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The SAS Statistical Package: a Survey for Statisticians

East Baltimore
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Aidan McDermott

140.651 or 140.652


Introduces students to the SAS statistical package in a Microsoft Windows environment. Using examples of public health data students learn to write programs to summarize and present data and to perform simple statistical analyses. Emphasizes the creation and manipulation of database structures suitable for statistical analyses. Using the interactive matrix language, introduces students to computation within a matrix environment and the development of modular programming techniques.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Write and execute programs using SAS syntax
  2. Read and transform data in preparation for statistical analysis
  3. Create tabular and graphical displays of data
  4. Perform simple statistical analyses such as linear regression
  5. Utilize the SAS matrix language to perform matrix computations
  6. Employ optimization procedures and functions to maximize simple likelihoods
Methods of Assessment:

Weekly examination

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

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All students must obtain consent

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