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About SAS Enterprise Guide

About SAS Enterprise Guide

For over three decades, SAS software has been used by programmers, analysts, and scientists to manipulate and analyze data. Today, SAS (pronounced sass) is used around the world in 110 countries, at over 40,000 sites, by more than 4.5 million users. SAS users stay with SAS year after year because they know its broad flexibility and depth of functionality will enable them to get the work done. However, not everyone wants to write programs.

What SAS Enterprise Guide is SAS Enterprise Guide gives you access to the power of SAS via a point-and-click interface. SAS Enterprise Guide does not itself analyze data. Instead, SAS Enterprise Guide generates SAS code and submits it to SAS. Every time you run a task in SAS Enterprise Guide, it writes SAS code. The List Data task, for example, writes a PROC PRINT. The Summary Tables task writes a PROC TABULATE. There are approximately 80 such tasks offered within SAS Enterprise Guide.

You don’t have to be a programmer to use SAS Enterprise Guide, but, if you would like to see the SAS code that SAS Enterprise Guide writes for you, you can do that too. You can also edit the programs written by SAS Enterprise Guide, or open an empty code window and write a SAS program from scratch using a syntax-sensitive editor like the one in Base SAS. Then you can run your SAS program, and view the SAS log and output. So, SAS Enterprise Guide meets the needs of programmers and non-programmers alike.

What Software You Need To run SAS Enterprise Guide, you need, of course, SAS Enterprise Guide software. SAS Enterprise Guide runs in only the Windows operating environment. Because SAS Enterprise Guide writes code and submits it to SAS, you also need a machine on which SAS is installed. That machine is called a SAS server, and it may be the same machine where SAS Enterprise Guide is installed (in which case, it is called a local server) or it may be a separate machine (called a remote server). SAS runs in many operating environments and on many types of computers. Any computer with SAS can be a SAS server as long as you have access to that machine.

SAS has many different products. To run SAS Enterprise Guide, you only need a few. You must have Base SAS software installed on your SAS server. If you have a remote SAS server, you may need a product called SAS Integration Technologies. If you want to run statistical analyses, then you must also have SAS/STAT software. For running econometric time series analyses, you need SAS/ETS software. For graphics, you need SAS/GRAPH software. Except in special cases, you probably won’t need SAS/ACCESS software. (See section 2.1 for more information about the types of data SAS Enterprise Guide can read.)

Getting Help We have tried to design this book to answer any questions you are likely to have. In addition, SAS Enterprise Guide has extensive built-in help (described in section 1.14). If you still have questions, you may want to contact SAS Technical Support. With some software companies, very little technical support is available, or the support is available but only for an extra charge—not so with SAS. All licensed SAS sites have access to SAS Technical Support.

There are several ways to contact SAS Technical Support, including via their Web site, support.sas.com, or via phone at (919) 677-8008 weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time. Before you contact SAS Technical Support you must know your site number and the version of SAS Enterprise Guide that you are running. To find these, start SAS Enterprise Guide and select Help About SAS Enterprise Guide. The About SAS Enterprise Guide window will open, displaying both the version of software and your site number.

xiv About SAS Enterprise Guide For over three decades SAS software has been used by programmers analysts and scientists to manipulate and analyze data Today SAS pronounced sass is used around the world in 110 countries at over 40 000 sites by more than 4 5 million users SAS users stay with SAS year after year because they know its broad flexibility and depth of functionality will enable them to get the work done However not everyone wants to write programs What SAS Enterprise Guide is SAS Enterprise Guide gives you access to the power of SAS via a point and click interface SAS Enterprise Guide does not itself analyze data Instead SAS Enterprise Guide generates SAS code and submits it to SAS Every time you run a task in SAS Enterprise Guide it writes SAS code The List Data task for example writes a PROC PRINT The Summary Tables task writes a PROC TABULATE There are approximately 80 such tasks offered within SAS Enterprise Guide You don t have to be a programmer to use SAS Enterprise Guide but if you would like to see the SAS code that SAS Enterprise Guide writes for you you can do that too You can also edit the programs written by SAS Enterprise Guide or open an empty code window and write a SAS program from scratch using a syntax sensitive editor like the one in Base SAS Then you can run your SAS program and view the SAS log and output So SAS Enterprise Guide meets the needs of pro grammers and non programmers alike What Software You Need To run SAS Enterprise Guide you need of course SAS Enterprise Guide software SAS Enterprise Guide runs in only the Windows operating environment Because SAS Enterprise Guide writes code and submits it to SAS you also need a machine on which SAS is installed That machine is called a SAS server and it may be the same machine where SAS Enterprise Guide is installed in which case it is called a local server or it may be a separate machine called a remote server SAS runs in many operating environments and on many types of computers Any computer with SAS can be a SAS server as long as you have access to that machine SAS has many different products To run SAS Enterprise Guide you only need a few You must have Base SAS software installed on your SAS server If you have a remote SAS server you may need a product called SAS Integration Technologies If you want to run statistical analyses then you must also have SAS/STAT software For running econometric time series analyses you need SAS/ETS software For graphics you need SAS/GRAPH software Except in special cases you probably won t need SAS/ACCESS software See section 2 1 for more information about the types of data SAS Enterprise Guide can read

About SAS Enterprise Guide xv Getting Help We have tried to design this book to answer any questions you are likely to have In addition SAS Enterprise Guide has extensive built in help described in section 1 14 If you still have questions you may want to contact SAS Technical Support With some software companies very little technical support is available or the support is available but only for an extra charge--not so with SAS All licensed SAS sites have access to SAS Technical Support There are several ways to contact SAS Technical Support including via their Web site sup port sas com or via phone at 919 677 8008 weekdays between 9 a m and 8 p m Eastern time Before you contact SAS Technical Support you must know your site number and the version of SAS Enterprise Guide that you are running To find these start SAS Enterprise Guide and select Help About SAS Enterprise Guide The About SAS Enterprise Guide window will open displaying both the version of software and your site number

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