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General Information Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is a program used by students to help manage, analyze, and interpret data. Students at LSU use SAS as a supplement in their Statistics classes at...
Article Id: 5084
Category: SAS

Running SAS from VLAB 1. Launch the VMware View Client . (Instructions on Downloading, Installing & Launching.) 2. Connect . (Connection Server:
Article Id: 17299
Category: Getting Started

Every project in SAS starts with data entry and is very important in determining the accuracy of the results. Due to the primitive nature of SAS, students must follow proper procedure when entering data directly into SAS. It is recommended that students focus and be attentive when entering data in an effort to preserve overall efficiency. To Start a New Project (Spread...
Article Id: 5097
Category: Getting Started

A Box Plot is a graphic representation of a distribution by a rectangle in which the median and first and third quartiles are marked by lines parallel to the ends. The spacing between the different parts of the box help indicate variance, skew, and identify outliers. To Create a Box Plot: 1. Open a new spreadsheet and enter all relevant...
Article Id: 5127
Category: Advanced Features

SAS data sets are the building block of many reports and analyses in SAS. A SAS data set is the standard data storage format for data created with SAS. The great thing about SAS data sets is that they are fast to open and analyze relative to other data storage methods, such as text files, comma-separated values (CSV) files, Excel spreadsheets, and even relational databases like Oracle or DB2....
Article Id: 10427
Category: Advanced Features

By creating a histogram, users are able to create graphical displays of tabulated frequencies that show the proportion of cases in several specified categories. Histograms are only one way SAS is able to create a graphic to show the relationships between data. To Create a Histogram: 1. Open a new spread sheet and enter all relevant...
Article Id: 5125
Category: Advanced Features

The probability plot is a graphical technique for assessing whether or not a data set follows a given distribution. Departures from this line indicate departures from the specified distribution. To Create a Probability Plot: 1. Open a new spread sheet and enter all relevant data. For more help...
Article Id: 5128
Category: Advanced Features

Summary Statistics are used to summarize a set of observations in order to communicate possibilities about the data such as: the measure of location, variance, range, and absolute deviation. 1. Open a new spread sheet and enter all relevant data. For more help...
Article Id: 5129
Category: Advanced Features

SAS Vendor Training Resources The Resource Center has Training Classes and e-Learning , but there may be some associated fees. The site does offer the following materials which, while not specifically training, may be...
Article Id: 14152
Category: Training & Support

When activating SPSS/AMOS, some users will see an error message indicating the need for "administrative privileges". The steps in this article should resolve the issue and allow users to fully activate or reactivate SPSS/AMOS. This issue is primarily manifest on Windows machines. For MacOS users having trouble with activation, an uninstall/reinstall will resolve most...
Article Id: 19773
Category: SPSS Amos