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Mirjana Stojanovic, Chapel Hill, NC
ABSTRACT Often people ask how, “How can I learn SAS?” This paper is intended to help answer this question by providing an extensive list of web resources that I accumulated while I was unemployed and pursuing additional SAS training. I realize that it is not enough to just read about SAS programming. Experience with SAS software is necessary for a clear understanding of the material presented, especially the intermediate and advanced material. It is essential to have access to SAS software for practice and practical experience. The SAS Learning Edition is a great resource for this purpose and it is affordable. Information on the SAS Learning Edition can be found at http://support.sas.com/rnd/le/index.html . I hope that this list will be useful to all SAS users, both new users and those who are continuing their education. INTRODUCTION SAS training can be accomplished in many ways. Taking courses at SAS Institute or other reputable institutions is effective, but costly. Some of us cannot afford this type of training and are not affiliated with companies willing to cover the costs. In this presentation I will focus on how to learn SAS Software cheaply or for free by visiting numerous Web sites and choosing the sites best suited to your needs. Some Internet sites are designed for self training and they charge a small fee. Other sites provide content that is free. Using SAS or the SAS Learning Edition is the best strategy for really learning and getting some practical experience. It is easy to copy code from these web sites and run it in SAS so that you gain a better understanding. The web sites below are divided into several sections, but they concentrate on learning SAS Base Software. I hope you will find this list of sites useful, and that it will save you some time. This paper is available at http://rtpnet.org/~rtsug/articles.html. The easiest way to access these sites would be to download the paper so you do not have to type the addresses.
SITES FOR LEARNING SAS SOFTWARE Tutorial for SAS 8.2, the http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~snqcolin/SAS82tutorial.pdf University of Reading. http://www.geocities.com/statbookstore/sas/sasex/sasex.html Examples from SAS Programming by Example By Cody and Pass http://www.stat.psu.edu/%7Ejianchu/STAT480.htm#Lecture%20Notes Efficient way to learn basics of SAS Base. http://www.stat.psu.edu/%7Ejianchu/STAT480.htm#Lecture%20Notes Penn State University Data Management. http://www.wvu.edu/~support/training/classmat/sas/datamgt.pdf West Virginia University SAS Intermediate course. http://www.wvu.edu/~support/training/classmat/sas/sas2.pdf West Virginia University SAS in Research Data http://www.rhoworld.com/index_services_biostats.htm Management http://hsrd.durham.med.va.gov/Biostat/training/SAS%20presentation%20v10.pdf Intro to SAS Data Step. Inst. for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research Intro to SAS Procedures http://hsrd.durham.med.va.gov/Biostat/training/presentation%20II%20v10.pdf http://support.cit.nih.gov/statsoft/training/classrm/courstmp.htm Several SAS courses in PDF format NIH, Maryland Advanced SAS Courses http://ifasstat.ufl.edu/sta4702/pdf/SASIntro.pdf and Tips http://www.pauldickman.com/teaching/sas/index.html Department of Medical Epidemiology and http://www.pauldickman.com/teaching/sas/sas_tips_cleaning8.pdf Biostatistics Karolinska Institute Comprehensive SAS http://www.firstobs.com Sites Including Tutorial
