Internet Help for Users of Spector’s SAS Programming For Researchers and Social Sciences

SAS Programming for Researchers and Social Scientists is an introduction to SAS programming features. There are many guides available for using the various statistical procedures or PROCs, but relatively few that explain how to program within the SAS data step. This book is targetted to individuals with limited programming background. It covers various programming concepts, such as loops and arrays, and how to implement them in the SAS language. This site offers some supplemental materials including practice data sets, an online SAS course that can be used by instructors in their own courses or by individuals in self-study, links to useful sites most notably the SAS Institute, and some tips.

Note: The second edition of SAS Programming will be published in late winter 2001. It retains the same basic structure but is updated for the latest version 8 of SAS and includes additional information/features.

Note: Under construction. Not all features are here yet, but will be soon.

Example datasets. Used for some of the examples in the book.

FAQ Frequently asked questions Check here first for solutions to your problem.

Links For helpful information. Note: Some are only relevant to USF students.

Online SAS course Taught about once every other year at USF.

Practice datasets Includes the dataset for the example in Chapter 9. All of these are real data.

Programming tips These might help save you time and frustration.

Sage Publications – the publisher of this book

To send me an e-mail

Spector’s Homepage

Copyright notice: Unless otherwise noted, all materials on this webpage are copyrighted by Paul E. Spector, All rights reserved. They can be used free of charge for noncommercial educational and research purposes. In other words, instructors and students can make use of these materials for their own classes. The selling of these materials in part or whole is not permitted.

Copyright Paul E. Spector, All rights reserved, September 20, 2000.