LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provided a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses was on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.

July 15, 2013
SAS Programming I
Instructor: Matt Lanham

This short course is part I of a two-part series in SAS programming. I will provide a brief background of SAS and highlight the similarities and differences to other software packages and languages. I will explain several main components of SAS, demonstrate how to load and manipulate data with the DATA step, and employ several basic procedure to summarize and analyze data.

Topics:
1) Is SAS for me?
2) SAS components (Explorer, Editor, Output, and Log)
3) The IMPORT Wizard
4) DATA step
5) Combining data sets
6) Basic Procedures(PROC UNIVARIATE, PROC MEANS, PROC FREQ, PROC SUMMARY, PROC CORR, PROC REPORT)

Course files are available on the course webpage (lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/5967).

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