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Introduction to SAS

March 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Modern Languages Building (MLB), Room 2001A

NOTE: This workshop is 6-half day sessions. Participants must sign up for the all sessions.

Note: Topic order is subject to change.

Fundamentals: This portion introduces SAS for Windows environment, creating and submitting command files, printing output and simple trouble shooting techniques. Basics of how to read in raw data from different types of files are covered. Simple methods for data checking also are demonstrated.

Transformations and Recodes: This portion introduces the use of SAS to create new variables using formulas, recoding continuous variables into categories, creating dummy variables, the use of dates in SAS and defining missing values.

Data Management: This portion covers how to create and read permanent SAS datasets, basics of how to combine SAS data sets, both to add cases and to add variables.

Importing Data: This portion introduces the basics of importing data from other programs, such as Excel and SPSS into SAS. Guidelines for preparing data for use with other programs are covered.


To register for CSCAR Workshops, call the CSCAR front desk at (734) 764-7828 or come to the office in person with cash or check or a UM department shortcode:


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed 12pm – 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday for staff meeting.
Voice: (734) 764-7828 (4-STAT from a campus phone)
Fax: (734) 647-2440


Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR)
The University of Michigan
3550 Rackham
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070


March 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


A Windows instruction class or equivalent knowledge.
Class size
24 Participants, 1 per computer.
U-M Affiliated Fee
Not U-M Affiliated Fee
New SAS users who will be using SAS for Windows.
Kathy Welch (Retired), SAS Consultant for CSCAR.