SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques

A Power User's Guide

Author: Philip R. Holland

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484205685

Category: Computers

Page: 245

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SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques: A Power User’s Guide brings together a wealth of ideas about strategic and tactical solutions to everyday situations experienced when transferring, extracting, processing, analyzing, and reporting the valuable data you have at your fingertips. Best, you can achieve most of the solutions using the SAS components you already license, meaning that this book’s insights can keep you from throwing money at problems needlessly. Author Philip R. Holland advises a broad range of clients throughout Europe and the United States as an independent consultant and founder of Holland Numerics Ltd, a SAS technical consultancy. In this book he explains techniques—through code samples and example—that will enable you to increase your knowledge of all aspects of SAS programming, improve your coding productivity, and interface SAS with other programs. He also provides an expert’s overview of Graph Templates, which was recently moved into Base SAS. You will learn to create attractive, standardized, reusable, and platform-independent graphs—both statistical and non-statistical—to help you and your business users explore, visualize, and capitalize on your company’s data. In addition, you will find many examples and cases pertaining to healthcare, finance, retail, and other industries. Among other things, SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques will show you how to: Write efficient and reus able SAS code Combine look-up data sets with larger data sets effectively Run R and Perl from SAS Run SAS programs from SAS Studio and Enterprise Guide Output data into insightful, valuable charts and graphs SAS Programming and Data Visualization Techniques prepares you to make better use of your existing SAS components by learning to use the newest features, improve your coding efficiency, help you develop applications that are easier to maintain, and make data analysis easier. In other words, it will save you time, money, and effort—and make you a more valuable member of the development team. What You'll Learn How to write more efficient SAS code—either code that runs quicker, code that is easier to maintain, or both How to do more with the SAS components you already license How to take advantage of the newest features in SAS How to interface external applications with SAS software How to create graphs using SAS ODS Graphics Who This Book Is For SAS programmers wanting to improve their existing programming skills, and programming managers wanting to make better use of the SAS software they already license.

Learn Business Analytics in Six Steps Using SAS and R

A Practical, Step-by-Step Guide to Learning Business Analytics

Author: Subhashini Sharma Tripathi

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484210018

Category: Computers

Page: 219

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Apply analytics to business problems using two very popular software tools, SAS and R. No matter your industry, this book will provide you with the knowledge and insights you and your business partners need to make better decisions faster. Learn Business Analytics in Six Steps Using SAS and R teaches you how to solve problems and execute projects through the "DCOVA and I" (Define, Collect, Organize, Visualize, Analyze, and Insights) process. You no longer need to choose between the two most popular software tools. This book puts the best of both worlds—SAS and R—at your fingertips to solve a myriad of problems, whether relating to data science, finance, web usage, product development, or any other business discipline. What You'll Learn Use the DCOVA and I process: Define, Collect, Organize, Visualize, Analyze and Insights. Harness both SAS and R, the star analytics technologies in the industry Use various tools to solve significant business challenges Understand how the tools relate to business analytics See seven case studies for hands-on practice Who This Book Is For This book is for all IT professionals, especially data analysts, as well as anyone who Likes to solve business problems and is good with logical thinking and numbers Wants to enter the analytics world and is looking for a structured book to reach that goal Is currently working on SAS , R, or any other analytics software and strives to use its full power

