[R] SAS for R-users

Shi, Tao shidaxia at yahoo.com
Fri May 14 17:19:23 CEST 2010


If you're thinking to leverage your R programming skill in learning SAS, you'll be disappointed, as the two have quite different grammar.  The book Erik mentioned is a good start.  After that, just reading the SAS help file, which is pretty comprehensive, will keep you busy. 


----- Original Message ----
> From: Erik Iverson <eriki at ccbr.umn.edu>
> To: Thomas Levine <thomas.levine at gmail.com>
> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
> Sent: Fri, May 14, 2010 6:18:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [R] SAS for R-users
> Thomas Levine wrote:
> There are loads of resources for users of any 
> other
> statistics package who are learning R. For example
> http://www.google.com/search?q="r+for+sas-users"
> The 
> reverse isn't the case
> href="http://www.google.com/search?q=" target=_blank 
> >http://www.google.com/search?q="sas+for+r-users"


> I can't wait that long. Until then and until I can
> convince colleagues 
> and teachers to use better
> software, how do you suggest that I learn 
> SAS?
> I suspect that it'll be a book on R for SAS-users,
> so I'm 
> expecting recommendations of books like
> those that are best for R-users 
> learning SAS.
> This question would be more appropriate for 
> a
> SAS mailing list, I couldn't find any except for
> those of a 
> few regional groups.

I don't think there is any shortage of SAS books, 
> since it's been around so long.  I think they even have their own 
> Press.  The books don't need to assume you do or don't know R.  If you 
> know nothing of SAS, I personally recommend The Little SAS Book: A Primer.  
> It's short, basic, and useful for 
> beginners.


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