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