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SAS For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-53968-2
388 pages
April 2010
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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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Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to SAS!

Chapter 1:Touring the Wonderful World of SAS.

Chapter 2: Your Connection to SAS: Using SAS Enterprise Guide.

Chapter 3: Six-Minute Abs: Getting Miraculous Results with SAS.

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 Business Intelligence.

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 Smart Choices.

Part IV: Enhancing and Sharing Your SAS Masterpieces.

Chapter 11: Leveraging Work from SAS to Those Less Fortunate.

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 SAS Enterprise 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 Extra Information.

Index.

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

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

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