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Statistics (STAT)

STAT 483 Statistical Analysis System Programming (3) Introduction, intermediate, and advanced topics in SAS. Credit can not be received for both STAT 483 and STAT 480/481/482.

STAT 483 Statistical Analysis System Programming (3)

The three-credit STAT 483 course is a combination of the three one-credit courses STAT 480, STAT 481, and STAT 482. In STAT 480, students are introduced to the SAS windowing system, basic SAS programming statements, and descriptive reporting procedures, such as the FORMAT, PRINT, REPORT, MEANS, and FREQ procedures. In STAT 481, the focus is primarily on extending the programming skills of the students, as they learn how to read messy data into SAS data sets, how to combine SAS data sets in various ways, how to use SAS character functions, how to read and process date and time variables, how to use arrays and do loops to write more efficient programs, and how to use the Output Delivery System to create SAS output in a variety of formats. STAT 482 provides a survey of the major statistical analysis procedures, such as the TTEST, GLM, REG, MANOVA, FACTOR, DISCRIM, LOGISTIC, and MIXED procedures. Other STAT 482 topics include using the TABULATE procedure to create reports, generating random numbers, exporting data from SAS data sets, using the SAS/Graph module to produce presentation quality graphs, using the SQL procedure to query and combine data tables, and using macros to write more efficient SAS programs. Credit can not be received for both STAT 483 and STAT 480/481/482.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: 3 credits in statistics

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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