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.
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 Office 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.
Primary audience: Any new SAS users/users new to SAS®10 who need to learn to conduct data analysis with SAS and use Enterprise Guide.
Secondary audience: More experienced SAS users / administrators who are new to SAS®10 or need a quick reference for daily use, administration or learning new techniques.
Chris Hemedinger is a senior software manager in the Business Intelligence division at SAS. Chris began his career at SAS in 1993 as a technical writer. In 1997 he became involved in a prototype project to make SAS easier to use for non-programmers -- that project evolved into the hugely popular SAS Enterprise Guide, a product that Chris has worked with ever since.
Stephen McDaniel is the founder of Pragmatic Data Analysis, LLC, and provides expertise and strategic advice for data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytic applications. Stephen worked as SAS as a senior manager for SAS Enterprise Guide and has been a SAS user for 15 years. During his career, he has implemented data warehousing, business intelligence and analytic solutions at over forty major companies.