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This LibGuide contains written and illustrated tutorials for the statistical software SAS.

SAS Tutorials

Our written step-by-step tutorials are organized into sections. Users can work through the tutorials in order or skip through to topics of interest.

Section 1: Intro to the SAS Environment is intended for individuals who have never used SAS before. Learn the basics of writing a SAS program, importing data into SAS, and defining variables in a dataset.

Section 2: Working with Data covers how to work with variables and how to perform data management tasks like merging, aggregating, and transposing.

Section 3: Exploring Data is intended for new users of SAS who are beginning to explore their data using descriptive statistics. Learn how to examine the contents of a dataset using PROC CONTENTS and PROC PRINT, and how to produce descriptive statistics using PROC MEANS, PROC UNIVARIATE, and PROC FREQ.

All tutorials in this guide were created using SAS 9.3.

Accessing SAS

Kent State University currently has an unlimited-seat, site-wide license for SAS 9.3, which is managed by Information Services.

  • Faculty and staff can have SAS installed on their university-owned computers by contacting their local desktop support person or submitting a helpdesk ticket.
  • Students, faculty, and staff can obtain SAS for their personally-owned computers at no charge by completing the SAS Home Use Request form. You can also take your computer to the Tech Help desks in the College of Business and the Tri-Towers rotunda during their normal business hours.

Sample Data Files

Our tutorials reference a dataset called "sample" in many examples. If you'd like to download the sample dataset to work through the examples, choose one of the files below:

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These tutorials were created by Statistical Consulting at Kent State University Libraries.

Current authors

  • Kristin Yeager
  • Subir Goyal
  • Meghan Novisky

Past authors

  • Ryan Burke
  • Sarah Samblanet