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16 Free Resources to help you learn SAS (updated 2021)

Learning SAS does not have to cost you any money. In this article, you will get the 16 quality resources to help you learn SAS - Free of charge.


Before we continue, make sure you have SAS Studio or SAS 9.4 installed. Don't have the software? Download SAS Studio now. It's free!

Resource #1: Free Official SAS Tutorials

SAS has provided nearly 200 video tutorials to help you get started learning SAS. These tutorials cover a wide range of topics including SAS interface, accessing data, simple data manipulations, graph plotting and statistical analysis. It's a great SAS training resource for true beginners.

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Resource #2: SASCrunch Interactive Training

SASCrunch interactive SAS training is designed to be opened side-by-side with SAS studio. Key feature: you can learn SAS without going back and forth between learning videos and the coding interface.

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Resource #3: Data Flair

Data Flair has a very comprehensive SAS tutorial on their website. It covers the introductory topics from SAS terminology, setup, data step, variables, functions. It also covers the advanced topics such as macro, formatting, array as well as the modeling techniques using SAS.

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Resource #4: ListenData

ListenData is a lesser known but very complete SAS learning website.

It covers many topics such as SAS basics, data read-in, data manipulation, proc sql, macro and statistical analysis techniques.

In addition, it provides SAS base certification questions and common SAS-related interview questions.

Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate SAS user, ListenData will be a great learning resource for you.

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Resource #5: Tutorials Point

Tutorials Point is another great resources to learn SAS. It has 46 web pages of materials covering topics from base to advanced SAS.

Their graph plotting tutorials are quite complete and you will learn the different ways to plot the different graphs or charts in SAS.

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Resource #6: Java Point SAS Tutorials

Java Point SAS tutorial is similar to Data Flair and Tutorials Point. It covers many SAS topics in details.

It gives a detailed comparison between SAS, R and Python in terms of their features, industry preferences, costs, ease of learning as well as the capabilities in data science.

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Resource #7: SAS Discussion Forum

It is difficult to learn SAS on your own without help. The SAS Discussion Forum is a platform where SAS experts are available to provide feedback or solutions to those who have just started learning SAS.

Bookmark this website, and seek help from SAS experts whenever you need it.

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Resource #8: has put together a complete list of SAS papers from SAS Global Forum, SUGI, PharmaSUG, NESUG, SESUG, PhUSE, WUSS, MWSUG, PNWSUG and SCSUG.

This is an extensive list of well-written SAS articles that are meant for more experienced SAS users.

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Resource #9: Analytics Vidhya

Analytics Vidhya has also put together a list of 10 SAS learning resources covering SAS basics, SQL, statistical analysis, decision trees, clustering and segmentation, IML and macros.

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Resource #10: SAS Ask The Expert

You can learn SAS from live events held by SAS experts on a variety of topics such as SAS Studio, data management, SQL and macros, SAS administration and environment, visual analytics, enterprise miner, text miner, business intelligence and so forth.

Live events offer you the opportunity to ask the experts a specific question and get the response in real-time. Looking to get the latest software updates from SAS?

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Resource #11: SAS Enterprise Guide

Enterprise Guide (EG) is becoming more and more popular nowadays. The point-and-click software is fairly easy to use. You can learn all of its functionalities by going through the official documentation.


YouTube is another platform that has many quality video tutorials (free).

Resource #12: Great Online Training SAS Tutorials

Great online training has a 9-hour SAS training video that covers all kind of SAS topics. The instructor, while having an Indian accent, is clean and concise in his explanation. If you prefer learning SAS on YouTube, Great Online Training is a great option for you.

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Resource #13: Mike's SAS Tutorials

Mike's SAS tutorials is another great resource for learning SAS. You will find many short clips of SAS tutorials that are highly practical.

Looking for more video SAS tutorials? You should definitely check out Mike's tutorials on YouTube.

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Many of these books are not free, however, you will most likely be able to borrow them from your local library.

Resource #14: The Little SAS Book

The Little SAS Book is recognized as the go-to textbook for SAS beginners. It gives you all the technical details about how SAS programming works.

If you have just started learning SAS, the Little SAS Book will be a tremendous help for you to learn the basics of SAS.

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Resource #15: Beginning SAS Programming: a true beginner's guide for learning SAS

The Beginning SAS Programming: a true beginner's guide for learning SAS is a 384-page SAS learning guide for beginners. It is written specifically for people who have no background in SAS at all.

Grab a copy from amazon if you need some extra help learning SAS.

Resource #16: SAS Essentials: A Guide to Mastering SAS for Research

The SAS Essentials: A Guide to Mastering SAS for Research is another great resource for SAS beginners. It is filled with practical examples, and is meant for professionals in the field of scientific research.

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Do you know any other SAS learning resources? Let us know in the comments below!

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8 months ago

nice information complete information at one place


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