1.7 - Summary

1.7 - Summary

In this lesson, among other things, we learned:

  • the basic ("syntax") rules for all SAS statements
  • the basic ("syntax") rules for all SAS names
  • the basic structure of a DATA step and a PROC step
  • the type of information contained in the descriptor portion of a SAS data set
  • how to identify the observations and variables contained in a SAS data set
  • about the six possible attributes of a variable contained in a SAS data set
  • how to distinguish between numeric and character variables
  • about the five different SAS windows and their function
  • how to execute (or "run") a program in SAS
  • the guidelines for good formatting and commenting of computer programs
  • how to use the SAS Editor Window to modify a simple SAS program

Now, let's put what we learned to use by completing the homework problems.  See your homework assignment for this lesson.


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