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SAS 9 Language Reference Concepts

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
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Document File: 717 page(s) / 4M

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SAS®9

Language Reference Concepts



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. SAS ® 9 Language Reference: Concepts. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9 Language Reference: Concepts

Copyright © 2002 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA


ISBN 1-58025-940-5
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4 Essential Concepts of Base SAS Software 3

What Is SAS? 3


Overview of Base SAS Software 4
Components of the SAS Language 4
Ways to Run Your SAS Session 6
Customizing Your SAS Session 8
Conceptual Information about Base SAS Software 9

Chapter 2

4 SAS Processing 11

Definition of SAS Processing 11
Types of Input to a SAS Program 12
The DATA Step 13
The PROC Step 14

Chapter 3

4 Rules for Words and Names in the SAS Language 15

Words in the SAS Language 15
Names in the SAS Language 18

Chapter 4

4 Data Set Options 23

Definition of Data Set Option 23
Syntax for Data Set Options 23
Using Data Set Options 24
Data Set Options by Category 25

Chapter 5

4 Formats 27


Definition of a Format 27
Syntax of a Format 28
Using Formats 28
Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 31 Data Conversions and Encodings 32
Working with Packed Decimal and Zoned Decimal Data 33
International Date and Datetime Formats 37
European Currency Conversion 42
Formats by Category 44

Chapter 6

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