It’s that time of year. Trucks full of dorm room essentials have made their way to campus and desks are now filled with stacks of text books and course syllabi. If you are one of the many students who will be using SAS as part of a course project, this posting has several resources listed to help you turn in a great project.
Thousands of professors use SAS as part of their coursework. Many professors use SAS Enterprise Guide, which allows students the opportunity to develop their skills for working with data using a point and click interface. SAS Enterprise Guide can be used for projects where data needs to be imported, cleansed, and reported on. It can also be used to conduct statistical analyses as well as to provide graphical output in several formats which allow students to easily incorporate their work into any paper or presentation. If you will be using SAS Enterprise Guide this semester, here are a few links to tutorials, papers, and books that can help you with your project:
Tutorials and Papers
- Getting Started with SAS Enterprise Guide
- Point-and-Click Programming Using SAS Enterprise Guide
- Easier than You Think: Creating Maps with SAS Enterprise Guide
- SAS Online Resources for Statistics Education
Another way professors use SAS as part of a course involves students writing SAS code. SAS is very robust and flexible and it is easy to learn how to program in SAS. Several resources to help you learn to code in SAS are listed below. If you don’t find what you need, there are numerous SAS user groups that hold conferences each year and the proceedings papers are another rich source of information if you are looking for something specific.
Tutorials and Papers
- Tips and Techniques for the SAS Programmer
- PROC TABULATE: A Getting Started Tutorial
- SAS Macro Programming for Beginners
- The Greatest Hits: ODS Essentials Every User Should Know
- Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer’s Guide
- The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Fourth Edition
- SAS Statistics by Example
Using SAS as part of a course project is something almost every student experiences and these are just a few of the resources available to help you turn in a successful project.