PROG79001
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 24.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2018
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): SAS Base Programming
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20180904_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Students must bring a laptop with them to class.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Building on the concepts that are presented in SAS Programming 1: Essentials, this course explores data manipulation techniques using SAS DATA and PROCEDURE steps to access, transform, and summarize SAS data sets.

Program Context

 
SAS Base Programming Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is the second course that will prepare students for the SAS Certified Base Programmer exam.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
Students will have demonstrated the ability to manipulate data using SAS DATA and PROCEDURE.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Control SAS data set input and output
  2. Combine SAS data sets
  3. Summarize, read, and write different types of data
  4. Perform DO loop and SAS array processing
  5. Transform character, numeric, and date variables.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 In-Class Assignments/Quizzes100.0%
Total100.0%

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s): N/A
Applicable student group(s): In-Class Assignments/Quizzes
Course Details:

Introduction

  • Course logistics
  • Creating course data files

Controlling Input and Output

  • Writing observations explicitly
  • Writing to multiple SAS data sets
  • Selecting variables and observations

Summarizing Data

  • Creating an accumulating total variable
  • Accumulating totals for a group of data

Reading Raw Data Files

  • Reading raw data files with formatted input
  • Controlling when a record loads

Data Transformations

  • Manipulating character values
  • Manipulating numeric values
  • Converting variable type

Debugging Techniques

  • Using the PUTLOG statement

Processing Data Iteratively

  • DO loop processing
  • Conditional DO loop processing
  • SAS array processing
  • Using SAS arrays

Restructuring a Data Set

  • Rotating with the DATA step

Combining SAS Data Sets

  • Using data manipulation techniques with match-merging

Creating and Maintaining Permanent Formats

  • Creating permanent formats

Other SAS Languages

  • An overview of other languages
  • Using the SQL procedure
  • The SAS macro language


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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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