Introduction to the SAS System for Data Analysis
Basics: Overview of SAS Products and Resources
The Data Step
More Complex Programming
Working with Multiple Data Sets
Formats and Informats
SAS Output Delivery System
SAS Date and Time Values
SAS System Options
Output Data Sets
SAS Macro Language and Alternatives
Transporting Data Sets
The Display Manager
Remotely Accessing the SCF Computers
SCF Hostnames for Remote Connection
Dealing with invalid data in files transferred from Windows
There are two assignments for this course; the first is due August 6, and
the second is due August 20 (one week after the last class).
For the first assignment, you should find a data set, read it into SAS, and
simply print it out or perform data summaries using proc means or proc
If you can't think of a data set to use, check out swivel.com, or see the
sample exercises referenced below.
You can use any of the exercises as a model for what I expect.
The second assignment is similar to the first, but should involve one or
more procedures (which we may or may not have mentioned in class), and
ideally would actually address a question or problem you're interested in.
Feel free to use any data that you can find. If you simply don't have any
data, and can't find any that is of interest, you can again use one of the
sample data sets (not the one you used in the first assignment), and use
one or more procedures on that.
Feel free to ask me for more details, either in the lab or through email.
Submitting the project
Your project should contain the log and output (.lst) files for your program;
if you feel that the data is unusual, you can also provide the input data, but
it's usually not necessary. Project submissions should be emailed to
me, firstname.lastname@example.org in a single email,
either with a single pdf or word document containing all the parts, or an
archive (zip, rar, tar, etc.) containing
the various parts of the project (log, output
and optionally data) with your s100 account number in the subject line.
DO NOT send your report
as part of the body of the message, and do not send me multiple emails. If
the email option is difficult or inconvenient,
out your reports and either give them to me, slide them under the door of my
office (Room 495 Evans Hall) if I'm not around, or bring them to the
Statistics office (Room 367 Evans Hall) and ask for them to be put in my mailbox.