What is SAS?
SAS or Serial Attached SCSI, developed by SAS Institute, is a software used to manage, mine, retrieve, and alter data from any variety of sources while performing analysis on it. This software is widely used in retail, scientific research, insurance, human resources, utilities, public health, IT, and finance. Also, the software is used for forecasting, project management, decision-making, operations research, and quality improvement. Generally, SAS or Serial Attached SCSI is a statistical analysis software used for submitting trials on clinical pharmaceutical to the Food and Drug administration in the United States.
For non-technical users, SAS provides a point-and-click user interface while advanced options are accessible at the SAS programming language. In addition, SAS also provides DATA steps and PROC steps. The DATA steps help users to manipulate and retrieve data whereas the PROC steps analyze data. The DATA steps’ main function is that it creates a set of SAS data and passes these data to PROC for processing while each step is consisted of a series of statements. It has executable statements that enable the software to function at the same time an additional declarative statements appear which gives instructions so that the set of data’s appearance will be read and altered.
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