SAS ProceduresΒΆ

SAS has many pre-packaged PROCEDURES for completing various statistical analyses and database management or manipulation tasks. Generally, these PROCEDURES perform computations or tasks that would be burdensome or practically impossible in a traditional DATA step. Every data-manipulating step other than a DATA step in a SAS program is a PROCEDURE, shortened to PROC in SAS lingo. In this section, we go over a few of our most commonly used SAS PROCEDURES.

All SAS PROCEDURES are terminated with a quit; as opposed to the run; used in DATA steps.