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Introduction to SAS, Lecture 2

User interface of various SAS products: SAS 9.2

User interface of various SAS products

SAS user interface is used for the interactive analysis of data. It is the face behind which execution of programs take place. It provides a graphical way of running tasks, which is more convenient. SAS interface consists of various windows performing various functions. It is useful for non- programming technical users too. There are various windows that open in SAS studio.
Companies mostly use 9.1, although the latest in market is the 9.4 version which is quite costly.9.1 and 9.4 have the same code and output. While working on the Learning edition, we can only handle 1500 rows and not more than that.

SAS Programming Environment Contains 6 Main Windows:
• Project Designer: Shows the Process Flow of a Project in Flow charts
• Project Explorer: Shows the Process Flow of a Project as Dropdown Menu


• Code Editor: Used to write and Edit codes


• Server List: Show the Physical Storage Locations of Data
• Log Window: Information about execution of a program and error listing while execution


• Output Window: Displays the output of execution of a program There is also another version of SAS- SAS University Edition (alternatively known as SAS Studio).


SAS Studio is a developmental web application for SAS that you access through your web browser. With SAS Studio, you can access your data files, libraries, and existing programs, and you can write new programs. You can also use the predefined tasks in SAS Studio to generate SAS code for you. When you run a program or task, SAS Studio processes the SAS code on a SAS server. The SAS server can be a server in a cloud environment, a server in your local environment, or SAS installed on your local machine. After the code is processed, the results are returned to SAS Studio in your browser.
It’s a web browser-based interface for SAS programmers that also suits the needs of novice users by providing an assistive framework. SAS Studio lets you work with the same SAS server from your desk, your laptop at home or wherever you have a browser and a connection
Let’s look at the interface of this software

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