SAS For Dummies

SAS For Dummies

SAS For Dummies

The fun and easy way to learn to use this leading business intelligence tool

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.

  • SAS provides statistical and data analysis tools to help you deal with all kinds of data: operational, financial, performance, and more
  • Places special emphasis on Enterprise Guide and other analytical tools, covering all commonly used features
  • Covers all commonly used features and shows you the practical applications you can put to work in your business
  • Explores how to get various types of data into the software and how to work with databases
  • Covers producing reports and Web reporting tools, analytics, macros, and working with your data

In the easy-to-follow, no-nonsense For Dummies format, SAS For Dummies gives you the knowledge and the confidence to get SAS working for your organization.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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  1. 66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Please Change the Title of the Book, June 26, 2007
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    Amazon Customer “Steve Sanders” (Birmingham, AL USA) –

    This review is from: SAS For Dummies (Paperback)
    This book should be titled “SAS Enterprise Guide for Dummies”, not “SAS for Dummies”.

    If you are looking for a beginner’s guide to SAS Enterprise Guide, this is a good choice. However, if you are looking for a guide to classic SAS, the SAS Datastep language, Proc SQL, etc… this is not the book you want.

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  2. 42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
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    False Advertising, June 27, 2007
    By 
    Monica E. Hackett (Wayne, PA) –
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    This review is from: SAS For Dummies (Paperback)
    This book is going back to the store. It is not a guide to SAS but to SAS Enterprise. Thank goodness a colleague quickly short circuited my learning curve on this book. He told me as I sat with a data set about to plunge in. We don’t even have Enterprise on our company computer.

    Too bad…I had high hopes.

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  3. 17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great intro to “new” SAS, August 9, 2007
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    Anonymous Reader (USA) –

    This review is from: SAS For Dummies (Paperback)
    SAS For Dummies, like all of the books in the Dummies series I’ve read, is an enjoyable to read, easy to understand introduction to a broad and complex topic. As some have mentioned, the focus of this book is not on “SAS programming.” Rather it covers getting your analysis and reporting work done using some of the newer offerings from SAS in the “business intelligence” area, including Enterprise Guide and other products. There is, however, a helpful chapter on what kinds of programming tasks can be done by more advanced users and what long-time SAS programmers may miss. (For a good book on SAS programming, I’d recommend The Little SAS Book). Also included in SAS For Dummies is good coverage of data integration, “Stored Processes” for analysis and reporting, and 2 chapters on analytics. These 2 chapters are especially helpful as an introduction to difficult concepts. Overall, this book provides a helpful overview of getting your data manipulation, analysis, and reporting tasks done with SAS, and a no-nonsense, nuts and bolts understanding of some of the newest software from SAS.

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