Base SAS Introduction
Base SAS provides a scalable, integrated software environment specially designed for data access, transformation and reporting. It includes a fourth-generation programming language; ready-to-use programs for data manipulation, information storage and retrieval, descriptive statistics and report writing; and a powerful macro facility that reduces programming time and maintenance headaches.
Base SAS Job Support
Base SAS includes these items: Procedures, DATA Step language, DS2 language, SAS FedSQL language, Macro facility, Output Delivery System (ODS), and ODS Graphics.Aspirants who want to become Business analysts /experts, Business Visualization Analysts or experts and build a strong SAS programming foundation to manipulate data, perform queries and analyses, and generate analytical insights.Additionally, wants to access the power of SAS for analysis for complex business problems through data mining and predictive modelling using the point-and-click interface.
SAS originally stood for “Statistical Analysis System”, which as the name suggests was used for Statistical analysis. Today it has evolved to become a ubiquitous Business Intelligence (BI) tool which is used for Data analysis, reporting, predictive modelling, data mining, econometric and time series analysis…pretty much anything and everything related to Data Analytics.
SAS can process large amounts of data more efficiently by using new system options to align data and utility files on a page boundary and to set the page size for a SAS library to be the same size as a RAID stripe. Optimization processes that determine page size and the default size of a logical record length have been enhanced. The Scalable Performance Data Engine (SPD Engine) enables the caching of opened SPD Engine files.