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The Little SAS Book Fourth Ed Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244077D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Nov-09
Document File: 376 page(s) / 3M

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A Programming

a p r i m e r

F o u r t h e d i t i o n

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. 2008. The Little SAS® Book: A Primer, Fourth Edition. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

The Little SAS® Book: A Primer, Fourth Edition

Copyright © 2008, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 978-1-59994-725-9

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Acknowledgments ix Introducing SAS Software x About This Book xi
What's New xiv

Chapter 1 Getting Started Using SAS Software 1

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 SAS Data Libraries 22

1.12 Viewing Data Sets in the Viewtable Window 24

1.13 Viewing the Properties of Data Sets with SAS Explorer 26

1.14 Using SAS System Options 28

Chapter 2 Getting Your Data into SAS 31

2.1 Methods for Getting Your Data into SAS 32

2.2 Entering Data with the Viewtable Window 34

2.3 Reading Files with the Import Wizard 36

2.4 Telling SAS Where to Find Your Raw Data 38

2.5 Reading Raw Data Separated by Spaces 40

2.6 Reading Raw Data Arranged in Columns 42

2.7 Reading...