Beginners Seminar

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Beginners Seminar

or

SAS 101 for CMS Employees

Kimberly Andrews
Office of the Actuary
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

ABSTRACT


• What is SAS?
• Opening and Saving SAS Programs
• The SAS for Windows environment
• Base SAS
• SAS code
• SAS DATA steps and procedures
• SAS Statements


• Permanent vs. Temporary Data Sets
• Creating SAS Data Sets
• Turning Raw Data into Information
• Importing Data from Excel to SAS
• SAS Data Set Structure
• PROC CONTENTS
• PROC PRINT


• SAS Variables
• Functions
• Operators
• Formatting Variables
• SAS Dates
• Missing Values


• SAS Procedures
• PROC FREQ
• PROC MEANS
• PROC SUMMARY
• PROC UNIVARIATE


• Merge Statement
• Report Titles and Footnotes
• SAS Comments
• Printing Data to Excel
• SAS On-Line Documentation
• SAS Language Reference
• SAS Procedures Guide


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