# Tutorial Details: Getting Started With SAS

Date: | Thursday, July 24, 2008, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm |
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Location: | 575 Walter |

Instructor(s): | Haoyu Yu, MSI |

The SAS system is a collection of programs originally designed to perform statistical analysis of data. The SAS software started out in the 1970s as a package for statistical analysis. By the early 1980s, SAS had branched out into graphics and spreadsheets. The SAS system now has a diverse family of products, most of which are integrated together and can be used as building blocks to construct a seamless system.

SAS is available on MSI’s supercomputers, which have large memory and huge disk spaces. By using SAS on MSI’s systems, you can free up your computer’s memory and disk space and speed up your processing time. Running SAS on MSI’s systems is also a good solution for time-consuming applications.

In this hands-on tutorial, each attendee will have the opportunity to use SAS. We will demonstrate how to log into our system and start using SAS. Among other skills, we will learn to load, create, and combine data sets in different ways, generate random samples, post results on the Web, and make simple plots in SAS. We will also cover writing basic code, using common statements and functions in SAS, and using statistical procedures.

This tutorial is appropriate for people who have data (not necessarily SAS data and not necessarily organized the way you want it to be) that need to be processed and analyzed statistically.

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Prerequisites: | None |