Big Data Analytics with SAS

Get actionable insights from your Big Data using the power of SAS

Author: David Pope

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788294319

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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Leverage the capabilities of SAS to process and analyze Big Data About This Book Combine SAS with platforms such as Hadoop, SAP HANA, and Cloud Foundry-based platforms for effecient Big Data analytics Learn how to use the web browser-based SAS Studio and iPython Jupyter Notebook interfaces with SAS Practical, real-world examples on predictive modeling, forecasting, optimizing and reporting your Big Data analysis with SAS Who This Book Is For SAS professionals and data analysts who wish to perform analytics on Big Data using SAS to gain actionable insights will find this book to be very useful. If you are a data science professional looking to perform large-scale analytics with SAS, this book will also help you. A basic understanding of SAS will be helpful, but is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Configure a free version of SAS in order do hands-on exercises dealing with data management, analysis, and reporting. Understand the basic concepts of the SAS language which consists of the data step (for data preparation) and procedures (or PROCs) for analysis. Make use of the web browser based SAS Studio and iPython Jupyter Notebook interfaces for coding in the SAS, DS2, and FedSQL programming languages. Understand how the DS2 programming language plays an important role in Big Data preparation and analysis using SAS Integrate and work efficiently with Big Data platforms like Hadoop, SAP HANA, and cloud foundry based systems. In Detail SAS has been recognized by Money Magazine and Payscale as one of the top business skills to learn in order to advance one's career. Through innovative data management, analytics, and business intelligence software and services, SAS helps customers solve their business problems by allowing them to make better decisions faster. This book introduces the reader to the SAS and how they can use SAS to perform efficient analysis on any size data, including Big Data. The reader will learn how to prepare data for analysis, perform predictive, forecasting, and optimization analysis and then deploy or report on the results of these analyses. While performing the coding examples within this book the reader will learn how to use the web browser based SAS Studio and iPython Jupyter Notebook interfaces for working with SAS. Finally, the reader will learn how SAS's architecture is engineered and designed to scale up and/or out and be combined with the open source offerings such as Hadoop, Python, and R. By the end of this book, you will be able to clearly understand how you can efficiently analyze Big Data using SAS. Style and approach The book starts off by introducing the reader to SAS and the SAS programming language which provides data management, analytical, and reporting capabilities. Most chapters include hands on examples which highlights how SAS provides The Power to Know©. The reader will learn that if they are looking to perform large-scale data analysis that SAS provides an open platform engineered and designed to scale both up and out which allows the power of SAS to combine with open source offerings such as Hadoop, Python, and R.

Clinical Graphs Using SAS

Author: Sanjay Matange

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629602051

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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SAS users in the Health and Life Sciences industry need to create complex graphs to analyze biostatistics data and clinical data, and they need to submit drugs for approval to the FDA. Graphs used in the HLS industry are complex in nature and require innovative usage of the graphics features. Clinical Graphs Using SAS® provides the knowledge, the code, and real-world examples that enable you to create common clinical graphs using SAS graphics tools, such as the Statistical Graphics procedures and the Graph Template Language. This book describes detailed processes to create many commonly used graphs in the Health and Life Sciences industry. For SAS® 9.3 and SAS® 9.4 it covers many improvements in the graphics features that are supported by the Statistical Graphics procedures and the Graph Template Language, many of which are a direct result of the needs of the Health and Life Sciences community. With the addition of new features in SAS® 9.4, these graphs become positively easy to create. Topics covered include the usage of SGPLOT procedure, the SGPANEL procedure and the Graph Template Language for the creation of graphs like forest plots, swimmer plots, and survival plots.

An Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics

How to Explore Numbers, Design Reports, and Gain Insight into Your Data

Author: Tricia Aanderud,Rob Collum,Ryan Kumpfmiller

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1635260426

Category: Computers

Page: 294

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When it comes to business intelligence and analytical capabilities, SAS Visual Analytics is the premier solution for data discovery, visualization, and reporting. An Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics will show you how to make sense of your complex data with the goal of leading you to smarter, data-driven decisions without having to write a single line of code – unless you want to! You will be able to use SAS Visual Analytics to access, prepare, and present your data to anyone anywhere in the world. SAS Visual Analytics automatically highlights key relationships, outliers, clusters, trends and more. These abilities will guide you to critical insights that inspire action from your data. With this book, you will become proficient using SAS Visual Analytics to present data and results in customizable, robust visualizations, as well as guided analyses through auto-charting. With interactive dashboards, charts, and reports, you will create visualizations which convey clear and actionable insights for any size and type of data. This book largely focuses on the version of SAS Visual Analytics on SAS 9.4, although it is available on both 9.4 and SAS Viya platforms. Each version is considered the latest release, with subsequent releases planned to continue on each platform; hence, the Viya version works similarly to the 9.4 version and will look familiar. This book covers new features of each and important differences between the two. With this book, you will learn how to: Build your first report using the SAS Visual Analytics Designer Prepare a dashboard and determine the best layout Effectively use geo-spatial objects to add location analytics to reports Understand and use the elements of data visualizations Prepare and load your data with the SAS Visual Analytics Data Builder Analyze data with a variety of options, including forecasting, word clouds, heat maps, correlation matrix, and more Understand administration activities to keep SAS Visual Analytics humming along Optimize your environment for considerations such as scalability, availability, and efficiency between components of your SAS software deployment and data providers

SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics

Author: Robert Allison

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629597848

Category: Mathematics

Page: 250

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Robert Allison's SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics collects examples that demonstrate a variety of techniques you can use to create custom graphs using SAS/GRAPH software. SAS/GRAPH is known for its flexibility and power, but few people know how to use it to its full potential. Written for the SAS programmer with experience using Base SAS to work with data, the book includes examples that can be used in a variety of industry sectors. SAS/GRAPH: Beyond the Basics will help you create the exact graph you want.

