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Step by Step Programming with Base SAS Software

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Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-19
Document File: 788 page(s) / 5M

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Step-by-Step Programming with

Base SAS® Software

SAS® Documentation



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc., Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS® Software. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc. 2001.

Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS

Copyright © 2001 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.

ISBN 978-1-58025-791-6
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4 What Is the SAS System? 3

Contents

P A R T 1 Introduction to the SAS System 1

Chapter 1

Introduction to the SAS System 3


Components of Base SAS Software 4
Output Produced by the SAS System 8
Ways to Run SAS Programs 11
Running Programs in the SAS Windowing Environment 13 Review of SAS Tools 15
Learning More 16

P A R T 2 Getting Your Data into Shape 17

Chapter 2

4 Introduction to DATA Step Processing 19

Introduction to DATA Step Processing 20
The SAS Data Set: Your Key to the SAS System 20 How the DATA Step Works: A Basic Introduction 26 Supplying Information to Create a SAS Data Set 33 Review of SAS Tools 41
Learning More 41

Chapter 3

4 Starting with Raw Da...