SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide brings together a wealth of ideas about strategic and tactical solutions to everyday situations experienced when transferring, extracting, processing, analyzing, and reporting the valuable data you have at your fingertips. Best, you can achieve most of the solutions using the SAS components you already license, meaning that this book’s insights can keep you from throwing money at problems needlessly. Author Philip R. Holland advises a broad range of clients throughout Europe and the United States as an independent consultant and founder of Holland Numerics Ltd, a SAS technical consultancy. In this book he explains techniques—through code samples and example—that will enable you to increase your knowledge of all aspects of SAS programming, improve your coding productivity, and interface SAS with other programs. He also provides an expert’s overview of Graph Templates, which was recently moved into Base SAS. You will learn to create attractive, standardized, reusable, and platform-independent graphs—both statistical and non-statistical—to help you and your business users explore, visualize, and capitalize on your company’s data. In addition, you will find many examples and cases pertaining to healthcare, finance, retail, and other industries. Among other things, SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques will show you how to: Write efficient and reus able SAS code Combine look-up data sets with larger data sets effectively Run R and Perl from SAS Run SAS programs from SAS Studio and Enterprise Guide Output data into insightful, valuable charts and graphs SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques prepares you to make better use of your existing SAS components by learning to use the newest features, improve your coding efficiency, help you develop applications that are easier to maintain, and make data analysis easier. In other words, it will save you time, money, and effort—and make you a more valuable member of the development team. What You'll Learn How to write more efficient SAS code—either code that runs quicker, code that is easier to maintain, or both How to do more with the SAS components you already license How to take advantage of the newest features in SAS How to interface external applications with SAS software How to create graphs using SAS ODS Graphics Who This Book Is For SAS programmers wanting to improve their existing programming skills, and programming managers wanting to make better use of the SAS software they already license.
Create compelling business infographics with SAS and familiar office productivity tools. A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if there are a billion words? When analyzing big data, you need a picture that cuts through the noise. This is where infographics come in. Infographics are a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable. With infographics, you don’t need deep knowledge of the data. The infographic combines story telling with data and provides the user with an approachable entry point into business data. Infographics Powered by SAS : Data Visualization Techniques for Business Reporting shows you how to create graphics to communicate information and insight from big data in the boardroom and on social media. Learn how to create business infographics for all occasions with SAS and learn how to build a workflow that lets you get the most from your SAS system without having to code anything, unless you want to! This book combines the perfect blend of creative freedom and data governance that comes from leveraging the power of SAS and the familiarity of Microsoft Office. Topics covered in this book include: SAS Visual Analytics SAS Office Analytics SAS/GRAPH software (SAS code examples) Data visualization with SAS Creating reports with SAS Using reports and graphs from SAS to create business presentations Using SAS within Microsoft Office
When it comes to business intelligence and analytical capabilities, SAS Visual Analytics is the premier solution for data discovery, visualization, and reporting. An Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics will show you how to make sense of your complex data with the goal of leading you to smarter, data-driven decisions without having to write a single line of code – unless you want to! You will be able to use SAS Visual Analytics to access, prepare, and present your data to anyone anywhere in the world. SAS Visual Analytics automatically highlights key relationships, outliers, clusters, trends and more. These abilities will guide you to critical insights that inspire action from your data. With this book, you will become proficient using SAS Visual Analytics to present data and results in customizable, robust visualizations, as well as guided analyses through auto-charting. With interactive dashboards, charts, and reports, you will create visualizations which convey clear and actionable insights for any size and type of data. This book largely focuses on the version of SAS Visual Analytics on SAS 9.4, although it is available on both 9.4 and SAS Viya platforms. Each version is considered the latest release, with subsequent releases planned to continue on each platform; hence, the Viya version works similarly to the 9.4 version and will look familiar. This book covers new features of each and important differences between the two. With this book, you will learn how to: Build your first report using the SAS Visual Analytics Designer Prepare a dashboard and determine the best layout Effectively use geo-spatial objects to add location analytics to reports Understand and use the elements of data visualizations Prepare and load your data with the SAS Visual Analytics Data Builder Analyze data with a variety of options, including forecasting, word clouds, heat maps, correlation matrix, and more Understand administration activities to keep SAS Visual Analytics humming along Optimize your environment for considerations such as scalability, availability, and efficiency between components of your SAS software deployment and data providers
