By Stephen McDaniel, Chris Hemedinger

The enjoyable and simple approach to learn how to use this top company intelligence tool

Written by means of an writer staff who's at once concerned with SAS, this easy-to-follow consultant is absolutely up-to-date for the newest liberate of SAS and covers simply what you must positioned this well known software program to paintings on your company. SAS permits any company or firm to enhance information supply, research, reporting, circulate throughout a firm, information mining, forecasting, statistical research, and extra. SAS For Dummies, 2nd Edition  supplies the required history on what SAS can do for you and explains the right way to use the firm Guide.

  • SAS offers statistical and knowledge research instruments that will help you care for every kind of information: operational, monetary, functionality, and more
  • Places specified emphasis on firm advisor and different analytical instruments, masking all well-known features
  • Covers all well-known good points and exhibits you the sensible purposes you could placed to paintings on your business
  • Explores easy methods to get quite a few forms of info into the software program and the way to paintings with databases
  • Covers generating studies and net reporting instruments, analytics, macros, and dealing together with your data

In the easy-to-follow, no-nonsense For Dummies layout, SAS For Dummies grants the data and the boldness to get SAS operating in your organization.

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5 Best is a special SAS format that tries to use the precision in your data to determine the appropriate detail to display. 5 Adds a comma as the thousands separator and the decimal point with one level of precision. 701,5 Adds decimal points as the thousands separator and commas with one level of precision (for European partners). 50 Uses standard American currency formatting with the dollar sign, commas as thousands separator, and decimal points. 50 Strips the dollar sign and the comma to show the numeric amount when not enough space exists to show the full currency default.

Click the Run button to run the Bar Chart task. The task dialog box closes and SAS Enterprise Guide instructs the SAS server to execute the submitted SAS code based on your requested specifications. After the code is executed, the graph opens in SAS Enterprise Guide, as shown in Figure 2-12. With this bar chart, you can see the importance of each region in overall sales, the differences in sales trends by quarter by region, and the contribution of each product category to overall sales. To make it easier to see the entire graph without the rest of the project workspace visible, choose View➪Maximize Workspace.

Figure 3-11: The Modify Additional Options page. Chapter 3: Six-Minute Abs: Getting Miraculous Results with SAS You may have noticed that the computed column has no format. But don’t worry. In the following section, you find out how to format your computed columns. Formatting your computed columns Formats are an important concept to understand if you want to get the most out of your SAS reports and analyses. Data is typically stored as either a character value (for example, New) or a numeric value (for example, 18701).

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