Base SAS Software
The features provided by SAS/STAT software are
in addition to the features provided by base SAS software.
Many data management and reporting capabilities you will need
are part of base SAS software.
Refer to SAS Language Reference: Concepts,
SAS Language Reference: Dictionary, and the
SAS Procedures Guide
for documentation of base SAS software.
SAS DATA Step
The DATA step is your primary tool for reading and processing data
in the SAS System.
The DATA step provides a powerful general purpose programming language
that enables you to perform all kinds of data processing tasks.
The DATA step is documented in SAS Language Reference: Concepts.
Base SAS Procedures
Base SAS software includes many useful SAS procedures.
Base SAS procedures are documented in the SAS Procedures Guide.
The following is a list of base SAS procedures you may find useful:
- compute correlations
- compute rankings or order statistics
- standardize variables to a fixed mean and variance
- compute descriptive statistics and summarizing or
collapsing data over cross sections
- print descriptive statistics in tabular format
- compute descriptive statistics
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