Are you learning about SAS?

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Anyone learning about SAS can take advantage of the SAS University Edition. This can be downloaded to your Windows or Linux platform as a free virtual machine compatible with VirtualBox or VMware Player (both free too!), or accessed online through an Amazon AWS environment (also free!). Full details about what you need to do can be found at http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html. Just follow the Get free software link on this web page.

Note that this version of SAS must only be used for learning about SAS, and is not intended for commercial use. The full list of permitted uses for the SAS University Edition can be found here.

You can use SAS University Edition with all of the topics in the SAS course on this site, except SAS Enterprise Guide.

The SAS course now has 16 topics in 3 sections

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The SAS course continues to grow, and now has 16 topics in 3 different sections:

  • [A] SAS components – 2 topics
  • Data Steps – 11 topics
  • [F] PROC SQL – 3 topics

The SAS course topics themselves can only be accessed by Programmer level members, but Free members can read the SAS course – Home page and see the individual topic names.

More topics and sections are being developed, so register for free now to be kept up-to-date about all of the news, so you can take advantage of the Programmer level when it suits you best!

A new SAS course section about PROC SQL has been started

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While I have been working on the final topic(s) for the Data Steps section of the SAS course on the FILE & PUT statements, I have read a number of questions on the web about PROC SQL syntax. I was not going to start this section until somewhat later, but I have decided to publish the first few topics to explain some of the most useful PROC SQL syntax, so look out for the following topics in the next few weeks:

  • SELECT & FROM
  • ORDER BY
  • GROUP BY & HAVING
  • Joins, WHERE & ON
  • INTO
  • DISTINCT
  • Summary functions

The SAS course topics can only be accessed by Programmer level members, but Free members can read the SAS course – Home page.

Data Steps section of my SAS course is nearing completion

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I’m currently working on the final topic(s) for the Data Steps section of the SAS course on the FILE & PUT statements, which also includes information about FILENAME and ABORT statements too. Currently I’m splitting this topic into 4 sub-topics, to make it more manageable, which will be published before the end of the month.

The next section will focus on SAS procedures, and then I’ll be working on a section about reading external files.

The SAS course topics can only be accessed by Programmer level members, but Free members can read the SAS course – Home page.

2 new topics now in the SAS course, and an extension to an existing topic

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You will need to have, at least, Free membership of my SAS blog to access the SAS course home page, which is made up of sections containing SAS-related topics, with new topics and sections posted over time.

The SAS course now has 2 sections, updated with 2 new topics (about formats and informats) and another extended topic (about DO loops, including information about arrays) available, making a total of 10 topics in the SAS Programming Forum. Note that the course topics themselves are not available to registered members with Free membership, so to upgrade your membership please click here.

More topics and sections are being developed, so register now for free to be kept informed about all of the news…

The SAS course now has 8 topics available in the SAS Programming Forum

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The SAS course is made up of sections containing SAS-related topics, with new topics and sections posted over time.

The SAS course now has 2 sections, with 4 new topics available, making a total of 8 topics in the SAS Programming Forum. Note that the course topics themselves are not available to registered members with Free membership, so to upgrade your membership please click here.

More topics and sections are being developed, so register now for free to be kept informed about all of the news…

The SAS course now has 4 topics available in the SAS Programming Forum

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The SAS course is made up of sections containing SAS-related topics, with new topics posted over time.

The SAS course now has 2 sections and 4 topics available in the SAS Programming Forum. Note that the course topics are not available to registered members with Free membership, so to upgrade your membership please click here:

More topics and sections are being developed…

A new SAS course for all SAS Programmers is now starting in my SAS Programming Forum

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I’ve seen self-paced SAS courses for around $125 / R.7,000. My new course will be priced at £5 (about $7 / R.475) per month and details can be found here, and you’ll be able to ask me any questions you need answers to at the same time, so it will be cheaper to become a member for 12 months than register for just one self-paced course!

Course topics during the year will include:

  • Data Steps
  • PROC SQL
  • Macros
  • PROC REPORT
  • PROC TABULATE
  • Reading databases
  • Reading text files
  • ODS destinations
  • ODS GRAPHICS
  • Performance considerations
  • Platform differences

The first two topics from the course looking generally at SAS components have been published today:

Still interested, then subscribe now for the SAS Programming Forum here !!