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SAS® 9.1 Companion for Windows Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244072D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Nov-09
Document File: 668 page(s) / 4M

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SAS® 9.1 Companion for Windows

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS® 9.1 Companion for Windows.Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1 Companion for Windows

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-200-4

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P A R T 1 Running SAS under Windows 1

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3

SAS: Exploiting the Power of Windows 4

Starting SAS 6
Files Used by SAS 12

Submitting SAS Code 23

Interrupting Your SAS Session 25

Running Windows or MS-DOS Commands from within SAS 25

Terminating a SAS Process 28

Ending Your SAS Session 29

Chapter 2 Interacting with SAS under Windows 31

Overview of the SAS Interface 33

Working within Your SAS Session 35

Customizing Your SAS Session 56

Accessing Online Help and Documentation 72

Accessibility Features in SAS under Windows 74

Chapter 3 Using the SAS Editors 81

Using the Enhanced Editor 82

Using the Program Editor 108

Chapter 4 Using SAS Files 117

Introduction to SAS Files 118

Multiple Engine Architecture 122

Using Data Libraries 125

Accessing SAS Files from Multiple SAS Sessions 135

Using SAS Files from Other Versions with SAS 9.1 for Windows 136

Using SAS 9.1 Files with Previous Releases 140

Using Remote Host SAS Files in SAS 9.1 140

Reading BMDP, OSIRIS and SPSS Files 140

Transferring SAS Files between Operating Environments 143

Accessing Database Files with SAS/ACCESS Software 143

What's New ix

Overview ix

Basic Operation of SAS ix

Accessibility x

Enhanced Editor xi

Graphical User Interface xi

SAS Language Elements xii

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Using the SAS ODBC Driver to Access SAS Data from Other Applications 143

Chapter 5 Using External Files 145