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Accessing SAS was never this easy. “SAS OnDemand” for Academics software, SAS is just a click away! Yes, you hear it right. Now SAS is at your finger tip that too with no installation. Anyone can access SAS software for free by just logging to an SAS website. No installation is required and it's available for everyone - Instructors, Students, and Individual Learners. In short, it's available for everyone for non-commercial use. This is an interesting and important step taken by SAS marketing team to counter competitors such as R and Python. This is just in time when accessing SAS software and learning SAS programming count to be a pain. With this software and SAS University Edition (UE) for free, learning SAS programming is no more a difficult task.

Basic Concepts of SAS Programming

 

Here we have gathered some information for those students who have just started the journey of becoming SAS certified programmer. Believe me, when I have started my studies, this took almost a week of search on web and tons of reference books. Just putting all my research paper here for you guys. As a fresher programmer to understand the following basic point about SAS Programming console was a challenge.  

Components of SAS Programs

SAS programs consist of two types of steps: DATA steps and PROC (procedure) steps. These two steps, alone or combined, form most SAS programs. SAS program can consist of a DATA step, a PROC step, or any combination of DATA and PROC steps. DATA steps typically create or modify SAS data sets, but they can also be used to produce custom-designed reports. PROC steps are pre- written routines that enable you to analyze and process the data in SAS data set and to present the data in the form of a report. PROC steps sometimes create new SAS data sets that contain the results of the procedure.

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