• Title: The Little SAS Book: A Primer
  • Author: Lora D. Delwiche Susan J. Slaughter
  • ISBN: 9781590473337
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Little SAS Book A Primer Getting started with SAS is easy with The Little SAS Book This friendly easy to read guide gently introduces you to the most commonly used features of SAS software plus a whole lot Authors Lora Delwi
    Getting started with SAS is easy with The Little SAS Book This friendly, easy to read guide gently introduces you to the most commonly used features of SAS software plus a whole lot Authors Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter have revised the text to include concepts of the Output Delivery System the STYLE option in the PRINT, REPORT, and TABULATE procedures ODS HTGetting started with SAS is easy with The Little SAS Book This friendly, easy to read guide gently introduces you to the most commonly used features of SAS software plus a whole lot Authors Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter have revised the text to include concepts of the Output Delivery System the STYLE option in the PRINT, REPORT, and TABULATE procedures ODS HTML, RTF, PRINTER, and OUTPUT destinations PROC REPORT on PROC TABULATE exporting data and the colon modifier for informats You ll find clear and concise explanations of basic SAS concepts such as DATA and PROC steps , inputting data, modifying and combining data sets, summarizing and presenting data, basic statistical procedures, and debugging SAS programs Each topic is presented in a self contained, two page layout complete with examples and graphics This format enables new users to get up and running quickly, while the examples allow you to type in the program and see it work

    One Reply to “The Little SAS Book: A Primer”

    1. Very helpful for absolute beginners, but not very helpful to those who want to incorporate more of the SAS macro language into their programs.

    2. Read chapters 1,2,3,4,7,10,11 for internship. Learned a lot but the textbook often didn't present info in the most intuitive/organized way.

    3. I didn't think this book was that useful. I didn't like the layout, and could never find what I was looking for. The title is accurate; it is a primer. It isn't intended as a reference source, and that is probably what I needed. I prefer SAS Institute documentation, such asSAS 9.4 Language Reference: Concepts andGetting Started with SAS Enterprise Miner 6.1. The author, Lora D. Delwiche, has written other SAS guides that I liked more than the Primer.

    4. I use this book to prepare for the SAS Advanced Certification exam. While this is really a great book as widely recommended, it has one drawback as a review material: it did not cover all the materials needed for the exam, but if you were using it for the SAS Base, it is perfect. Another thing, though not big, is that it is really not exam oriented even not like a text book. There is not a single questions in the book.Besides these is really a great book, it explains how to use the software in a [...]

    5. Note that this is a review of an older edition; I can't speak to the latest version.Anyway, this book was amazing. I don't think it's ideal as the only supplement to use when beginning to work with SAS, but as someone who had the basics in a college class and then only occasionally used that language, it more than met my needs. Many short chapters, each revolving around a different task to do with SAS and a short program to serve as a template. Been years since I've tackled a SAS issue and I sti [...]

    6. I think I actually have the first edition of this. I bought it in 2001 when I knew my job was going to include SAS. If you are a regular programmer learning SAS then be prepared to think entirely differently. This book did help with that. Basically, for SAS your whole program is one big old foreach loop.Anyway, I rarely use SAS any more but I won't get rid of this book just in case. I had a different SAS book that I used sometimes but this one was by far more helpful most of the time.

    7. While obviously not a gripping read, this book is really well done as a general, quick reference to using SAS programming. I think if you are using it to teach yourself SAS, it probably is not going to be enough/efficient as a sole source, but especially as a supplemental material and to have on hand when working on programs it is well put together. I also appreciated the authors' attempts at making the book less dry than it easily could have been, and liberal use of examples.

    8. I read this when I was programming (I guess that is obvious). It was helpful, but the class was more helpful. When the professor and another professor came to help try to decode the original program, I understood and went back to this help for assistance after they were gone. They really taught me the basics.

    9. This was used as a supplemental reading to Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language. Very informative, but given the choice, I would have stuck with the other book.

    10. I found this an invaluable introduction to SAS programming, and as a system administrator, I think this should be required reading for anyone using SAS, or responsible for managing a SAS environment for customers.

    11. Wonderful World , "SAS" , I gonna live there !!!This book is my Bible for this new statistical world ! it is really useful for new users and good reference for advanced one.

    12. Good to get a feel for SAS, but if you're looking more for design or anything beyond a simple proc glm code then this book will not be very helpful.

    13. This book is as helpful as ever. I use it almost daily to make a quick reference. Best desktop reference going!

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