By Doug Hemken Proc MEANS.ucla.virginia.edu/~rjohnson/bios524/sam ple_programs. SAS Programming.edu/cc/stat/tutorials/sasWds/ http://www.cornell. University of California Santa Cruz Additional SAS Topics. Greenville.com/beginsas/beginsas.louisiana.edu/Guides/Statistics/add_sas_topics.htm http://statlab.pdf http://www.uta. NC Tutorial on Base SAS.com/proceedings/sugi27/p018-27.com/papers/CarpMcQProcMeans.dasconsultants.edu/seminars/SAS%20programming%20Outline. Services SAS Data Preparation: SAS PC Tutorial.html http://facweb.hasug.edu/Statistics/SAS_Guidelines.ats.edu/computing/ http://www.oit.ca/centres/mchp/teaching/sasmanual/data_types. Houston.com/pubs_current. of California. Data Manipulation by Greg Jenkins Introduction to the SAS System.html#top http://www.html http://www-unix.Y by Andrew Karp SAS for Windows The Data Step.htm#S1 http://www.htm http://oregonstate.depaul.nyu.vcu.ppt http://www.datainfoworks. of Texas at Arlington SAS Programming Workshop.Getting Familiar with SAS Data Sets.vcu.itc. SUMMAR.pdf http://www. Texas SAS Online TutorialsBeg.html http://www. VA Commonwealth Univ. of Alabama Fundamentals of SAS and Data Management. by Lauren Haworth SAS in 60 minutes.jsp#P6 . SAS Help Virginia Tech PROC TABULATE and much more.bcm.edu/research/sas/training/v8/ http://filebox.ua. Yale University http://www.html http://www.ciser.edu/depken/grad/5336/general/sas.wisc. DePaul CTI Intermediate SAS Course.html http://helpdesk.edu/stat/sas/modules/default.vt.utexas.edu/econ/holmesg/econ6302/sasin60.ecu.tmc. University of Louisiana Links to SAS Resources. Practical Data Management and Statistical Computing using SAS.edu/~rjohnson/bios524/Cody%20Notes/index. Yaffe SAS Basics.pdf http://www. East Carolina University .people. Adv.htm http://www.edu/rsettimi/328/Week1/SASlecture1. Texas Medical Center. VA Commonwealth Univ.edu/~mhardin/Lecture_3_and_6_6per_page.stat.pdf http://www.edu/dept/statistics/software/sas/2002seminar/advanced_data_manipulation.pdf http://condor. Cornell University SAS Sample Programs. Computing with SAS Software.edu/~bepi691f/outline.edu/users/awaymack/marini/ http://www.sas.cs.yale.umass.laurenhaworth. Academic Tech.pdf http://www2. University of Manitoba Biostatistical Computing using SAS. Phil Spector Univ.pdf http://www.people.edu/its/socsci/Docs/sasintro.org/HASUG%20_PROC_MEANS_Enhancements. by Mike Hardin Univ. Univ.edu/help/doco/sas_intro.umanitoba.cba.htm#ODStheBasics http://core.dacc. Basic SAS Dataset Management by R.
edu/infotech/research/saswin/ http://depts. University of North Texas Take a look at ‘downloads’ SAS Companion for the Microsoft Windows Environment.cpc. Carolina Population Ctr.queensu. Stanford University http://www.unc.html#3 http://core.edu/sasclass/index.ca/sscl/statsexamples/sas/datafiles.htm http://www. College of Agriculture.trincoll. Step by Step.html http://filebox.washington.edu/ag/statprog/sas/sas. SAS topics.htm http://www. University of Michigan Gentle Intro.htm http://jeff-lab. of Waterloo.geocities. Univ.uic. Queens University. Wuensch's East Carolina University.pop.edu/class/stats212/lectures/ .ca/ec/courses/sasunix/uwsas. Virginia Tech SAS Code examples. to SAS by Frank DiIorio SAS Workshops.prochelp.html http://ist. UNC at Chapel Hill SAS Information Guides.html http://homepages.pdf http://www.htm http://www.edu/psyc/wuenschk/sas.htm http://www.nyu. Ontario Canada Using SAS to analyze statistical data. Formats and Informats An Introduction to the SAS System for MAC.html http://www.html http://www.htm http://www. Loyola University Chicago Sample SAS programs. Canada SAS Programming.com/statbookstore/sas/saslang/function. Common Errors.uwaterloo. Trinity College SAS Examples: programs.edu/depts/accc/stats/seminars.com/ http://www. Univ.ca/stat/sas/sasman/sashtml/win/index. CA DATA Step Functions Applied Statistics with SAS lectures.edu/depts/cc/acad/documents/stats/SASdoc. files and results. University of Idaho SAS Training: Seminar Handouts and Info. Population Research Institute SAS Talk . Univ.stanford. of Illinois at Chicago SAS Statistical Links. Introduction to SAS.ecu.luc.html http://www. of Washington Error Diagnostics.vt.uwo. Tutorials. Univ.uidaho.unt.ssc.albany. Dr.edu/services/computer/presentations/sasclass99/ http://www.queensu.Base SAS.edu/~msz03/epi514/papers/ts486.edu/help/cacpri/base/index.edu/~cscar/software/sas. Penn State.spikeware. of Western Ontario.By Ian Whitlock INTERNET and Web Resources TS 486 – Quick Reference – Functions.psu.ca/stat/sas/ http://www. SAS language and Procedure.umich.edu/cc/sas/errormsg.com/ http://jeff-lab.edu/~taf2/diiorio.edu/rss/class/sas1/ http://www.
