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This is a dictionary of abbreviations, acronyms, and concepts relating to SAS. Short definitions are supplemented with wiki links, where applicable.

Use CTRL + F (or Command + F on a Mac) to search this page.

For more information, see the Base SAS Glossary.

A

  • AJAX - Asynchronous Javascript and XML

B

C

D

  • DB - database

E

  • EOF - end-of-file

F

  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)

G

  • GNU - acronym for the GNU Project that stands for "GNU's not Unix"

H

I

  • IT - information technology

J

  • JMP - pronounced "jump"; precursor to SAS

K

L

M

  • MWSUG - MidWest SAS Users Group

N

O

  • OS - operating system
  • ODS - Output Delivery System, how SAS outputs reports

P

  • PASASUG - Portland Area SAS User Group
  • PDV - Program Data Vector
  • PROC - short for procedure

Q

R

  • R - another statistical programming language

S

  • SAS - originally was an acronym for Statistical Analysis System
  • SAS/AF - SAS applications facility
  • SAS/ETS - SAS econometrics and time series analysis
  • SAS/IML - SAS' interactive matrix language
  • SAS-L - SAS electronic mailing list
  • SAS/QC – quality control
  • SIG - special interest group

T

U

V

W

  • WUSS - Western Users of SAS Software

X

  • X - statement in SAS to run a(n) operating system command(s)

Y

Z

  • Zw. - format used to append leading zeroes

#

  • 5 Vs - The 5 Vs of Big Data are Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity, and Value [1]

See also