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August 31 @ 3:00 pm - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

This is a four-part course.

SAS part 1 of 4 will give an introduction to the SAS system and SAS windows. Topics to be covered include:

  • creating and saving SAS programs
  • reading in data from simple and complex text data sets
  • typing variables
  • obtaining frequencies, contents, and univariate statistics

SAS 2/4 will cover:

  • formatting variable venues
  • creating SAS libraries for storing and retrieving SAS data sets and format files
  • reading raw data from external files
  • creating new SAS data sets from existing SAS data sets, subsetting by observation and by variable

SAS 3/4 will cover:

  • how to create new SAS data sets combining information from multiple existing SAS data sets
  • how to sort, concatenate, interleave, and merge data sets
  • how to perform the t-test, and test for no association in a contingency table

For SAS 4/4, attendants will be allowed to suggest topics. Past topics include variable retyping, creating SAS datasets from SAS output; creating html and Microsoft Word tables, ANOVA, importing and exporting Excel files.

Instructor: Chris Wiesen

  • To allow for the new social distancing policies in place for in-person instruction in the Fall 2020 semester, we will require registration for this course to ensure proper seating. This course is free, but you must register to secure your spot in the course. Students MUST bring a laptop to class with SAS software loaded or to be able to access the virtual lab. The classroom will not have computers available.


This class and waitlist are now FULL.


August 31 @ 3:00 pm
September 3 @ 5:00 pm
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219 Davis Library
208 Raleigh Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 962-1151