Hands-On SAS for Data Analysis

By Harish Gulati
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  1. Section 1: SAS Basics

About this book

SAS is one of the leading enterprise tools in the world today when it comes to data management and analysis. It enables the fast and easy processing of data and helps you gain valuable business insights for effective decision-making. This book will serve as a comprehensive guide that will prepare you for the SAS certification exam.

After a quick overview of the SAS architecture and components, the book will take you through the different approaches to importing and reading data from different sources using SAS. You will then cover SAS Base and 4GL, understanding data management and analysis, along with exploring SAS functions for data manipulation and transformation. Next, you'll discover SQL procedures and get up to speed on creating and validating queries. In the concluding chapters, you'll learn all about data visualization, right from creating bar charts and sample geographic maps through to assigning patterns and formats. In addition to this, the book will focus on macro programming and its advanced aspects.

By the end of this book, you will be well versed in SAS programming and have the skills you need to easily handle and manage your data-related problems in SAS.

Publication date:
September 2019
Publisher
Packt
Pages
346
ISBN
9781788839822

 

Section 1: SAS Basics

This part introduces the reader to the SAS environment—writing your first program and providing a glimpse into how SAS works in the background to execute the program. Readers will learn how to manipulate and transform data using a variety of functions.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to SAS Programming
  • Chapter 2, Data Manipulation and Transformation

About the Author

  • Harish Gulati

    Harish Gulati is a consultant, analyst, modeler, and trainer based in London. He has 16 years of financial, consulting, and project management experience across leading banks, management consultancies, and media hubs. He enjoys demystifying his complex line of work in his spare time. This has led him to be an author and orator at analytical forums. His published books include SAS for Finance by Packt and Role of a Data Analyst, published by the British Chartered Institute of IT (BCS). He has an MBA in brand communications and a degree in psychology.

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