This book has two goals: the first is to show readers how to use a free version of SAS called SAS OnDemand for Academics, including how to use point-and-click menus to view, summarize, and analyze data using built-in SAS Studio tasks. The second goal is to teach readers how to program using SAS.
The first part of the book shows readers how to register for SAS OnDemand for Academics. The remaining chapters in this section explore how to use the SAS Studio tasks to inspect, summarize, display, and, finally, how to create graphical representations of data.
The second part of the book is an introduction to SAS programming. Starting from basic concepts, this part of the book discusses conditional logic, looping, SAS functions, and some slightly more advanced topics such as how to analyze longitudinal data and transform SAS data sets.
Although this book covers basic and intermediate topics, more advanced topics such as SAS date interval functions and Perl regular expressions are not covered.