Help using Base SAS procedures

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Help please!

I have no idea what SAS is. I have heard that this is used in the field that I want to enter, that is why I want to learn it (Business analytics). For my last semester I have to present a 15 minuet seminar on any topic. I have 2 months left. I can give say, 5 hours a week. I dont have the SAS software, and I have no money to buy it.

So should I go ahead and choose this as the topic of my seminar? If yes, then what can a beginner in SAS reasonably achieve in this time period. I have to tell my profs about what I am going to do much in advance. What should I claim?

Do I absolutely have to buy the software? I have no money.
Please help me. thanks.

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Re: Help please!

Hi:
You ask several different questions. First, you said, "I have no idea what SAS is." This lack of information is easily remedied with a few Google searches.

Next, you ask forum members whether you should choose SAS as the topic of your 15 minute seminar and then outline as a major limitation the fact that you do not have SAS software. However, the forum members won't be grading your efforts. Perhaps this is a question that would be better answered by your professors since 1) they are the ones evaluating your efforts and 2) they are in a better position to know whether SAS is available to you as a student through your school or university.

All of these colleges and universities have information about student access to SAS software -- if your school has STAT, Engineering, Finance or Computer Science classes, it is possible that your school has SAS available for your use.
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/
http://www.stat.purdue.edu/scs/help/SASshortcourse.pdf
https://kb.iu.edu/data/akld.html
http://hcl.harvard.edu/research/guides/locating_data/index.html#sas
http://dss.princeton.edu/online_help/stats_packages/sas/
http://css.its.psu.edu/news/nlsp01/sas.html
http://8help.osu.edu/3587.html
http://www.colorado.edu/its/tpsitelic/sas.html
http://www.scps.nyu.edu/areas-of-study/marketing/professional-certificates/sas-data-mining-for-marke...
http://www.umich.edu/~cscar/software/sas.html
http://sas.ncsu.edu/

It would be worth checking out.

cynthia
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