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SAS For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-04401-8
408 pages
April 2011
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  • Created in partnership with SAS, this book explores SAS, a business intelligence software that can be used in any business setting or enterprise for data delivery, reporting, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more
  • SAS employee and technologist Stephen McDaniel combines real-world expertise and a friendly writing style to introduce readers to SAS basics
  • Covers crucial topics such as getting various types of data into the software, producing reports, working with the data, basic SAS programming, macros, and working with SAS and databases
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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: You Want Fries with That Graph?

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: Making It Pretty: Controlling Your Output.

Part IV: Enhancing and Sharing Your SAS Masterpieces.

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

Chapter 12: OLAP: Impressing Your Co-workers.

Chapter 13: Supercharge Microsoft Office with SAS.

Chapter 14: Web Fever: Yeah, SAS Has That Covered.

Part V: Getting SAS Ready to Rock and Roll.

Chapter 15: Setting It All Up.

Chapter 16: Taming the Data Beast.

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 works at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA, and is the Senior Manager of User Empowerment–Business Intelligence and Analytics. He is a strategic advisor and mentor for the business units in Yahoo! Search Marketing, helping business users to harness the potential of their data assets for planning and decision-making. As a member of Strategic Data Systems, he works closely with the data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytic teams on behalf of the business units to provide user-centric vision and guidance to their efforts. You can reach him at www.stephenmcdaniel.us. Previously, Stephen was the senior manager in charge of the SAS Enterprise Guide and the SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office development teams at SAS. Stephen has been a SAS user for more than 17 years and has experience at over 50 companies as a statistician, statistical programmer, product manager, and manager of data warehousing and business intelligence.

Chris Hemedinger is a senior software manager in the Business Intelligence Clients division at SAS. Chris began his career at SAS in 1993 as a technical writer, creating such hits as SAS Companion for the OS/2 Environment (remember OS/2?) and SAS Companion for the Microsoft Windows Environment. In 1997, he became involved in a prototype project to make SAS easier to use for non-programmers, and that project evolved into the hugely popular SAS Enterprise Guide, a product that Chris has worked with ever since.

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