important announcements about the course Use Mozilla Firefox as your browser!!! 4 Software • SAS Version 9.2 – installed the classroom and other labs around campus – yearly license can be purchased from CITES Web Store • Microsoft Office – Access – Excel – Word Reminder: Save your files on removable media (e.g. flash drive). Do not leave your homework files on the PCs is the classroom or lab. 5 Requirements For 3 credit hours (undergraduates): • Homework (70%) – 5 Homework (out of 6) – submit on Compass and printed copy by 4 pm • Final Exam (30%) – In-class and take-home – Tuesday, December 13 at 8 am 6 Requirements For 4 credit hours (graduate students): • Homework (70%, 5 out of 6) • Final project (30%) – Proposal due by Nov. 3 – Project due December 13 at noon – See Guidelines posted in Compass for details about the proposal and project.
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2 7 Goals of the Course • Teach skills required for critical steps between data storage and data analysis – SAS – SQL • Introduce basic ideas in database theory and practice pertaining to extracting and preparing data for analysis • Prepare you for future careers, whether in research or industry: – Statistician – Data analyst – SAS programmer
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course STAT 440 taught by Professor Muyot,m during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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