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The Little SAS Book Revised Second Ed Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243323D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
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Document File: 328 page(s) / 4M

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Little SAS® Book

a p r i m e r


Lora D. Delwiche and Susan J. Slaughter

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: Delwiche, Lora D., and Susan J. Slaughter. 2002. The Little SAS® Book: A Primer, Revised Second Edition. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

The Little SAS® Book: A Primer, Revised Second Edition

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

ISBN 1-59047-113-X

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Acknowledgments ix

Introducing SAS Software x

About This Book xi

Chapter 1 Getting Started Using SAS Software

1.1 The SAS Language 2

1.2 SAS Data Sets 4

1.3 The Two Parts of a SAS Program 6

1.4 The DATA Step's Built-in Loop 8

1.5 Choosing a Mode for Submitting SAS Programs 10

1.6 Windows and Commands in the SAS Windowing Environment 12

1.7 Submitting a Program in the SAS Windowing Environment 14

1.8 Reading the SAS Log 16

1.9 Viewing Your Results in the Output Window 18

1.10 Creating HTML Output 20

1.11 Using SAS System Options 22

Chapter 2 Getting Your Data into the SAS System

2.1 Methods for Getting Your Data into the SAS System 26

2.2 Telling SAS Where to Find Your Raw Data 28

2.3 Reading Raw Data Separated by Spaces 30

2.4 Reading Raw Data Arranged in Columns 32

2.5 Reading Raw Data Not in Standard Format 34

2.6 Selected Informats 36

2.7 Mixing Input Styles 38

2.8 Reading Messy Raw Data 40

2.9 Listing the Contents of a SAS Data Set 42

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