Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 08:10:22 -0400
Reply-To: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
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From: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
Subject: Re: Best Ways To Learn SAS?
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Doesn't the "best way to learn SAS" depend on what you already know and what you want to learn?
The only parts of SAS I know at all are BASE and STAT (and there's still lots I don't know about them!). The way I learned is first, by looking at and playing with programs others had written (typically, in my stats classes, the professor gave us a program, which we had to modify), second, by reading a couple books by users (I found Cody's book on data analysis with SAS and DiIorio's book especially good). After that, I knew enough to get something from the SAS manuals, and then from this list. I've also attended a couple SUGIs and read some papers.
I took a couple SAS courses, but didn't find them as useful as the other things I've mentioned
Peter L. Flom, PhD
Assistant Director, Statistics and Data Analysis Core
Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
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