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Fun With SAS

Fun With SAS

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SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
Let's explore fun with learning.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
Let's explore fun with learning.

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Published by: chandra on Oct 05, 2010
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F  
un with
 
SAS
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Chandra Prakash
 
 
 
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had an encounter with SAS long back during my MBA days but I never appreciatedneither I found something exciting about it. It was just; seems another software. I knewthere are lots of demands in the market for this software and it cost a sky high price. But Inever could digest the logic.After MBA I joined a BIG4 Audit firm as a data analytics professional and among manyother softwares I had to work on SAS as well. But I always preferred ACL, an alternateanalytics tool. ACL is very much appreciated software in Auditing space. The veryreason for this popularity is being customized to audit needs. Though Excel becomemuch handy to handle smaller set of data and in most cases what audit need. In few ofthe instances where audit procedure need to handle much bigger data, ACL come intouse and while SAS is the only option in abnormally bigger data.So Finally I concluded with limited scope of SAS Usage in audit that the muchappreciated software has no better use.I continued using ACL until I met with requirement to use statistical technique for analytical review. There was another in-house developed VBA based program that wasused through the ages in the firm which utilizes regression technique for these purposes. Ithought of using ACL for such a requirement and realized that it is just incapable. Isearched into many other software and found less know SPSS to audit has a goodcapability of performing statistical procedures, although, it had its own limitations. Wecould not do more than what has been provided in the tool. So it was not an end ofsearch. After much revolving around I understood why SAS keeps its place.This book do not intend to any purpose. I am trying to include SAS procedure which Iliked and can provide additional capabilities.
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AS is the leader in businessanalytics software and services,and the largest independentvendor in the businessintelligence market.In addition, SAS has manybusiness solutions that enablelarge-scale software solutions for areas such as IT management,human resource management,financial management, businessintelligence, customer relationship management andmore
 
 
So GMAP is a SAS procedure that can produce this kind of chart. I don’t think Iknow any other software with such a capability.So let‘s play with GMAP.
GMAP

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