SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, Third Edition

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SAS Institute, Jul 8, 2011 - Mathematics - 802 pages
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New and experienced SAS users who want to prepare for the Base Programming for SAS 9 exam will find the SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9 to be an invaluable, convenient, and comprehensive resource that covers all of the objectives tested on the exam. Major topics include importing and exporting raw data files, creating and modifying SAS data sets, and identifying and correcting data syntax and programming logic errors. You will also become familiar with the enhancements and new functionality that are available in SAS 9. Each chapter includes a quiz on the chapter's contents. This guide provides you with a solid study resource as well as a go-to reference for your library.
 

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Contents

Referencing Files and Setting Options
41
Editing and Debugging SAS Programs
75
Creating List Reports
111
Creating SAS Data Sets from External Files
151
Understanding DATA Step Processing
199
Creating and Applying UserDefined Formats
233
Producing Descriptive Statistics
247
Producing HTML Output
279
Generating Data with DO Loops
463
Processing Variables with Arrays
483
Reading Raw Data in Fixed Fields
513
Reading FreeFormat Data
535
Reading Date and Time Values
571
Creating a Single Observation from Multiple Records
591
Creating Multiple Observations from a Single Record
613
Reading Hierarchical Files
647

Creating and Managing Variables
303
Reading SAS Data Sets
333
Combining SAS Data Sets
359
Transforming Data with SAS Functions
403
Quiz Answer Keys
673
Glossary
763
Index
777
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