Data Handling Using SAS
After learning the basics of the SAS tool in the previous chapter, you can now learn about data handling in SAS, the main focus of this chapter. While learning any analytics tool, you should be aware of three main phases: tool basics, basic data handling, and important functions and statistical algorithms (Figure 3-1). Any analyst who wants to work with advanced statistical techniques needs to have a fair understanding of these three areas of a statistical or analytical tool like SAS. There are also more advanced topics such as using macros and other tricks to write efficient code, but you can learn about those topics as your familiarity with the tool increases.