SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, 2nd Edition

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About SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, 2nd Edition

A step-by-step introduction to using SAS® statistical software as a foundational approach to data analysis and interpretation
Presenting a straightforward introduction from the ground up, SAS® Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition illustrates SAS using hands-on learning techniques and numerous real-world examples. Keeping different experience levels in mind, the highly-qualified author team has developed the book over 20 years of teaching introductory SAS courses.
Divided into two sections, the first part of the book provides an introduction to data manipulation, statistical techniques, and the SAS programming language. The second section is designed to introduce users to statistical analysis using SAS Procedures. Featuring self-contained chapters to enhance the learning process, the Second Edition also includes:

  • Programming approaches for the most up-to-date version of the SAS platform including information on how to use the SAS University Edition

  • Discussions to illustrate the concepts and highlight key fundamental computational skills that are utilized by business, government, and organizations alike

  • New chapters on reporting results in tables and factor analysis

  • Additional information on the DATA step for data management with an emphasis on importing data from other sources, combining data sets, and data cleaning

  • Updated ANOVA and regression examples as well as other data analysis techniques

  • A companion website with the discussed data sets, additional code, and related PowerPoint® slides

SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics, data analytics, applied SAS programming, and statistical computer applications as well as an excellent supplement for statistical methodology courses. The book is an appropriate reference for researchers and academicians who require a basic introduction to SAS for statistical analysis and for preparation for the Basic SAS Certification Exam.

Table of Contents

Part I Data Manipulation and the SAS Programming Language
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Getting Data into SAS
Chapter 3 Reading, Writing, and Importing Data
Chapter 4 Preparing Data for Analysis
Chapter 5 Preparing to Use SAS Procedures
Chapter 6 SAS Advanced Programming Topics Part 1
Chapter 7 SAS Advanced Programming Topics Part 2
Chapter 8 Controlling Output Using ODS
Part II Statistical Analysis Using SAS Procedures
Chapter 9 Evaluating Quantitative Data
Chapter 10 Analyzing Counts and Tables
Chapter 11 Comparing Means Using T-Tests
Chapter 12 Correlation and Regression
Chapter 13 Analysis of Variance
Chapter 14 Analysis of Variance, Part II
Chapter 15 Nonparametric Analysis
Chapter 16 Logistic Regression
Chapter 17 Factor Analysis
Chapter 18 Creating Custom Graphs
Chapter 19 Creating Custom Reports
Appendix A Options Reference
Appendix B SAS Function Reference
Appendix C Choosing a SAS Procedure
Appendix D Quick Reference
Appendix E Using SAS University Edition with SAS Essentials

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