Leverage the capabilities of SAS to process and analyze Big Data About This Book Combine SAS with platforms such as Hadoop, SAP HANA, and Cloud Foundry-based platforms for effecient Big Data analytics Learn how to use the web browser-based SAS Studio and iPython Jupyter Notebook interfaces with SAS Practical, real-world examples on predictive modeling, forecasting, optimizing and reporting your Big Data analysis with SAS Who This Book Is For SAS professionals and data analysts who wish to perform analytics on Big Data using SAS to gain actionable insights will find this book to be very useful. If you are a data science professional looking to perform large-scale analytics with SAS, this book will also help you. A basic understanding of SAS will be helpful, but is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Configure a free version of SAS in order do hands-on exercises dealing with data management, analysis, and reporting. Understand the basic concepts of the SAS language which consists of the data step (for data preparation) and procedures (or PROCs) for analysis. Make use of the web browser based SAS Studio and iPython Jupyter Notebook interfaces for coding in the SAS, DS2, and FedSQL programming languages. Understand how the DS2 programming language plays an important role in Big Data preparation and analysis using SAS Integrate and work efficiently with Big Data platforms like Hadoop, SAP HANA, and cloud foundry based systems. In Detail SAS has been recognized by Money Magazine and Payscale as one of the top business skills to learn in order to advance one's career. Through innovative data management, analytics, and business intelligence software and services, SAS helps customers solve their business problems by allowing them to make better decisions faster. This book introduces the reader to the SAS and how they can use SAS to perform efficient analysis on any size data, including Big Data. The reader will learn how to prepare data for analysis, perform predictive, forecasting, and optimization analysis and then deploy or report on the results of these analyses. While performing the coding examples within this book the reader will learn how to use the web browser based SAS Studio and iPython Jupyter Notebook interfaces for working with SAS. Finally, the reader will learn how SAS's architecture is engineered and designed to scale up and/or out and be combined with the open source offerings such as Hadoop, Python, and R. By the end of this book, you will be able to clearly understand how you can efficiently analyze Big Data using SAS. Style and approach The book starts off by introducing the reader to SAS and the SAS programming language which provides data management, analytical, and reporting capabilities. Most chapters include hands on examples which highlights how SAS provides The Power to Know©. The reader will learn that if they are looking to perform large-scale data analysis that SAS provides an open platform engineered and designed to scale both up and out which allows the power of SAS to combine with open source offerings such as Hadoop, Python, and R.
Robert Allison's SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics collects examples that demonstrate a variety of techniques you can use to create custom graphs using SAS/GRAPH software. SAS/GRAPH is known for its flexibility and power, but few people know how to use it to its full potential. Written for the SAS programmer with experience using Base SAS to work with data, the book includes examples that can be used in a variety of industry sectors. SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics will help you create the exact graph you want.
Apply analytics to business problems using two very popular software tools, SAS and R. No matter your industry, this book will provide you with the knowledge and insights you and your business partners need to make better decisions faster. Learn Business Analytics in Six Steps Using SAS and R teaches you how to solve problems and execute projects through the "DCOVA and I" (Define, Collect, Organize, Visualize, Analyze, and Insights) process. You no longer need to choose between the two most popular software tools. This book puts the best of both worlds—SAS and R—at your fingertips to solve a myriad of problems, whether relating to data science, finance, web usage, product development, or any other business discipline. What You'll Learn Use the DCOVA and I process: Define, Collect, Organize, Visualize, Analyze and Insights. Harness both SAS and R, the star analytics technologies in the industry Use various tools to solve significant business challenges Understand how the tools relate to business analytics See seven case studies for hands-on practice Who This Book Is For This book is for all IT professionals, especially data analysts, as well as anyone who Likes to solve business problems and is good with logical thinking and numbers Wants to enter the analytics world and is looking for a structured book to reach that goal Is currently working on SAS , R, or any other analytics software and strives to use its full power
SAS users in the Health and Life Sciences industry need to create complex graphs to analyze biostatistics data and clinical data, and they need to submit drugs for approval to the FDA. Graphs used in the HLS industry are complex in nature and require innovative usage of the graphics features. Clinical Graphs Using SAS® provides the knowledge, the code, and real-world examples that enable you to create common clinical graphs using SAS graphics tools, such as the Statistical Graphics procedures and the Graph Template Language. This book describes detailed processes to create many commonly used graphs in the Health and Life Sciences industry. For SAS® 9.3 and SAS® 9.4 it covers many improvements in the graphics features that are supported by the Statistical Graphics procedures and the Graph Template Language, many of which are a direct result of the needs of the Health and Life Sciences community. With the addition of new features in SAS® 9.4, these graphs become positively easy to create. Topics covered include the usage of SGPLOT procedure, the SGPANEL procedure and the Graph Template Language for the creation of graphs like forest plots, swimmer plots, and survival plots.
