SAS For Dummies

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Overview

The fun and easy way to learn to use this leading business intelligence tool

Written by an author team who is directly involved with SAS, this easy-to-follow guide is fully updated for the latest release of SAS and covers just what you need to put this popular software to work in your business. SAS allows any business or enterprise to improve data delivery, analysis, reporting, movement across a company, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more. SAS For Dummies, ...

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Overview

The fun and easy way to learn to use this leading business intelligence tool

Written by an author team who is directly involved with SAS, this easy-to-follow guide is fully updated for the latest release of SAS and covers just what you need to put this popular software to work in your business. SAS allows any business or enterprise to improve data delivery, analysis, reporting, movement across a company, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more. SAS For Dummies, 2nd Edition  gives you the necessary background on what SAS can do for you and explains how to use the Enterprise Guide.

  • SAS provides statistical and data analysis tools to help you deal with all kinds of data: operational, financial, performance, and more
  • Places special emphasis on Enterprise Guide and other analytical tools, covering all commonly used features
  • Covers all commonly used features and shows you the practical applications you can put to work in your business
  • Explores how to get various types of data into the software and how to work with databases
  • Covers producing reports and Web reporting tools, analytics, macros, and working with your data

In the easy-to-follow, no-nonsense For Dummies format, SAS For Dummies gives you the knowledge and the confidence to get SAS working for your organization.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470539682
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 239,278
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen McDaniel is Principal and cofounder of FreakalyticsLLC, which provides training and consulting for data presentation,visual data exploration, and dashboard development.

Chris Hemedinger works in SAS R&D on the team thatbuilds SAS Enterprise Guide, a popular user interface for SAScustomers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to SAS!

Chapter 1:Touring the Wonderful World of SAS.

Chapter 2: Your Connection to SAS: Using SAS EnterpriseGuide.

Chapter 3: Six-Minute Abs: Getting Miraculous Results withSAS.

Part II: Gathering Data and Presenting Information.

Chapter 4: Accessing Data: Oh, the Choices!

Chapter 5: Managing Data: I Can Do That?

Chapter 6: Show Me a Report in Less Than a Minute.

Chapter 7: Graphs: More Value with SAS.

Part III: Impressing Your Boss with Your SAS BusinessIntelligence.

Chapter 8: A Painless Introduction to Analytics.

Chapter 9: More Analytics to Enlighten and Entertain.

Chapter 10: Data Mining: Making the Leap from Guesses to SmartChoices.

Part IV: Enhancing and Sharing Your SAS Masterpieces.

Chapter 11: Leveraging Work from SAS to Those LessFortunate.

Chapter 12: Use OLAP and Impress Your Coworkers.

Chapter 13: Supercharge Microsoft Offi ce with SAS.

Chapter 14: Web Reporting Fever: SAS Has That Covered.

Part V: Getting SAS Ready to Rock and Roll.

Chapter 15: Setting Up SAS.

Chapter 16: SAS Programming for the Faint of Heart.

Chapter 17: The New World Meets the Old: Programmers and SASEnterprise Guide.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten SAS Enterprise Guide Productivity Tips.

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Administrators.

Chapter 20: Ten (or More) Web Resources for ExtraInformation.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2007

    Great intro to SAS BI

    My new employer recently bought SAS BI Server 'we had just replaced Business Objects with SAS not long before I started' for our pricing unit. I am a quanititive MBA with a strong history in Excel + VBA scripting. I have to admit I was struggling quite a bit with learning SAS 'and weaning myself off of Excel', so I picked up this book last month 'I wanted to avoid learning another programming language, so this book was nice.' Ripped through this book quickly and found sufficient examples to help me understand the workflow of EG and the Addin. I also liked the overview of SAS analytics, gave me some things to consider. This book also covers my favorite new addition for my Excel addiction, the SAS Addin for Office. Also, it looks like OLAP should be our next addition to the mix since we own it already. My main complaint about this book is that I had to figure out where the sample data was located on our server. It wasn't there but on the EG disk, so we had to move it to the server, a bit of a pain. Once I had this figured out, the examples were straight-forward but informative, especially the query sections. I have already lent the book to a friend in another group who has started playing with SAS for their forecasting project.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    Juvia

    Gray the fantastic sama best thing evr hihe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    Misa

    SO MANY THINGS TO COMMNENT ABOUT!!! 1. Grell XD 2. Chicken Head is seriously the best nickname ever 3. Feels! <p> How will Bon respond to Shiemi and Rin? What will happen? Who will Rin choose? Will he choose to be alone? Find out next time on D.Y.H.M!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    D.Y.H.M? Chapter 7

    Me: *runs in* WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!! I made a name for myself for my stories!!! GRAY THE GREAT!<p>
    Shiemi: *giggles* Gray the Great, thats nice!<p>
    Rin and Bon: Dont encourage it Shiemi!<p>
    Me: HEY!!!! I'M NOT AN IT!! WHAT AM I GRELL!?<p>
    Rin and Bon: Yes!!<p>
    Grell: *dramatic entrance*someone called?<p>
    All of us: AHHHH NOOOOOOO!!!! Enjoy the stroy while we get rid of this thing!<p>
    Rin's POV~flash back~:
    I was laying with Bon and he had his arms wrapped around me. The rare moment we had peace. It was nice to just lay here close to him, but something was wrong. Bon was being weird.<p>
    "Whats wrong chicken head?" I asked.<p>
    Bon smiled down at me. "Nothing kitty," he said.<p>
    I look at him with my look that said 'B.<_>S.' He sighed and sat up. I sat up too.<p>
    "I... slept with Aki..." he said.<p>
    I froze in shock. "W-When?"<p>
    "On your birthday."<p>
    That was worse. "So thats why you didnt show up at my dorm like you said you would," I said, tears were threatening me.<p>
    "It was a stu<_>pid mistake! Please frgive me!" He begged.<p>
    "Give me one good reason!"<p>
    "Becase I didnt enjoy it and I feel nothing for her! You are the only person I love!"<p>
    I felt tears running down my cheeks. He hugged me and stroked my hair trying to calm me down. He sobbed into his chest. Wait why was I letting him hug me? Am I that desperate?<p>
    "Rin I am sorry, please, please forgive me," he whispered.<p>
    "F-Fine, but never do it again," I said muffled in his chest.<p>
    "Never again," he said.<p>
    <p>
    I woke up and sat up, looking around. I sighed. Was everything just a dream? Da<_>mn what was wrong with me? I yawned and saw a blond out of the corner of my eye. Shiemi was sleeping next to me. I then remembered that we had sat in awkward silence for like 2 hours and then I fell asleep. The door began to open and I knew it was Bon. Fu<_>ck a duck.<p>
    End<p>
    Me: *watches rin and bon throw Grell out the window* sooo! How was it?<p>
    Rin: that was an ordeal!<p>
    Bon: *grabs Rin and runs off* MINE!!!!<p>
    Shiemi: HEY! *runs after them*

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    Posted March 10, 2014

    Broklyn

    She waited.

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Research computer skills for data based information

    SAS for Dummies could have provided me with additional skills on the computer for marketing based information. I returned the book, and bought another book after skimming my initial decision to cram in knowledge.

    Having taken an updated course for computer training from a software provider, I realized programs have many different ways of working, and there are many shortcuts.

    I returned the book realizing I would not utilize these new skills, and the book would only sit and not be used. It is a useful book if one is working with computer information or desires to learn.

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