SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.
SAS is a software suite that can mine, alter, manage and retrieve data from a variety of sources and perform statistical analysis on it. SAS provides a graphical point-and-click user interface for non-technical users and more advanced options through the SAS programming language. In order to use Statistical Analysis System, Data should be in an Excel table format or SAS format. SAS programs have a DATA step, which retrieves and manipulates data, usually creating a SAS data set, and a PROC step, which analyzes the data. Each step consists of a series of statements. The DATA step has executable statements that result in the software taking an action, and declarative statements that provide instructions to read a data set or alter the data's appearance. The DATA step has two phases, compilation and execution. In the compilation phase, declarative statements are processed and syntax errors are identified. Afterwards, the execution phase processes each executable statement sequentially. Data sets are organized into tables with rows called "observations" and columns called "variables". Additionally, each piece of data has a descriptor and a value.
What's New and Bug Fixes
Direct interoperability with SAS Viya. including direct programming interfaces in Enterprise Miner, Enterprise Guide, Data Integration Studio and SAS Studio. Customers can use familiar tools, and write code that intersperses SAS 9 procs and SAS Viya procs – accessing new methods and often faster processing benefits of SAS Viya directly. Customers who care about performance and scalability should be looking at the innovations available in SAS Viya and CAS. Security hardening and product fixes. Customers who have a strong focus on IT security – or who need to perform regular security audits – will benefit from enhanced encryption options, enhanced TLS configuration options, and updates to key third party software components. Enhancements to SAS Grid Manager and Platform Suite for SAS. SAS is introducing new Grid functionality that more directly supports workflow and integration with SAS Viya. Current customers will likely choose to stay with SAS Grid Manager for Platform.
SAS 9.4 M6 x64 Enhancements to SAS Studio 3.8, including the ability to leverage new BASE SAS procs for managing GIT repositories. Expanded Accessibility support. General performance and functionality enhancements. Platform for updates to Analytics and Data Management offerings.