Fall 2014 Course Syllabus: Math 660

 

Course Title:

Introduction to Statistical Computing with SAS and R

Textbook:

SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, 3rd Edition, SAS Publishing, 2011.

Reference Books:

Delwiche, L. D. and Sluaghter, S. J. (2003). The Little SAS Book: A Primer, 3rd Edition, SAS Institute Inc.

 

SAS Certification Prep Guide: Advanced Programming for SAS 9, 3rd Edition, SAS Publishing, 2011.

 

 

Course Outline

Date

Lecture

Chapter

Topic

Assignment

Week 1

9/8

1

 

Chapter 1

Introduction to SAS system, base programming

Week 2

9/15

2

Chapters 2-3

Referring files and setting options, editing and debugging SAS programs

Homework 1

Week 3

9/22

3

Chapter 4

 

Creating list reports

Week 4

9/29

4

Chapters 5 & 16

Creating SAS data sets from external files, and reading raw data in fixed fields

Homework 2

Week 5

10/6

5

Chapters 17 & 6

Reading free-format data and data step processing

Week 6

10/13

6

Chapters 10 & 18

Creating and managing variables, and reading date and time values

Homework 3

Week 7

10/20

7

Chapters 11 & 13

Reading SAS data sets and transforming data with SAS functions

Week 8

10/27

 

 

MIDTERM EXAM:

Monday ~ October 27, 2014

 

Week 9

11/3

8

Chapters 7 & 9

Proc Format and producing HTML output

Homework 4

Week 10

11/10

9

Chapters 8 & 14

Proc Means, Proc Freq, and Flow control

 

Week 11

11/17

10

Chapters 15 & 12

Arrays and combining SAS data sets

Homework 5

Week 12

11/24

11

Chapters 19-21

Further topics in reading raw data

 

Week 13

12/1

12

Lecture Note 1

SQL processing with SAS I: Performing queries with Proc SQL

Homework 6

Week 14

12/8

13

 Lecture Note 2

SQL processing with SAS II: Combining, creating and managing tables with Proc SQL

 

Week 15

12/15

14

FINAL EXAM:

Monday ~ December 15, 2014

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER

September 2, 2014

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

November 3, 2014

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

December 10, 2014

FINAL EXAM PERIOD

December 15 20, 2014

 

Grading Policy

 

Assignment Weighting

 

Tentative Grading Scale

Homework

35 %

 

A

90 -- 100

Midterm Exam

30 %

 

B+

85 -- 90

Final Exam

35 %

 

B

80 -- 85

 

 

 

C+

75 -- 80

 

 

 

C

70 -- 75

 

 

 

F

0 -- 70

 

 

 

Important Departmental and University Policies

 

 

Prepared by Prof. Wenge Guo, August 10, 2014