Handbook of SAS DATA Step Programming

Author: Arthur Li
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466552395
Format: PDF, ePub
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To write an accomplished program in the DATA step of SAS®, programmers must understand programming logic and know how to implement and even create their own programming algorithm. Handbook of SAS® DATA Step Programming shows readers how best to manage and manipulate data by using the DATA step. The book helps novices avoid common mistakes resulting from a lack of understanding fundamental and unique SAS programming concepts. It explains that learning syntax does not solve all problems; rather, a thorough comprehension of SAS processing is needed for successful programming. The author also guides readers through a programming task. In most of the examples, the author first presents strategies and steps for solving the problem, then offers a solution, and finally gives a more detailed explanation of the solution. Understanding the DATA steps, particularly the program data vector (PDV), is critical to proper data manipulation and management in SAS. This book helps SAS programmers thoroughly grasp the concept of DATA step processing and write accurate programs in the DATA step. Numerous supporting materials, including data sets and programs used in the text, are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.

Debugging SAS Programs

Author: Michele M. Burlew
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 9781580259279
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This "go-to" guide helps users solve the most common problems that occur in the SAS DATA step, in Base SAS PROCs, and in SAS macro code. The author covers a broad range of programming problems, including how to read the SAS log; how to interpret error, note, and warning messages; and how to solve problems that might occur in the DATA step, Base SAS PROC steps, and SAS macros.

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS Third Edition

Author: Geoff Der
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1584887850
Format: PDF
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Updated to reflect SAS 9.2, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS, Third Edition continues to provide a straightforward description of how to conduct various statistical analyses using SAS. Each chapter shows how to use SAS for a particular type of analysis. The authors cover inference, analysis of variance, regression, generalized linear models, longitudinal data, survival analysis, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant function analysis, and correspondence analysis. They demonstrate the analyses through real-world examples, including methadone maintenance treatment, the relation of cirrhosis deaths to alcohol consumption, a sociological study of children, heart transplant treatment, and crime rate determinants. With the data sets and SAS code available online, this book remains the go-to resource for learning how to use SAS for many kinds of statistical analysis. It serves as a stepping stone to the wider resources available to SAS users.

The SAS Programmer s PROC REPORT Handbook Basic to Advanced Reporting Techniques

Author: Jane Eslinger
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1629602108
Format: PDF
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The SAS Programmer's PROC REPORT Handbook: Basic to Advanced Reporting Techniques is intended for programmers of all skill levels. Learn how to link multiple reports, add graphics and logos, and manipulate table of contents values to help refine your programs, macrotize where possible, troubleshoot easily, and get great-looking reports every time. From beginner to advanced, the examples in this book will help you harness all the power and capability of PROC REPORT. With dozens of useful examples, this book is completely unique in three ways. First, this book describes the default behavior of table of contents nodes and labels, and how to change the nodes inside of PROC REPORT. The chapter also explains how to use PROC DOCUMENT in conjunction with PROC REPORT. Secondly, an entire chapter is dedicated to the troubleshooting of errors, warnings, and notes that are produced by PROC REPORT, including explanations of what generated the log message and how to avoid it. Third, the book explains how to preprocess your data in order to get the best output from PROC REPORT, and it explores reports that require multiple steps to create. Whether you work in banking/finance, pharmaceuticals, the health and life sciences, or government, this handbook is sure to be your new favorite reporting reference.

Learning SAS by Example

Author: Ron Cody
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1635266564
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn to program SAS by example! Learning SAS by Example, A Programmer’s Guide, Second Edition, teaches SAS programming from very basic concepts to more advanced topics. Because most programmers prefer examples rather than reference-type syntax, this book uses short examples to explain each topic. The second edition has brought this classic book on SAS programming up to the latest SAS version, with new chapters that cover topics such as PROC SGPLOT and Perl regular expressions. This book belongs on the shelf (or e-book reader) of anyone who programs in SAS, from those with little programming experience who want to learn SAS to intermediate and even advanced SAS programmers who want to learn new techniques or identify new ways to accomplish existing tasks. In an instructive and conversational tone, author Ron Cody clearly explains each programming technique and then illustrates it with one or more real-life examples, followed by a detailed description of how the program works. The text is divided into four major sections: Getting Started, DATA Step Processing, Presenting and Summarizing Your Data, and Advanced Topics. Subjects addressed include Reading data from external sources Learning details of DATA step programming Subsetting and combining SAS data sets Understanding SAS functions and working with arrays Creating reports with PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATE Getting started with the SAS macro language Leveraging PROC SQL Generating high-quality graphics Using advanced features of user-defined formats and informats Restructuring SAS data sets Working with multiple observations per subject Getting started with Perl regular expressions You can test your knowledge and hone your skills by solving the problems at the end of each chapter.

