SAS for Statistical Analysis
SAS is a statistical software suite for data management, advanced analytics, multivariate analysis, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. All Bentley faculty and students have access to SAS, SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Enterprise Guide.
- Base SAS is the basic program for data manipulation and analysis. It requires comfort with programming capability as the interface is a simple text screen GUI on which users type commands. The command screen can accommodate any sophisticated data manipulation procedures, including Proc sql and all models for financial and life sciences projects.
- SAS Enterprise Miner can be used to build multiple predictive models using an easy to use interactive GUI that eliminates the need for manual coding. Allows to run multiple models using different methodologies at same time and provides an easy way to select the best model.
- SAS Enterprise Guide is an easy-to-use menu and wizard-driven tool for analyzing data. It includes a graphical interface that provides easy access to SAS data integration, preparation, analytics and reporting. It can perform all operations and analyses that is available through BASE SAS. There are two main advantages. For those who prefer the traditional menu-driven drag and drop capability SAS Enterprise Guide is highly recommended. SAS EG also allows users to easily see data on the screen which requires a command to be coded in Base SAS. For those who have some proficiency in writing commands, SAS EG also allows command to be coded just like Base SAS.