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Introduction to SAS

Date: Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00am -12:00pm


Heather Hobson ARDC and Statistics Canada Analyst

Workshop Description

Of the three statistical software packages most commonly used by social scientists, SAS is likely best at manipulating large datasets. This is why SAS remains the statistical software of choice within Statistics Canada. As such, some of the datasets that are produced by Statistics Canada and found in the Atlantic Research Data Centre are in only SAS format -- due to the size of the files (i.e., Census) or the data extraction tools that Statistics Canada has developed (i.e., the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics). This hands-on introductory workshop is designed to provide novice users with the skills to convert ASCII or .txt files into the SAS format, to reduce or delete variables from the dataset, to recode variables, remove missing values, produce descriptive statistics (frequencies, means), merge data files and export data files into another statistical software. Therefore, this workshop is geared toward the interests of both novice users who are interested in producing descriptive statistics and to the more advanced users of other statistical software, who find that they have to work initially with SAS, until they can convert their data to statistical software of their choice.

Workshop Fees and Waivers

Students must register online at in order to attend the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $150. Students, researchers, or university-affiliated personnel who do not have a research grant (or other sources of funding to cover the workshop fee) can apply for a fee waiver, using the online registration form. You will receive confirmation of your eligibility for a fee waiver by e-mail.

Please contact Monique Comeau for any questions regarding deposits or fee waivers: [email protected]

Last day to register: September 15, 2018

Last day to submit deposit or payment: September 15, 2018


Atlantic RDC
29 September, 2018
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