ATTENTION: With the departure of Dr. Raeda Anderson from GSU July 2020, the workshop materials and information on this guide will no longer be actively supported. These materials will be kept online for the time being. For questions about these materials, or to inquire about currently supported workshops and subject-areas, please visit the Research Data Services homepage: https://research.library.gsu.edu/dataservices
Statistical Analysis System, or SAS, is a very popular statistical software program for data management and data analysis. SAS is a paid-for program developed and operated by the SAS institute that works on Windows and Mac platforms. SAS does offer a free "University Edition" of the program for non commercial users.
SAS is a powerful tool that is well suited for large datasets and detailed analysis. There are a 'point-click' and coding options, with the SAS programming language, to manipulate data and conduct analysis in SAS. There is also a social media analytics option available for the program.
The SAS coding language is based on two series of statements. DATA steps for data retrieval and manipulation. PROC (procedure) steps for data analysis. Below are areas that SAS can be used for data analysis.
All Georgia State University students, faculty, and staff have access to a licensed version of SAS. Download and installation instructions can be found on the GSU Technology 'Software Downloads' page: