Seminar in data management: basic

ldats2360  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar in data management: basic
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
15.0 h + 10.0 h
Bugli Céline;
Main themes
- Introduction to the SAS system and to SAS/Base programming. - Creation and manipulation of datasets with SAS: importing and exporting datasets, format definition, table merging, variable manipulation, creation and transformation. - Preparation of summary tables, preparation of reports in different formats (txt, html...) - Presentation of the " SAS base programming " certificate.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will master the programming in SAS/Base and will be able to apply its skills on big and complicated data sets.
SAS Programming 1: Essentials
  • Use SAS Studio and SAS Enterprise Guide to write and submit SAS programs.
  • Access SAS, Microsoft Excel, and text data.
  • Explore and validate data.
  • Prepare data by subsetting rows and computing new columns.
  • Analyze and report on data.
  • Export data and results to Excel, PDF, and other formats.
  • Use SQL in SAS to query and join tables.
SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
  • understand and control DATA step processing
  • create an accumulating column and process data in groups
  • manipulate data with functions
  • convert column type
  • create custom formats
  • concatenate and merge tables
  • process repetitive code
  • restructure tables.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

In addition to the lectures and computer room exercises, much of the training is done autonomously using the syllabus, SAS documentation, and e-learning tools provided by SAS.
The modalities foreseen will evolve according to the health situation.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The examination of this course consists of passing the SAS Base Programming Certification (QCM and programming, in english).
Other information
A large part of the training is carried out autonomously using materials available on the SAS website (SCYP program). This course is only open to students enrolled in a master's degree in statistics and with a good command of passive English.
Online resources
This course is open to all students from Belgian universities after enrolment in the academic programme (Master's or Doctoral students). However, as the number of places is limited, enrolment for students other than those in the Master's degree in statistics, general orientation or biostatistics can only be made with the agreement of the course holder. This course is also available to students of the UCL University Certificate in Statistics under certain conditions.
The course content is only available after official registration.
Syllabus du cours en vente au début du cours.
Accès à la documentation SAS.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus du cours en vente au début du cours. Accès à la documentation SAS.
Faculty or entity

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