In this guide, the author integrates SAS tools with interesting statistical applications and uses SAS 9.2 as a platform to introduce programming ideas for statistical analysis, data management, and data display and simulation.
Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Provides conceptual information about the SAS programming language, as well as step-by-step examples that illustrate the concepts.
Author: Alan C. Elliott, Wayne A. Woodward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A step-by-step introduction to using SAS® statistical software as a foundational approach to data analysis and interpretation Presenting a straightforward introduction from the ground up, SAS® Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition illustrates SAS using hands-on learning techniques and numerous real-world examples. Keeping different experience levels in mind, the highly-qualified author team has developed the book over 20 years of teaching introductory SAS courses. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book provides an introduction to data manipulation, statistical techniques, and the SAS programming language. The second section is designed to introduce users to statistical analysis using SAS Procedures. Featuring self-contained chapters to enhance the learning process, the Second Edition also includes: Programming approaches for the most up-to-date version of the SAS platform including information on how to use the SAS University Edition Discussions to illustrate the concepts and highlight key fundamental computational skills that are utilized by business, government, and organizations alike New chapters on reporting results in tables and factor analysis Additional information on the DATA step for data management with an emphasis on importing data from other sources, combining data sets, and data cleaning Updated ANOVA and regression examples as well as other data analysis techniques A companion website with the discussed data sets, additional code, and related PowerPoint® slides SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics, data analytics, applied SAS programming, and statistical computer applications as well as an excellent supplement for statistical methodology courses. The book is an appropriate reference for researchers and academicians who require a basic introduction to SAS for statistical analysis and for preparation for the Basic SAS Certification Exam.
SAS for Mixed Models, Second Edition
Author: Ramon C. Littell, Ph.D., Walter W. Stroup, Ph.D., George A. Milliken, Ph.D., Russell D. Wolfinger, Ph.D., Oliver Schabenberger, Ph.D.
Publisher: SAS Institute
The indispensable, up-to-date guide to mixed models using SAS. Discover the latest capabilities available for a variety of applications featuring the MIXED, GLIMMIX, and NLMIXED procedures in SAS for Mixed Models, Second Edition, the comprehensive mixed models guide for data analysis, completely revised and updated for SAS 9 by authors Ramon Littell, George Milliken, Walter Stroup, Russell Wolfinger, and Oliver Schabenberger. The theory underlying the models, the forms of the models for various applications, and a wealth of examples from different fields of study are integrated in the discussions of these models: random effect only and random coefficients models; split-plot, multilocation, and repeated measures models; hierarchical models with nested random effects; analysis of covariance models; spatial correlation models; generalized linear mixed models; and nonlinear mixed models. Professionals and students with a background in two-way ANOVA and regression and a basic knowledge of linear models and matrix algebra will benefit from the topics covered. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
SAS Macro Language Magic: Discovering Advanced Techniques pushes the SAS macro language to the limit. It explores how even common tools, when used to their full advantage, can transform into amazing applications. This book assumes a basic knowledge of the SAS macro language and then shows how to apply that knowledge in new and different ways. This book enables you to find a technique that you like and then explore it to discover what works and what the possibilities are. You can experiment, focusing more on the application and less on the syntax, while at the same time visualizing the SAS program you want to generate. Discover and develop powerful programming techniques down the path to demystifying MACROS. All the tricks and secrets are revealed, enabling you to write SAS macros that work like MAGIC. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
SAS for Data Analysis
Author: Mervyn G. Marasinghe, William J. Kennedy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is intended for use as the textbook in a second course in applied statistics that covers topics in multiple regression and analysis of variance at an intermediate level. Generally, students enrolled in such courses are p- marily graduate majors or advanced undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines. These students typically have taken an introductory-level s- tistical methods course that requires the use a software system such as SAS for performing statistical analysis. Thus students are expected to have an - derstanding of basic concepts of statistical inference such as estimation and hypothesis testing. Understandably, adequate time is not available in a ?rst course in stat- tical methods to cover the use of a software system adequately in the amount of time available for instruction. The aim of this book is to teach how to use the SAS system for data analysis. The SAS language is introduced at a level of sophistication not found in most introductory SAS books. Important features such as SAS data step programming, pointers, and line-hold spe- ?ers are described in detail. The powerful graphics support available in SAS is emphasized throughout, and many worked SAS program examples contain graphic components.
Storytelling with Data
Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!