SAS-WIN Workshop

SAS-WIN Workshop - . 1 December 6, 1999 / SASIWIN Workshop...

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1 ... December 6, 1999 SASIWIN Workshop / I. Introduction. ..... : ....................................................................................... •.................................................................... 2 Availability and Cost -'. ................................................................................................................................................. 2 Hardware and Software Requirements - ...................................................... : ................................................................ 2 Documentation . ..................................... , . ....................................................................................................... ; .............. 2 II. SAS Windowing Environment. . ............................................................................................................................. 3 SAS Commands . ............................................................................................................ ; . ........................... , ................. 4 The Viewtable Window for entering data . ..................................................................................................................... 4 Saving your data . ........................................................................................................................................................... 5 III. SAS language . ......................................................................................................................................................... 6 IV. Submitting a Program in SAS Windowing Environment. .. . ................................................................................... 7 Getting your program in the Program Editor . ............................................................................................................... 7 Submitting your program . ............................................................................................................................................. 7 Viewing the SAS Log and Output . ................................................................................................................................. 7 Getting your program back . ........................... : .............................................................................................................. 8 Printing or saving the contents ofthe Output window . ..................... ; ........................................................................... 8 The Results window . ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 V. Getting ascii data into SAS . ................................................................................................................................... 9 Saving your program . ................................................................................................................................................... 10 Exiting the SAS system . ........................................................ '" . .................................................................................. 11 Including a SAS program . ........................................................................................................................................... VI. More Procedures . ................................................................................................................................................. More on the Results window . .................................................................................................................................... 12 VII. Manipulating your Data . ...................................................................................................................................... 14 Creating a permanent SAS dataset from a temporary dataset . .................................................................................... 15 LffiNAME statement . ................................................................................................................................................. 16 Creating subsets . ......................................................................................................................................................... VIII. Working with SAS Dates . .................................................................................................................................... 17 An exatnple using SAS Dates . ............................................................................................................................. 18 IX. SAS! ASSIST . ....................................................................................................................................................... 19 1
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I. Introduction Availability and Cost- Any student, staff or faculty at UMASS may purchase a license for SASIWIN from OIT, Lederle Bldg. (A118). The cost of the license is an initialfee of$150 for faculty/staffor $75 for student (plus $35 for the CD) and then an update fee paid yearly of$30. We also have SASIWIN available in all OITIPCCO classrooms and labs on campus. You need an OIT account to use these labs. The labs are located in Lederle AI06, library 7 th floor, Crampton, Grayson, Crabtree and Patterson dorm. Hardware and Software Requirements - SAS Version 8 requires an Intel or Intel-compatible Pentium class processor machine running Windows 95 or 98 (Windows 95 must be updated with Year 2000 updates provided by Microsoft. Windows 98 must be updated with the planned Service Pack 1 or to Windows 98, Second Edition.), or Windows NT (Version 4.0 updated with Serv.ice Pack 4 or higher) or Windows 2000. The memory requirements are: 32 MB minimum for Windows and Windows NT. A mouse and math coprocessor are assumed to be present. Distribution is by CD. Documentation There is complete reference documentation available online for SAS. You may access this by entering the following urI using a windows browser: www-unix.oit.umass.edu/sasdoc8/onldoc.hbm Because this is a new version of SAS , the hardcopy manuals that are available for this version are continually changing. However, the manuals for version 6 are still a good resource in most cases. So we suggest you access the SAS publications web page directly to see the latest on what is available and you may even order on line. The urI for SAS publication page is: www.sas.com/pubs 2
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II. SAS Windowing Environment SAS software is designed to be easy to use. It provides windows for accomplishing all the basic SAS tasks you need to do. When you first start SAS software, the five main SAS windows open are: the Explorer, Program Editor, Log, and Output windows. Your screen will look as follows: File Shcrtcuts BAS initial ization used: real time 11.39 3econda In the Explorer window, you can view and manage your SAS files and create shortcuts to non- SAS files. Use this window to create new libraries and SAS files; open any SAS file; and perform
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