The Little SAS Book: A Primer

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Overwhelmed by too much information? Left hanging without quite enough direction? If you answer to these questions is "yes," you will find this book is just right for getting an easy, yet complete introduction to using SAS software. This task-oriented handbook presents SAS software in a format that is inviting and convenient. Each task is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples, graphics, and cross-references to other SAS software documentation. Topics range from concepts of the SAS language to using basic statistical procedures and debugging programs. The modular and concise format makes this an ideal tutorial for concentrated study and a great quick reference for particular tasks. Beginning and elementary users will be pleasantly surprised by this unusually appealing approach to mastering basic programming task such as inputting data, modifying and combining data sets, and summarizing and presenting data with the MEANS, PLOT, FREQ, and PRINT procedures. The beginner will also learn about more advanced topics such as arrays, RETAIN statements, and transport data sets.

Supports releases 6.06 and higher of SAS software.

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About the Author:

Lora D. Delwiche

Lora D. Delwiche is an applications software consultant with

Information Technology at the University of California at Davis.

With over 13 years experience using the SAS System, Lora acts

as a SAS site representative and teaches classes on the SAS

language. Her experiences teaching SAS to users from many

different disciplines prompted her to write a book proving that

the SAS System is "not hard to learn."

Susan J. Slaughter

Susan J. Slaughter, an independent computing consultant,

"got hooked" on SAS in graduate school over 13 years ago.

Since then she has used SAS for a variety of business and

academic tasks: managing large databases, teaching SAS software

classes, and writing articles about the SAS System. Her

experiences prompted her to write a book that would be both

informative and fun to read.

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