cornell.sas. SAS FAQs SAS SAS Univ.sas. Austin Technical support resources SAS-L Archives University of Georgia SAS Customer Support SAS Online Samples SAS Online Resources Shaping Your Data in SAS.sas. Univ.sas.edu/isd/doc/statistics/sas/faq/ http://www.htm courses) Audio-visual SAS online http://distancelearning.com/techsup/faq/products.com/techsup/download/technote/ts674/ts674.cl.listserv.com/showurls.sas.com/misc/tutor/resources.utexas.com/recommendations/computertraining.html http://nas.html http://www.html http://support.tutorgig.edu/spears/sas/guide/guide.ciser. to Exporting SAS/Graph Output to Microsoft Office Quick description of SAS Graphing Technique. of Pennsylvania SAS® Online Programming Guide University of Houston http://ftp.pdf http://www.cornell.uh.com/sas.online-course.unc.com/techsup/intro.8m.ncsu.jsp?group=4189&index=0 SAS online training http://www.com/sas.upenn.inforingpress.html Set of 9 SAS courses http://www.sas.hollandnumerics.html http://support.shtml Institute Inc.co.html http://www.uga.html http://www.com/training/index.com/ SAS online training http://www. of Texas Univ.com/ http://support.ciser.An Intro.edu/computing/SASQA.edu/cc/faqs/stat/ http://www.utexas. University of Arkansas Windows SAS Tutorial Univ.html http://www.html SAS online courses http://www.htm Training for SAS SAS Online Training http://www.ats.e-learningcenter.com/products/tgen.com/xml/bb/common/testcenter/subcatresults.brainbench. of Southern CA Cornell Univ. of Kentucky Holland Numerics Univ.com/training/elearn/selfpaced.cornell.html http://www. of Pennsylvania UCLA NC State University http://support.trainingcenter.edu/stat/sas/faq/ http://www.edu/demo/ma377/lecture.tutorialusa.ksi.ucla.edu/sas/faq/ .sas.htm Courses Web based SAS training http://www.edu/archives/sas-l.edu/atn/statistical/classes/handouts/sas_graphing.upenn.uark. Texas.net/ SAS online training (7 http://www.uky.htm training Certifications from SAS http://gocertify.edu/ArtsSciences/PoliSci/tutorials/sas_faq.html_sourcecontrol http://www.com/sas.uk/sasfaq/SASFAQ.com/documentation/onlinedoc/code.stat.html http://support.edu/compserv/training/shortcrs/handouts/sas_handout.xml?cat1=9&cat2=26 SAS Tutorial Online http://computer-training.HTM http://www.ppt http://www.html http://www.ciser.usc.staffkit.samples.html http://www.sas.html SAS TRAINING ON THE WEB Self-Paced e-Learning http://support. Getting started with SAS for Windows.shtml http://www.com/techsup/faq/gen_sas.edu/cores/computing/help/faqs/sasfaq.pop.html from SAS Institute Self-Paced Computer http://www.ciser.edu/computing/_derived/SASQA.cornell.pop.html SAS online training http://www.mindleaders.edu/cores/computing/help/faqs/sas/lecture.com/vendors/SASInstituteInc.shtml#sas http://www.edu/computing/online.edu/cc/stat/tutorials/sas8/sas8.edu/FAQ/SAS/ http://www.