Statistical Programming in SAS

Author: A. John Bailer

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 9781607645047

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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In this guide, the author integrates SAS tools with interesting statistical applications and uses SAS 9.2 as a platform to introduce programming ideas for statistical analysis, data management, and data display and simulation.

JMP Essentials

An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users, Second Edition

Author: Curt Hinrichs,Chuck Boiler

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1629592889

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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Grasp essential steps in order to generate meaningful results quickly with JMP. JMP Essentials: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users, Second Edition is designed for the new or occasional JMP user who needs to generate meaningful graphs or results quickly. Drawing on their own experience working with these customers, the authors provide essential steps for what new users typically need to carry out with JMP. This newest edition has all new instructions and screen shots reflecting the latest release of JMP software. In addition, it has eight new detailed sections and 10 new subsections that include creating maps, filtering data, creating dashboards, and working with Excel data, all of which highlight new, useful and basic level enhancements to JMP. The format of the book is unique. It adopts a show-and-tell design with essential step-by-step instructions and corresponding screen illustrations, which help users quickly see how to generate the desired results. In most cases, each section completes a JMP task, which maximizes the book's utility as a reference. In addition, each chapter contains a family of features that are carefully crafted to first introduce you to basic features and then on to more advanced ones. JMP Essentials: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users, Second Edition is the quickest and most accessible reference book available. This is part of the SAS Press program.

Infographics Powered by SAS

Data Visualization Techniques for Business Reporting

Author: Travis Murphy

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1635263565

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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Create compelling business infographics with SAS and familiar office productivity tools. A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if there are a billion words? When analyzing big data, you need a picture that cuts through the noise. This is where infographics come in. Infographics are a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable. With infographics, you don’t need deep knowledge of the data. The infographic combines story telling with data and provides the user with an approachable entry point into business data. Infographics Powered by SAS : Data Visualization Techniques for Business Reporting shows you how to create graphics to communicate information and insight from big data in the boardroom and on social media. Learn how to create business infographics for all occasions with SAS and learn how to build a workflow that lets you get the most from your SAS system without having to code anything, unless you want to! This book combines the perfect blend of creative freedom and data governance that comes from leveraging the power of SAS and the familiarity of Microsoft Office. Topics covered in this book include: SAS Visual Analytics SAS Office Analytics SAS/GRAPH software (SAS code examples) Data visualization with SAS Creating reports with SAS Using reports and graphs from SAS to create business presentations Using SAS within Microsoft Office

SAS Essentials

Mastering SAS for Data Analytics

Author: Alan C. Elliott,Wayne A. Woodward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119042178

Category: Education

Page: 448

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A step-by-step introduction to using SAS® statistical software as a foundational approach to data analysis and interpretation Presenting a straightforward introduction from the ground up, SAS® Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition illustrates SAS using hands-on learning techniques and numerous real-world examples. Keeping different experience levels in mind, the highly-qualified author team has developed the book over 20 years of teaching introductory SAS courses. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book provides an introduction to data manipulation, statistical techniques, and the SAS programming language. The second section is designed to introduce users to statistical analysis using SAS Procedures. Featuring self-contained chapters to enhance the learning process, the Second Edition also includes: Programming approaches for the most up-to-date version of the SAS platform including information on how to use the SAS University Edition Discussions to illustrate the concepts and highlight key fundamental computational skills that are utilized by business, government, and organizations alike New chapters on reporting results in tables and factor analysis Additional information on the DATA step for data management with an emphasis on importing data from other sources, combining data sets, and data cleaning Updated ANOVA and regression examples as well as other data analysis techniques A companion website with the discussed data sets, additional code, and related PowerPoint® slides SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics, data analytics, applied SAS programming, and statistical computer applications as well as an excellent supplement for statistical methodology courses. The book is an appropriate reference for researchers and academicians who require a basic introduction to SAS for statistical analysis and for preparation for the Basic SAS Certification Exam.

