The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Fourth Edition

  • 6h 38m
  • Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter
  • SAS Institute
  • 2008

Now in its fourth edition, The Little SAS Book is a classic, helping many people learn SAS programming. Authors Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter's friendly, easy-to-read writing style gently introduces readers to the most commonly used features of the SAS language. Topics include basic SAS concepts such as the DATA and PROC steps, inputting data, modifying and combining data sets, summarizing data, producing reports, and debugging SAS programs.

Each topic is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples and graphics. This clear and concise format enables new users to get up and running quickly, while the examples allow readers to type in the program and see it work!

New topics in the fourth edition include ODS Graphics for statistical procedures, PROC SGPLOT for graphics, creating new variables in PROC REPORT with a COMPUTE block, WHERE= data set option, SORTSEQ=LINGUISTIC option in PROC SORT, and more functions, including ANYALPHA, CAT, PROPCASE, and YRDIF.

In this Book

  • Getting Started Using SAS Software
  • Getting Your Data into SAS
  • Working with Your Data
  • Sorting, Printing, and Summarizing Your Data
  • Enhancing Your Output with ODS
  • Modifying and Combining SAS Data Sets
  • Writing Flexible Code with the SAS Macro Facility
  • Using Basic Graphical and Statistical Procedures
  • Exporting Your Data
  • Debugging Your SAS Programs