Stat680    Syllabus    Fall 2015

SAS Programming

12:30-1:45PM, TR, 3394 Rood Hall

J.C. Wang (
Office: 5503 Everett
Office Hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm W, and by appointment

SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9 (ISBN: 978-1-60764-924-3), SAS Publishing.
SAS Online Documentation 9.4
SAS Online Documentation 9.3
SAS Online Documentation 9.2
SAS Online Documentation 9.1.3 (PDF)
Homework problems will be selected from exercises (to be given in Exercises which may be updated from time to time). Homework due dates will be announced. The instructor reserves the right to select problems to turn in. Please observe the following rules for homework:
  1. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems in general with your classmates. However, each homework turned in should be entirely your own work.
  2. Turn in the necessary codes. Also turn in outputs when either it is specified by the problems or you deem it's necessary) by e-mail with attachments (clearly named or marked).
There will be two projects (due dates: October 13 in-class, and November 24 in-class, respectively). The following rules apply:
  1. For the projects, you are allowed (but not mandatory) to form a team of up to three team members.
  2. The project reports should be typesetted by word processer such as WordPerfect, LaTeX, etc., and in letter-size (8½in×11in) papers. Each report should have a cover page with title and name (or names of the team members) on it. It should contain a table of contents, main sections, and appendices. An introduction should be one of the main sections. The report should be ended with a summary section. Place only up to 3 key tables and up to 3 key graphs (a figure with multi-panels is considered only 1 graph) in the main sections. Other relevant tables/graphs should be placed in the appendices. A minimum of 5 main-section pages is required for each project report for projects 1 & 2.
  3. E-mail project computer codes with attachments to the instructor.
Final Exam
There will be an in-class final exam (Thursday, December 17, 12:30-2:30). You will be asked to correct an erroneous SAS codes. Old exams will be posted for your reference.
Homeworks Projects 1 & 2 Final Exam
55% 15% each 15%

Grading Scale
below 50 50-55 56-60 61-70 71-75 76-84 85-89 90 or more

Incomplete Grades
University & Deparmental policy will be followed for incomplete grades.
Academic Integrity
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the University policies and procedures that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. (The academic policies addressing Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog at and the Graduate Catalog at If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s) and if you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.

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