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002265

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Building Business Intelligence Using SAS

Content Development Examples

Author: Tricia Aanderud,Angela Hall

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1607649942

Category: Mathematics

Page: 378

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Business intelligence (BI) software provides an interface for multiple audiences to dissect, discover, and decide what the data means. These reporting tools make dynamic information available to all users, giving everyone the ability to manipulate results and further understand the business. There is significant power in reducing the data gatekeeper role in your organization so that each person can quickly interact with data and uncover additional value. SAS offers a BI solution that provides mechanisms to reach every level of the organization. Each tool in this solution provides a different amount of complexity and functionality to aid a broad deployment. Building Business Intelligence Using SAS: Content Development Examples, by Tricia Aanderud and Angela Hall, clarifies how you can fully leverage each SAS BI solution component to ensure a successful implementation. Focusing on the SAS BI Clients, the authors provide a quick-start guide loaded with examples and tips that will help users move quickly from using only one of the SAS BI Clients to using a significant portion of the system. So if you are a SAS BI or SAS Enterprise BI user, but you aren't yet using all the components of the solution, this book is the resource that you need. In addition, the tips and techniques provided in this book will prove invaluable for advanced SAS BI and SAS Enterprise BI users who are studying for SAS Certified BI Content Developer certification. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

SAS and R

Data Management, Statistical Analysis, and Graphics, Second Edition

Author: Ken Kleinman,Nicholas J. Horton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466584491

Category: Mathematics

Page: 468

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An Up-to-Date, All-in-One Resource for Using SAS and R to Perform Frequent Tasks The first edition of this popular guide provided a path between SAS and R using an easy-to-understand, dictionary-like approach. Retaining the same accessible format, SAS and R: Data Management, Statistical Analysis, and Graphics, Second Edition explains how to easily perform an analytical task in both SAS and R, without having to navigate through the extensive, idiosyncratic, and sometimes unwieldy software documentation. The book covers many common tasks, such as data management, descriptive summaries, inferential procedures, regression analysis, and graphics, along with more complex applications. New to the Second Edition This edition now covers RStudio, a powerful and easy-to-use interface for R. It incorporates a number of additional topics, including using application program interfaces (APIs), accessing data through database management systems, using reproducible analysis tools, and statistical analysis with Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods and finite mixture models. It also includes extended examples of simulations and many new examples. Enables Easy Mobility between the Two Systems Through the extensive indexing and cross-referencing, users can directly find and implement the material they need. SAS users can look up tasks in the SAS index and then find the associated R code while R users can benefit from the R index in a similar manner. Numerous example analyses demonstrate the code in action and facilitate further exploration. The datasets and code are available for download on the book’s website.

Simulating Data with SAS

Author: Rick Wicklin

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612903320

Category: Computers

Page: 354

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Data simulation is a fundamental technique in statistical programming and research. Rick Wicklin's Simulating Data with SAS brings together the most useful algorithms and the best programming techniques for efficient data simulation in an accessible how-to book for practicing statisticians and statistical programmers. This book discusses in detail how to simulate data from common univariate and multivariate distributions, and how to use simulation to evaluate statistical techniques. It also covers simulating correlated data, data for regression models, spatial data, and data with given moments. It provides tips and techniques for beginning programmers, and offers libraries of functions for advanced practitioners. As the first book devoted to simulating data across a range of statistical applications, Simulating Data with SAS is an essential tool for programmers, analysts, researchers, and students who use SAS software.SAS Products and Releases: Base SAS: 9.3 SAS/ETS: 9.3 SAS/IML: 9.3 SAS/STAT: 9.3 Operating Systems: All

Visualize This

The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118140265

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Practical data design tips from a data visualization expert of the modern age Data doesn?t decrease; it is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intended audience. Wouldn?t it be wonderful if we could actually visualize data in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell a story in a clear, concise manner? Thanks to the creative genius of Nathan Yau, we can. With this full-color book, data visualization guru and author Nathan Yau uses step-by-step tutorials to show you how to visualize and tell stories with data. He explains how to gather, parse, and format data and then design high quality graphics that help you explore and present patterns, outliers, and relationships. Presents a unique approach to visualizing and telling stories with data, from a data visualization expert and the creator of flowingdata.com, Nathan Yau Offers step-by-step tutorials and practical design tips for creating statistical graphics, geographical maps, and information design to find meaning in the numbers Details tools that can be used to visualize data-native graphics for the Web, such as ActionScript, Flash libraries, PHP, and JavaScript and tools to design graphics for print, such as R and Illustrator Contains numerous examples and descriptions of patterns and outliers and explains how to show them Visualize This demonstrates how to explain data visually so that you can present your information in a way that is easy to understand and appealing.

