

General Introduction to SAS

For people who are just starting to learn:
I collect my SAS samples for demonstrating basic procedures, as
well as some programs that are driven by some specific analytical strategies.


This is a great source for your productivity. Xcommand in SAS allows you to get out of SAS environment and use
DOSPROMPT. You use X command to do anything you can in DOS environment, such as copying files or running other softwares.


My SAS program samples To give you an idea of what SAS can do. A bit too complicated to use as a learning sample.
Also I programmed these a while ago, so it doesn't benefit from recent advancement in SAS. 
For people who are in my SAS workshop right at this moment. (I used to teach
workshops.)
1. Activate SAS by going to START and look for SAS
2. To get data for my instruction




PROC IML allows you to program using matrices.
Getting work done
How to create Graphs I use SAS DDE (dynamic data exchange) to populate an excel sheet and
use Excel interactively to do the graphing. 
How to create Customized Reports to many places, using SAS DDE, MSExcel, and MSWORD. The template is a word document and SAS lets it populated with
texts, statistics, and graphs. 
My Favorite way of creating a report using SAS

HOW to force Excel graphs to look professional
Not really about SAS, but I gave up on SAS graphs, so I needed to learn Excel graphs. I gave
up on SAS graphs because they are too difficult.

And after you make Excel graphics nice and professional looking...
USE AdobeILLUTRATOR to do the final editing. It is great because:
 Unlike photoshop, Illustrator will take the excel graphic data as manupulatable data.
 It allows you to put more than one Excel graphics (Note Excel can do only one graph at a time).
 It allows you to adjust the resolution.
 It seems that the graphics will look even more professional looking when an excel graphic is copied into
an Illustrator file.

Under Construction 
The rest of stuff 



KAZ REGASSIST 

Do OLS regression and make tables automatically 
$10.00 
This program allows you to run many OLS regression models and automatically create excel table. Yes,
you heard me right, you will be forever releaved from having to type in statistics manually into an Excel sheet.
Here is a version that you can run in your SAS just to try out what it gets you.
A program for a try. Run this in your SAS. Also this program creates an excel table in your MYDOCUMENT folder.
Here is a version for a practical application, a Macro program and a sample of a SAS program you
need to write on your own.
If you are a SAS programmer and want to figure out how you can write such a program, here is a simplied
version of the program.
This program works like a SAS macro program.  


Data Extraction Program for TIMSS, NELS, and LSAY
TIMSS, NELS, and LSAY are all education data and they do come with electric codebooks, but I don't like
softwares that require clicks and drops. This may sound counterintuitive, but if you are a programmar you know
it is easier to write syntax rather than click. Using SAS I wrote data extraction program for these data sets.
 





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