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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.For more information or to request a license for your University-owned or personally-owned computer, see

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:

For More Information

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Current authors

  • Kristin Yeager
  • Subir Goyal
  • Meghan Novisky

Past authors

  • Ryan Burke
  • Sarah Samblanet