Practical and Efficient SAS Programming

Author: Martha Messineo
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1635262224
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn to write SAS programs quickly and efficiently. Programming in SAS is flexible, but it can also be overwhelming. Many novice and experienced programmers learn how to write programs that use the DATA step and macros, but they often don’t realize that a simpler or better way can achieve the same results. In a user-friendly tutorial style, Practical and Efficient SAS® Programming: The Insider's Guide provides general SAS programming tips that use the tools available in Base SAS, including the DATA step, the SAS macro facility, and SQL. Drawing from the author’s 30 years of SAS programming experience, this book offers self-contained sections that describe each tip or trick and present numerous examples. It therefore serves as both an easy reference for a specific question, and a useful cover-to-cover read. As a bonus, the utility programs included in the appendixes will help you simplify your programs, as well as help you develop a sleek and efficient coding style. With this book, you will learn how to do the following: use the DATA step, the SAS macro facility, SQL, and other Base SAS tools more efficiently choose the best tool for a task use lookup tables simulate recursion with macros read metadata with the DATA step create your own programming style in order to write programs that are easily maintained Using this book, SAS programmers of all levels will discover new techniques to help them write programs quickly and efficiently.

Learning SAS R by Example

Author: Ron Cody, EdD
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 159994426X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn to program SAS by example! If you like learning by example, then Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide makes it easy to learn SAS programming. In an instructive and conversational tone, author Ron Cody clearly explains each programming technique and then illustrates it with one or more real-life examples, followed by a detailed description of how the program works. The text is divided into four major sections: Getting Started; DATA Step Processing; Presenting and Summarizing Your Data; and Advanced Topics. Subjects addressed include: Reading data from external sources Learning details of DATA step programming Subsetting and combining SAS data sets Understanding SAS functions and working with arrays Creating reports with PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATE Learning to use the SAS Output Delivery System Getting started with the SAS macro language Introducing PROC SQL You can test your knowledge and hone your skills by solving the problems at the end of each chapter. (Solutions to odd-numbered problems are located at the back of this book. Solutions to all problems are available to instructors by visiting Ron Cody's author page for details.) This book is intended for beginners and intermediate users. Readers should know how to enter and submit a SAS program from their operating system. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

Learning SAS by Example

Author: Ronald P. Cody
Publisher: SAS Press
ISBN: 9781599941653
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In an instructive and conversational tone, Cody clearly explains how to program SAS, illustrating with one or more real-life examples and giving a detailed description of how the program works.

SAS 9 Study Guide

Author: Ali Hezaveh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118030615
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A thorough and self-contained treatment for SAS® userspreparing for the Base Programming Certification Exam for SAS®9—complete with explanations, tips, and practice examquestions SAS® 9 Study Guide is designed to help users of SAS® 9become familiar with the fine points of the software as well asdevelop solid study strategies that will shorten preparation timeand ensure successful exam results. The following five study topicsare addressed with a focused chapter devoted to each: accessingdata; creating data structures; managing data; generating reports;and handling errors. SAS® 9 Study Guide provides both aconceptual and practical approach to each of these areas withdetailed explanations followed by examples. Each chapter presents concepts, processes, and applications in aclear, step-by-step format along with detailed explanations andexamples. Individual chapters also contain: A Two-Minute Drill that provides a checklist of key points forreview An Assessment Exam, which challenges readers to provide shortanswers detailingthe chapter's coverage of SAS® 9 A Practice Exam, which reinforces content and familiarizesreaders with the structure ofthe actual Base ProgrammingCertification Exam Written by a practicing SAS® Certified Professional, thisbook is an intensive, but accessible, review for preparing for theBase Programming Certification Exam for SAS® 9 and can alsoserve as a practical reference tool for established certifiedprofessionals who would like to further their knowledge ofSAS® 9.