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Baruch College, Department of Statistics and CIS: Fall - 2015

Instructor: Balwant S. Gill Email: balwant.gill@baruch.cuny.edu


Visiting Hours: 4:15 5:15 PM, Mon, Wed Room 12210
Contact Number: (646) 312-3429
STA 9750 Software Tools for Data Analysis
Tests and Grading
Place and Time for Tests: Class Room and Class Time.
First Test Date: 10/07/2015.
Second Test Date: 11/18/2015.
Home Work Submission Dead Line: 12/02/2015
Final Test Date (Decided by Baruch): 12/16/2015 12/23/2015.
Weight of Tests and Home Assignments
First Test: 15%
Second Test: 25%
Final Test: 45%
Home Assignments: 15%
Attendance is required. Excessive absence, late arrivals, and early departures are likely to have adverse
effect on your grade. Class participation will have a positive effect on your grade.
Notes: 1. Homework must be emailed by dead line
2. Home work emailed after deadline will have a maximum 50% of the weight

Recommended Text
The Little SAS Book a Primer, Fifth Edition
by Lora D. Delwiche and Susan J. Slaughter
Chapter
Brief Description of Topic
1
Getting Started Using SAS Software
SAS Language, SAS programs, SAS statements, Layout of SAS programs, Comments, Errors
SAS Data Sets, Variables and Observations, Data types, Missing Data, Size of data sets, Rules for SAS
names, Windows and Commands in SAS Windowing Environment,
2
Getting Your Data into SAS.
Methods for Getting Your Data into SAS, Temporary versus Permanent SAS Data Sets, Using Libname
Statements, Listing Contents of SAS Data Set.
3
Working with Your Data.
Creating and Redefining Variables. SAS Functions, IF-THEN Statements, Subsetting data, SAS dates.
Retain and Sum Statements, Arrays
4
Sorting, Printing, and Summarizing Your data
SAS Procedures, By, Title, FOOTNOTE, LABEL, WHERE, FORMAT, PUT statements, PROC SORT,
PROC PRINT, PROC FORMAT, PROC MEANS, PROC FREQ, PROC TABULATE, PROC REPORT.
5
Enhancing Your Output with ODS
ODS, TRACE, SELECT, OUTPUT, STYLE statements in ODS, HTML and PRINTER Output,
6
Modifying and Combining SAS Data Sets
Set Statement, Merging Data Sets, Data set Options, Proc Transpose
7
Writing Flexible Code with SAS Macro Facility
Macro Concepts, Macro and macro variables, %LET statement, Invoking a macro, CALL SYMPUT
8
Visualizing Your Data
Concepts of ODS Graphics, Creating Bar Charts, Histograms, Box Plots, and Fitted Curces.
9
Using Basic Statistical Procedures
PROC UNIVARIATE, PROC MEANS, PROC FREQ, PROC CORR, PROC REG, PROC ANOVA
10
Exporting Your Data
Methods for exporting data. Export Procedure.
11
Debugging Your SAS Programs
Data step Debugger, Searching for Semicolon, Missing values were generated.
Topics used for SAS programming
Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative data, as well as analysis of repeated measurements of data,
Application of SAS programming to Sophisticated Statistical Analysis, especially Regression and
Analysis of variance, Tests of Hypothesis.