## Hello SAS World!

It should come as no surprise that SAS can be used in many different ways. I like to use SAS for data manipulation, graphing and statistical analysis. Therefore I like the data step, the IML language, statistical graph procedure and the SAS/STAT procedures. Therefore I use the data step and the IML procedure to say Hello World in the two most important places to retrieve information in SAS, the log and the Results Viewer.

First, I use a PUT statement in a data step to write the message in the log

data _null_; string = 'Hello World'; put string; run; |

Next, I use the IML language to print it in the Results Viewer.

proc iml; string = 'Hello World'; print string; quit; |

Welcome to my blog! Here, I will blog weekly on various topics in SAS programming that interests me. Primarily in the fields of statistical analytics, graphing and data manipulation. Browse the site to find Learning Material, Probability Distribution Examples, Data Science Examples, Statistical Graph Examples and more.

I my blog posts, I will alternate between popular topics and topics not too familiar to the novice or intermediate SAS programmer. Shortly about how I use SAS: I like to make sense of raw data. And I like to do so from three different angels in SAS: Data Manipulation, Graphing and Statistical Analysis. In all three, I put emphasis on simple and efficient programming.

Performance in particular is an interest of mine. Therefore, I will regularly blog about various tools in SAS to make your programs faster and more efficient. You can see all my posts on the topic in the Performance Category.

Finally, you are at any time welcome to contact me through the Contact Form at the top menu or at SASnrd@SASnrd.com or through my profile at Communities.SAS.com. Anything is welcome, critique, questions and so on.

You can see the entire program from this blog post here.