lesson01 - PubH 6420 Introduction to SAS Programming...

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PubH 6420 Introduction to SAS Programming Instructor: Greg Grandits TA: Junghi Kim Textbook: Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language, 5 th Edition The Little SAS Book, 4 th Edition Other materials under Resource area on website www.biostat.umn.edu/~greg-g/ph6420.html
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Course Information Prerequisites: Want to learn SAS Evaluation: 6 assignments and 2 exams Monitored computer lab hours (Mayo C381) Web site for class http://www.biostat.umn.edu/~greg-g/ph6420.html Datasets, programs, lectures, help links
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Class Structure Slides presenting each of 27 programs discussing program code – what is does Some live programming
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Obtaining PC SAS (1-year license) Full version of SAS (Cost $75) Office of Information Technology ( http://www.oit.umn.edu/utools/all-software/sa ) Download time can be very long
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Course Resources Course packet Case Report Forms for TOMHS Data dictionary for TOMHS dataset Instructions on working with TOMHS dataset Datasets SAS programs for download Help tutorials
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SAS OS/Environment Windows PC UNIX Others
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Lecture 1 Readings LSB (Chapter 1) Cody & Smith (Chapter 1)
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What is SAS ? SAS is a programming language that reads, processes, and performs statistical analyses of data. A SAS program is made up of programming statements which SAS interprets to do the above functions. Note: Programming statements are sometimes referred to as “syntax” or programming “code”. A program is sometimes called a “syntax” file.
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SAS Usage Started in late 1970s Used extensively at academic and business environments (medical device and pharmaceutical companies) Most analyses of publications in medical journals use SAS SAS invests extensive resources to R & D.
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Parts of SAS Program DATA step Reads in and processes your raw data and makes a SAS dataset. Procedures (PROCS) Performs specific statistical analyses Some procedures are utility procedures such as PROC SORT that is used to sort your data
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Raw Data Read in Data Process Data (Create new variables) Output Data (Create SAS Dataset) Analyze Data Using Statistical Procedures Data Step PROCs
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