SAS Programming and Data Analysis: A Theory and Program-Driven Approach
- Publish Date: 2005-09-26
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Leonard C. Onyiah
SAS Programming and Data Analysis is an instructional manual on programming with SAS and the general syntax of the SAS software. The Statistical Analysis System was developed by, and is proprietary to the SAS Institute, Cary, North Carolina. SAS is an integrated software that enables the user to enter, retrieve, manage, and analyze data in different ways. It has become one of the foremost software programs for business, government, and industry. Additionally, SAS is the software of choice for most institutions graduating majors and minor in Statistics.
This instructional text deals with the syntactical methods adopted by SAS for dealing with different data retrieval situations, including data storage and management within its output system: the ODS. It teaches different aspects of data manipulation such as data joining, data sub-setting, data updating, data enhancement, and general data modification. It introduces SAS functions and logical syntaxes, and their use in data extraction, retrieval, and modification. The book also illustrates how efficient programs can be written to carry out repetitive iteration. This ability is further enhanced by the use of ARRAYS to carry out sophisticated iterative processing, including its use to carry out table look-ups and related processing. It introduces some statistical analysis within SAS, which include generation of distributions, carrying out basic statistics, and performing some tests of significance. It deals with ANOVA, regression analysis, and the invocation of 2D and 3D graphics within the SAS environment.