SAS® was once the acronym for a "Statistical Analysis System" that was initially developed during the late 1960s by the Statistics Department of the North Carolina State University, as a result of the need of the University Statisticians Southern Experiment Stations to develop a general-purpose statistical software package to analyze all the agricultural data being generated by research being conducted through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants. The software was developed under a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
SAS now refers to the software application, its programming language, the company that was founded in 1976 to support it, the products that are based upon it, and the community of users that use it. SAS is used at more than 80,000 clients, and over 100,000 people have become SAS certified.
History of SAS
The company has three categories of core competencies. These are reflected in various products.
- Data Management
For a much more detailed explanation, see the presentation Digging into Competencies and Credentialing Requirements.
SAS programming language
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SAS user groups
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