Power SAS

A Survival Guide

Author: Darlynn Lafler

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430211555

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Lafler's book provides SAS users (Version 8.2) with a wonderful collection of tips, undocumented or hard-to-find tidbits of information, and other useful techniques in more than 1,000 entries.

Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS 9.4

Author: SAS Institute

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612907709

Category: Computers

Page: 884

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Provides conceptual information about the SAS programming language, as well as step-by-step examples that illustrate the concepts.

Analytics in a Big Data World

The Essential Guide to Data Science and its Applications

Author: Bart Baesens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118892747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The guide to targeting and leveraging business opportunities using big data & analytics By leveraging big data & analytics, businesses create the potential to better understand, manage, and strategically exploiting the complex dynamics of customer behavior. Analytics in a Big Data World reveals how to tap into the powerful tool of data analytics to create a strategic advantage and identify new business opportunities. Designed to be an accessible resource, this essential book does not include exhaustive coverage of all analytical techniques, instead focusing on analytics techniques that really provide added value in business environments. The book draws on author Bart Baesens' expertise on the topics of big data, analytics and its applications in e.g. credit risk, marketing, and fraud to provide a clear roadmap for organizations that want to use data analytics to their advantage, but need a good starting point. Baesens has conducted extensive research on big data, analytics, customer relationship management, web analytics, fraud detection, and credit risk management, and uses this experience to bring clarity to a complex topic. Includes numerous case studies on risk management, fraud detection, customer relationship management, and web analytics Offers the results of research and the author's personal experience in banking, retail, and government Contains an overview of the visionary ideas and current developments on the strategic use of analytics for business Covers the topic of data analytics in easy-to-understand terms without an undo emphasis on mathematics and the minutiae of statistical analysis For organizations looking to enhance their capabilities via data analytics, this resource is the go-to reference for leveraging data to enhance business capabilities.

Segmentation and Lifetime Value Models Using SAS

Author: Edward C. Malthouse

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1612907067

Category: Mathematics

Page: 182

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Help your organization determine the value of its customer relationships with Segmentation and Lifetime Value Models Using SAS. This book contains a wealth of information that will help you perform analyses to identify your customers and make informed marketing investments. It answers core questions on customer relationship management (CRM), provides an overall framework for thinking about CRM, and offers real-world examples across a variety of industries. Edward C. Malthouse introduces you to a number of useful models, ranging from simple to more complicated examples, and discusses their applications. You'll learn about segmentation models for identifying groups of customers and about lifetime value models for estimating the future value of the segments. You'll learn how to prepare data and estimate models using Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, and SQL. Marketing analysts, CRM analysts, database managers, and anyone looking to address the challenges of allocating marketing resources to different customer groups will benefit from the concepts and exercises in this book. Analysts will learn how to approach unique business problems. Managers will gain a sense of what's possible and what to ask of their analytics departments. This book is part of the SAS Press program.

R for SAS and SPSS Users

Author: Robert A. Muenchen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461406854

Category: Computers

Page: 686

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R is a powerful and free software system for data analysis and graphics, with over 5,000 add-on packages available. This book introduces R using SAS and SPSS terms with which you are already familiar. It demonstrates which of the add-on packages are most like SAS and SPSS and compares them to R's built-in functions. It steps through over 30 programs written in all three packages, comparing and contrasting the packages' differing approaches. The programs and practice datasets are available for download. The glossary defines over 50 R terms using SAS/SPSS jargon and again using R jargon. The table of contents and the index allow you to find equivalent R functions by looking up both SAS statements and SPSS commands. When finished, you will be able to import data, manage and transform it, create publication quality graphics, and perform basic statistical analyses. This new edition has updated programming, an expanded index, and even more statistical methods covered in over 25 new sections.