Stat 597C
SAS & Data Management
Spring 2004
Lecture Notes Homework Assignments
Announcement (4/27/04): Homework 4 is available.
Syllabus:
Time & Place 
Tuesdays 1:00  2:15 in 9 Sparks 
Instructor 
Xiaojiang Zhan 330A Thomas Office hours: By appointment 
Objective 
This course will introduce graduate students to some basic knowledge in data management, manipulation and exploration using SAS software. Students will be offered the opportunity to learn a comprehensive set of SAS datarelated techniques through lectures, demonstrations, homework assignments. The intended audience of this course is graduate students probably with some elementary experience using SAS. But those who have no prior knowledge about SAS should not feel difficult to follow the lectures. 
Textbook 
There is no required text. Lecture notes will be the major source of materials used in class. A searchable version of SAS online documentation (SAS 9.1) can be found at http://support.sas.com/91doc/. Some good references are listed below:

Grading 
50% Homework assignments; 30% Final takehome exam; 20% Class participation 
Integrity 
All Penn State and Eberly College of Science policies regarding academic integrity apply to this course. See http://www.science.psu.edu/academic/Integrity/index.html for details. 
Chapter 2. Reading Data into SAS
Chapter 3. Some Basics of Data Manipulation
Chapter 4. Sorting, Printing and Summarizing Data
Chapter 5. Enhancing Output with ODS
Chapter 6. Modifying and Combining SAS Data Sets
Chapter 7. Introduction to SAS Macros
Chapter 8. Some Basic Statistical Procedures
Homework 1 (Due Tuesday, 2/17/04)
Homework 2 (Due Tuesday, 3/30/04)
Homework 3 (Due Tuesday, 4/20/04)
Homework 4 (Due by Friday, 5/9/04)