SAS language

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The SAS language is a computer programming language used for statistical analysis, created by Anthony James Barr at North Carolina State University.[1][2] It can read in data from common spreadsheets and databases and output the results of statistical analyses in tables, graphs, and as RTF, HTML and PDF documents. The SAS language runs under compilers that can be used on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and various other UNIX and mainframe computers. The SAS System and World Programming System (WPS) are SAS language compilers.

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  1. ^ SAS History, SAS Institute, archived from the original on 2013-10-23, retrieved April 4, 2014
  2. ^ Barr & Goodnight, et al. 1976:"The SAS Staff". Attribution of contributions to SAS 72 and SAS 76.


  • "Overview of the SAS Language". Department of Animal Science, McGill University. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  • Barr, A. J.; Goodnight, J. H.; Sall, J. P.; Helwig, J. T. (1976), A User's Guide to SAS 76, Raleigh, North Carolina: SAS Institute, Inc., ISBN 0-917382-01-3

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