Learning SAS for SPSS Users

SAS Publishing just came out with a nice and nifty 28 page pdf document Coming To SAS FROM SPSS A programming approach Its a nice read, very useful for people curious or willing to try  SAS after learning SPSS, and very well written by Susan J Slaughter and Lora D , who have written The Little SAS Book , one of the most popular SAS handbooks ever written.

 

You can download it or plainly read it from

http://support.sas.com/publishing/bbu/companion_site/62272.pdf

SPSS of course has very nice menu driven setting, while SAS programmers generally prefer the scripting way of writing code- they do have menus in various products.

Author: Ajay Ohri

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2 thoughts on “Learning SAS for SPSS Users”

  1. SAS or SPSS

    Overall Functionality: SAS provides better access to specialized and multivariate procedures

    Platforms: SAS has more programming power in its base language. SPSS for windows provides a powerful, and unrelated, scripting language. SAS can be used across platforms (Connect & Share). SPSS cannot provide this. SAS seems to have better data base connectivity. Both offer warehousing products. The product from SAS is award winning.

  2. SPSS has a book, Programming and Data Management for SPSS Statistics 17.0: A Guide for SPSS Statistics and SAS Users that has been updated annually for about five years. It can be downloaded as a PDF file from
    http://www.spss.com/devcentral.

    Besides a wealth of information on, well, programming and data management with SPSS Statistics, it includes a 35-page chapter entitled

    SPSS Statistics for SAS Programmers.

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