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Getting Started with the SAS System Using SAS/ASSIST Software

Analyzing Data


  1. Follow this selection path:

    Data Analysis
    Summary Statistics...
    The Summary Statistics window appears.

    Summary Statistics Window


  2. If the active table is SASUSER.HOUSES, continue to the next step. Otherwise, select Table, and then select the SASUSER.HOUSES table. For more information on selecting tables, see Selecting a Table.

  3. If there is an active Subset Data selection (indicated with BY, WHERE, or ROWS next to the Subset data button), clear the selection. For more information, see Clearing a Subset Data Selection.

  4. If other report selections exist (for example, column names are listed for Columns), follow this selection path to clear these selections:


  5. Select Columns, and then select the SQFEET column for analysis. For more information, seeSelecting a Column.

  6. Select the desired statistics from the Summary Statistics window. For this example, select Minimum, Maximum, Range, and Mean.

  7. You can customize the report by adding titles and footnotes, changing the page dimensions, and selecting headings. Refer to Adding Titles for instructions on adding titles to the report.

    Add the title Summary Statistics of Price and Square Footage as Title 1 to this report.

    Because the same set of titles and footnotes is used for all SAS/ASSIST tasks, the titles and footnotes most recently used in your SAS/ASSIST session are used unless you change or reset them in the Titles and Footnotes windows.

  8. To run the report, follow this selection path:

    The report appears in the Output window.

    Summary Statistics Report


    The report shows the minimum, maximum, range, and mean for the price and square footage for the houses in the HOUSES table.

  9. If the report is larger than one window, use the scroll bars or the FORWARD, BACKWARD, LEFT, and RIGHT function keys to look at the report.

  10. To print the report, refer to Printing the Report.

  11. After you have finished looking at or printing the report, return to the Summary Statistics window by using one of the following methods, depending on your operating environment:

    To return to the WorkPlace menu or move on to another task, follow the directions in Exiting a Task.

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