org/jobs. News.statisticsjobs.com/magdelina/.com/SASNewsletter.aimsco.com http://www.edu/sasclass/index.ca/lab/psy3030/programs.sas. Canada http://www.com/ http://www.schardy.html http://www.org/ http://www.depts.htm http://www.com/sassamples/index.jobvertise.com http://tips.com/sas/faq/faq_home.hirehealth.htm http://homepage.sas.uk/index. tips.com/sassamples/bitsandbytes/index.dice.washington.htm http://www.tripod.ntlworld.co.html http://support.asp .com/jobs/ http://airweb.com/~schick/sas_tips. ON.txt http://www.html http://www.com/ http://www.com/ http://homepage.html http://www. hints.uk/note_colon/index.asu.pdf http://www.CODING TIPS AND TRICKS Code Samples and http://support.ed.htm http://homepage.pwcons.com/philipmason/ http://www.yorku.techieindex.ratcliffe.edu/~taf2/missfmt.htm http://seamonkey. Canada Tips & Techniques by Phil Mason Hints and Tips in the RTSL e-Newsletter SAS Tips New SAS User Group Tips from Hardy Consulting Services. and tips Phil Mason’s Site TIPS from various sources Dating tips from SAS by David Hopkins SAS Tips SAS bits and bytes TIPS Various tips SAS code.demon.html WHERE TO LOOK FOR JOBS http://www.philasug.com/list.qc. tricks and more from PW Consulting Tips and more from CompuCraft The best samples from various SAS BBUs Various topics from York University.com/sassamples/quicktips/index.html http://support.html Technical Tips http://support.sconsig.com/sassamples/quicktips/index.dc-sug.org/dcmar97.com http://www.html How to Write Efficient Programs By Frank DiIorio Counting the number of missing values of a variable.centerwatch.com/philipmason/ http://members.views-uk.mac.ppt http://homepages.com/events.sas.com/careers/jwads.sas.ntlworld.Public/utl.com/pdf/efficiency.ca/en/trucs.html http://support.sys-seminar.html http://www.medzilla.psych.html http://www.edu/~alex/computer/sas/sas.asp?type=GENERAL http://www.nyu.sas.sas-jobs.com/publishing/pdf/ http://www.com http://chronicle. jobs and much more Tips.monster.co.
RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND MAGAZINES Magazines Books by users Geometry Online Learning Center Preparation for the SAS Certification Exams The SAS Certified Professional Program Book selections by InterVelopers Books on the Web SAS Magazines and Newsletter Global Statements by Rick Aster SAS Users’ Bookstore A! Apress bookstore SAS Com Magazine SAS Publishing http://support.html http://sas.sas. and I recommend this method.htm http://books.sas.com/shop/sas. Kevin Kelly. I am able to compare various methods of learning SAS.htm http://www.globalstatements. Many people have spent a great deal of time creating sites that explain SAS Software and provide coding examples. who gave me the initial encouragement to write this paper.html COMPUTER DICTIONARY FOR SAS PROGRAMMERS Rick Aster http://www.globalstatements.apress. What is best for you may depend on your budget.html?bID=126 http://www. ® indicates USA registration.html http://support.com/ http://www. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money if you are persistent in searching the web and practicing with the SAS software.geometry.net/Programming/75/Statistical_Computing_index.com SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc.sas. I am convinced that is possible to learn the basics about SAS software this way.sas.html http://support.sas. University of Iowa.html CONCLUSION There are many different ways to learn to program with SAS software. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. NC 27514 (919) 360-0618 mstojanovic@nc. .ontheweb.com/d/index. AUTHOR CONTACT INFORMATION Mirjana Stojanovic 91A Weaver Dairy Road Chapel Hill.com/book/bookDisplay.wargaming. in the USA and other countries. I have chosen to take full advantage of the SAS programming information on the web.certifiedprogrammer. After almost four years of studying and working with SAS Software.com/bookstore/default.cfm http://www. your training needs and the way you prefer to learn.com/news/sascom/ http://support.rr. I would especially like to thank Dr.com/documentation/periodicals/ http://www. Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.com/issues/dec00/dept_specialtycert.certmag.com/publishing/index.com/documentation/periodicals/index. especially for beginners.html http://www. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank all the people who put their documents on the Web so we can search and find useful information about SAS.sasusers.com http://www.com/publishing/bbu/authorline_archive.net/computer_bk/unix.
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