Fundamentals of Programming in SAS: A Case Studies Approach

Fundamentals of Programming in SAS: A Case Studies Approach
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Book Description
Unlock the essentials of SAS programming!
Fundamentals of Programming in SAS: A Case Studies Approach gives a complete introduction to SAS programming. Perfect for students, novice SAS users, and programmers studying for their Base SAS certification, this book covers all the basics, including:
  • working with data
  • creating visualizations
  • data validation
  • good programming practices
Experienced programmers know that real-world scenarios require practical solutions. Designed for use in the classroom and for self-guided learners, this book takes a novel approach to learning SAS programming by following a single case study throughout the text and circling back to previous concepts to reinforce material. Readers will benefit from the variety of exercises, including both multiple choice questions and in-depth case studies. Additional case studies are also provided online for extra practice. This approach mirrors the way good SAS programmers develop their skills-through hands-on work with an eye toward developing the knowledge necessary to tackle more difficult tasks. After reading this book, you will gain the skills and confidence to take on larger challenges with the power of SAS.

Content

Chapter 1: Introduction to SAS
Chapter 2: Foundations for Analyzing Data and Reading Data from Other Sources
Chapter 3: Bar Chart Basics, Data Diagnostics and Cleaning, and More on Reading Data from Other Sources
Chapter 4: Combining Data Vertically in the DATA Step
Chapter 5: Joining Data Sets on Common Values and Measuring Association
Chapter 6: Restructuring Data and Introduction to Advanced Reporting
Chapter 7: Advanced DATA Step Concepts
Chapter 8: Clinical Trial Case Study

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