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.
To write an accomplished program in the DATA step of SAS®, programmers must understand programming logic and know how to implement and even create their own programming algorithm. Handbook of SAS® DATA Step Programming shows readers how best to manage and manipulate data by using the DATA step. The book helps novices avoid common mistakes resulting from a lack of understanding fundamental and unique SAS programming concepts. It explains that learning syntax does not solve all problems; rather, a thorough comprehension of SAS processing is needed for successful programming. The author also guides readers through a programming task. In most of the examples, the author first presents strategies and steps for solving the problem, then offers a solution, and finally gives a more detailed explanation of the solution. Understanding the DATA steps, particularly the program data vector (PDV), is critical to proper data manipulation and management in SAS. This book helps SAS programmers thoroughly grasp the concept of DATA step processing and write accurate programs in the DATA step. Numerous supporting materials, including data sets and programs used in the text, are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.
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.
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.
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.
PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy
Author: Kevin D. Smith
Publisher: SAS Institute
This straightforward guide to PROC TEMPLATE shows you how to build your own custom styles and tables in SAS. You'll learn how to create new styles to match your organization's standards or simply to increase your report's aesthetic potential build custom tables with complex structures and traffic lighting to make them easier to read and interpret manage your templates and share them with other SAS users Written for all levels of users, PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy guides you through the process of writing templates. Beginners will benefit from learning how to do so from the ground up. Intermediate and advanced users will learn the more complex features of PROC TEMPLATE as well as how to use styles in the Base SAS reporting procedures. This book explains how PROC TEMPLATE saves templates and teaches you how to create shareable template stores, allowing you to customize your working environment. The visual appendixes of all style attributes and graph colors serve as an essential reference for anyone using PROC TEMPLATE. PROC TEMPLATE allows you to take advantage of all that the Output Delivery System has to offer, and PROC TEMPLATE Made Easy teaches you how. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
Author: Nathan Yau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, Second Edition, is a comprehensive professional reference book that guides business analysts, scientists, engineers and researchers, both academic and industrial, through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation. The handbook helps users discern technical and business problems, understand the strengths and weaknesses of modern data mining algorithms and employ the right statistical methods for practical application. This book is an ideal reference for users who want to address massive and complex datasets with novel statistical approaches and be able to objectively evaluate analyses and solutions. It has clear, intuitive explanations of the principles and tools for solving problems using modern analytic techniques and discusses their application to real problems in ways accessible and beneficial to practitioners across several areas—from science and engineering, to medicine, academia and commerce. Includes input by practitioners for practitioners Includes tutorials in numerous fields of study that provide step-by-step instruction on how to use supplied tools to build models Contains practical advice from successful real-world implementations Brings together, in a single resource, all the information a beginner needs to understand the tools and issues in data mining to build successful data mining solutions Features clear, intuitive explanations of novel analytical tools and techniques, and their practical applications
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.
The Little SAS Book
Author: Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter
Publisher: SAS Institute
A classic that just keeps getting better, The Little SAS Book is essential for anyone learning SAS programming. Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter offer a user-friendly approach so readers can quickly and easily learn the most commonly used features of the SAS language. Each topic is presented in a self-contained two-page layout complete with examples and graphics. The fifth edition has been completely updated to reflect the new default output introduced with SAS 9.3. In addition, there is a now a full chapter devoted to ODS Graphics including the SGPLOT and SGPANEL procedures. Other changes include expanded coverage of linguistic sorting and a new section on concatenating macro variables with other text. This book is a great tool for users of SAS 9.4 as well. This title belongs on every SAS programmer's bookshelf. It's a resource not just to get you started, but one you'll return to as you continue to improve your programming skills. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
Business intelligence (BI) software provides an interface for multiple audiences to dissect, discover, and decide what the data means. These reporting tools make dynamic information available to all users, giving everyone the ability to manipulate results and further understand the business. There is significant power in reducing the data gatekeeper role in your organization so that each person can quickly interact with data and uncover additional value. SAS offers a BI solution that provides mechanisms to reach every level of the organization. Each tool in this solution provides a different amount of complexity and functionality to aid a broad deployment. Building Business Intelligence Using SAS: Content Development Examples, by Tricia Aanderud and Angela Hall, clarifies how you can fully leverage each SAS BI solution component to ensure a successful implementation. Focusing on the SAS BI Clients, the authors provide a quick-start guide loaded with examples and tips that will help users move quickly from using only one of the SAS BI Clients to using a significant portion of the system. So if you are a SAS BI or SAS Enterprise BI user, but you aren't yet using all the components of the solution, this book is the resource that you need. In addition, the tips and techniques provided in this book will prove invaluable for advanced SAS BI and SAS Enterprise BI users who are studying for SAS Certified BI Content Developer certification. This book is part of the SAS Press program.
Data simulation is a fundamental technique in statistical programming and research. Rick Wicklin's Simulating Data with SAS brings together the most useful algorithms and the best programming techniques for efficient data simulation in an accessible how-to book for practicing statisticians and statistical programmers. This book discusses in detail how to simulate data from common univariate and multivariate distributions, and how to use simulation to evaluate statistical techniques. It also covers simulating correlated data, data for regression models, spatial data, and data with given moments. It provides tips and techniques for beginning programmers, and offers libraries of functions for advanced practitioners. As the first book devoted to simulating data across a range of statistical applications, Simulating Data with SAS is an essential tool for programmers, analysts, researchers, and students who use SAS software.SAS Products and Releases: Base SAS: 9.3 SAS/ETS: 9.3 SAS/IML: 9.3 SAS/STAT: 9.3 Operating Systems: All