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SAS syntax - need a introductory book

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SAS syntax - need a introductory book

It seems that many statistic procedures cannot be completed by the menu buttons. Instead the syntax could do everything. So any good books for the syntax?

 

Tom

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Re: SAS syntax - need a introductory book

Posted in reply to TomHsiung

Do you mean an introductory book on SAS statistics procedure syntax or a general introductory SAS syntax book?

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Re: SAS syntax - need a introductory book

Hi, Dray

 

Thanks for your reply. I think I need some basic understanding of SAS programing and then more detail for multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and survival analysis.

 

Tom

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Re: SAS syntax - need a introductory book

Posted in reply to TomHsiung

Ok. First of all, if I might suggest some other platform than a book, I think you may really benefit from the e-learning courses Programming 1 and Statistics 1 provided for free by SAS institute Smiley Happy Programming 1 will get you going on the basic SAS syntax and Statistics 1 will give you more detail for at least multiple linear regression and logistic regression. I think maybe also Survival analysis (been a while since I have used them)

 

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Re: SAS syntax - need a introductory book

Also look at SAS/STAT documentation, particularly the introductory chapters.  It is completely free.

 

http://go.documentation.sas.com/?docsetId=statug&docsetTarget=titlepage.htm&docsetVersion=14.2&local...

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Re: SAS syntax - need a introductory book

Posted in reply to WarrenKuhfeld

Hi:

And, in addition to the other comments, my students have recommended this web site, maintained by UCLA. They provide an overview of SAS here: http://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/ and an overview of data analysis examples here: http://stats.idre.ucla.edu/other/dae/ that my students have recommended. The data analysis link contains a comparison of several different statistical languages: SAS, SPSS, R, and STATA. You might find it useful to read the example for doing analysis in the language you know and then reading about the same analysis when performed in a different software package.

 

Cynthia

 

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Posted in reply to Cynthia_sas

Much appreciated!

 

Tom

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