Course Data

Data Sets (ZIP File) (Updated 6/7/2016)


Homework 1 (Due, Noon on 5/23)

Homework 2 (Due, 5pm on 5/31)

Homework 3 (Due, 8am on 6/2)

Homework 4 (Due, 5pm on 6/8)

Homework 5 (Due, 5pm on 6/13)

Homework 6 (Due, 8am on 6/16)

Practice Problems

Practice Problems for Summary Procedures

Practice Problems for Data Step


Midterm (pdf)

Midterm (doc)


Useful SAS Sites

Document Structure Information

STT 305 Course Info


Statistics (STT) 305--Summer I 2016
Instructor: Jim Blum Office: OS 1001A
Office Hours: See Here Phone: 962-7635
Course Meeting Times: M-Th 8-10:05, OS 2009 E-Mail:
Recommended Texts: SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming (ISBN: 1-59047-335-3)
The Little SAS Book
Grading: Homework/Projects 50%
Mid-Term Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Course Topics: SAS/Windows environment
SAS data sets
Summarizing data
Report creation
Statistical Tests
Important Dates
May 17 Last day to drop (with no grade) or add a class
May 30 Memorial Day (holiday)
June 1 Last day to withdraw with a W--Undergraduates
June 6 Last day to withdraw with a W--Graduate Students
June 14 Last day of class
June 16 Final exam for STT 305--8:00 am
Internet Use: Though this course meets in a computer lab, it is not a course in net surfing or e-mail checking. Unauthorized internet use during class time may lead to significant penalties
Academic Honor Code: This course will adhere to the academic honor code of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. No form of dishonesty, such as cheating, stealing, plagiarism, etc., will be tolerated. For further details see the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog and the Code of Student Life.
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Power Point and Sample Code

Introductory Concepts

Introduction to the SAS System
Demonstration Code 1
SAS Programming Basics
Demonstration Code 2,
Sample Code Part 1 & Part 2
Sample Code
Summarizing Data with FREQ, MEANS and UNIVARIATE

Introduction to the Data Step

Introduction to the Data Step
Sample Code
Conditional Logic in the Data Step
Sample Code
Combining Data Sets with the Data Step


Introduction to PROC REPORT
Sample Code
Alternate Destinations & Styles Using ODS
Sample Code
Self-Study: Madatory for Graduate Students, Optional for Others
Multi-way Tables Using PROC REPORT (exercises due: 5:00pm 6/3)

More Data Step

Reading Raw Files with the Data Step
Sample Code
Controlling Output in the Data Step
Sample Code
Computations Across Rows in the Data Step
Sample Code

Charts and Graphs

Introduction to SGPLOT
Sample Code
Bar Charts using SGPLOT
Sample Code
Sample Code
Curves and Splines
Sample Code
Self-Study: Madatory for Graduate Students, Optional for Others
High & Low Plots (exercises due: 11:59pm 6/16)
General ODS Graphics Options
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