SAS Frequently Asked Questions

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Installing, Customizing, Updating, Renewing

Reading/Writing Files

Converting among SAS, SPSS and Stata Data Files
Reading & writing data files
Transferring Files to & from other computer platforms
Reading/Writing SAS files with formats

Data Management

General data management tasks
Date and time related
Manipulating string variables
Missing data issues
Multilevel data issues


Analysis of variance: when predictors are categorical
Linear regression: for continuous or normally distributed variables
Logistic regression: for binary or dichotomous outcomes
Multilevel: for hierarchical or non independent data
Spatial statistics
Survival analysis
Survey: for modeling complex surveys and using weights
Multiple imputation: for missing data
Other statistics




Macro Variables and Macro Programs

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