Der (medical research, U. of Glasgow) and Everitt (psychiatry, U. of London) offer students and researchers a succinct description of the Statistical Analysis System software package for the manipulation and statistical analysis of data. They hope to allow readers to begin using the system quickly, and to establish them at a base knowledge camp from which to make sorties on the thousands of pages of technical manuals and online documentation. No date is mentioned for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Powerful software often comes, unfortunately, with an overwhelming amount of documentation. As a leading statistics software package, SAS is no exception. Its manuals comprise well over 10,000 pages and can intimidate, or at least bewilder, all but the most experienced users.A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS, Second Edition comes to the rescue. Fully revised to reflect SAS Version 8.1, it gives a concise, straightforward description of how to conduct a range of statistical analyses. The authors have updated and expanded every chapter in this new edition, and have incorporated a significant amount of new material. The book now contains more graphical material, more and better data sets within each chapter, more exercises, and more statistical background for each method. Completely new topics include the following:Data description and simple inference for categorical variablesGeneralized linear models Longitudinal data: Two new chapters discuss simple approaches, graphs, summary measure, and random effect modelsResearcher or student, new user or veteran, you will welcome this self-contained guide to the latest version of SAS. With its clear examples and numerous exercises, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS, Second Edition is not only a valuable reference, but also forms the basis for introductory courses on either SAS or applied statistics at any level, from undergraduate to professional.