Key Web Pages on the SAS Website
Many company websites have so many pages and links, it’s hard to find the information you want. Here are some key links on the SAS Institute Inc website.
For the advanced user, my goto page is the SAS documentation page.
For the beginning user, I would suggest the above link and go to the version of SAS you want to learn and then select the Language Reference: Concepts.
You can also download samples by going to:
SAS Home page > Support and Training > Knowledge Base > Samples and SAS Notes.
You can find all the SAS User Groups at:
SAS Home page > Support and Training > User Groups
SAS Tutorials from Universities and Educational Institutions
Many universities use SAS. I find the SAS resources from here have a focus on statistics. So, if you are keen on learning the statistical aspects, these educational organization links are great to learn SAS and some statistics.
Resources to help you learn and use SAS from UCLA – Institute for Digital Research and Education
Topics in SAS Programming from UNC Carolina Population Center
Lesson 1 – Getting Started with SAS from Penn State Eberly College of Science
SAS Papers from the Global Forum Proceedings
This site has all the papers created by SAS Consultants, SAS users, and I think by some staff that submitted it to one of the Global Forums that is held once a year. This is a great site for finding a paper tutorial of all sorts of SAS functionality, from applying various statistical methods, data mining, reporting, macro usage, interfacing with other technologies and a whole host of other topics you can probably find that suits your needs. Check out the SAS Global Forum Online Proceedings for a paper that fits your interest.
SAS Books for Tutorials and to Improve Your Progamming
Amazon Canada has many good SAS programming books to read. Some SAS books I’ve read in the past include:
The Little SAS Book
SAS Certification Prep Guide: Advanced Certification
Professional SAS Programming Secrets
The Little SAS Book for Enterprise Guide 4.1
Some books that are popular with SAS developers include those written by Ron Cody and Art Carpenter. I’ve looked over some of their books and they’re well written with lots of examples.