SAS is a leader in business analytics. Through innovative analytics it caters to business intelligence and data management software and services. SAS transforms data into insight which can give a fresh perspective on business.
Unlike other BI tools available in the market, SAS takes an extensive programming approach to data transformation and analysis rather than a pure drag drop and connect approach. That makes it stand out from the crowd as it gives much finer control over data manipulation. SAS has a very large number of components customized for specific industries and data analysis tasks.
This tutorial is designed for all those readers who want to read and transform raw data to produce insights for business using SAS. In addition, it will also be quite useful for those readers who would like to become a Data Analyst or Data Scientist.
Before proceeding with this tutorial, you should have a basic understanding of Computer Programming terminologies. A basic understanding of any of the programming languages will help you in understanding the SAS programming concepts. Familiarity with SQL will help you learn it very fast.
Learn how to
- use macro code to write more efficient SAS programs
- use the SQL procedure as an easy, flexible way to query and combine your data
- use advanced SAS programming techniques such as creating samples and indexes, using lookup tables to match data, and modifying and tracking data set changes
- write SAS programs to maximize efficiency.