Course Data

Zip File (Updated 8/19/2014)


Homework 1 (Due: 9/15)

Homework 2 (Due: 10/6)

Homework 3 (Due: 10/15)


Homework 4 (Due: 11/14)

Homework 5 (Due: 12/3)


Optional Homework

Assignment (Due: 12/11)

Midterm--10/17 Exam

Sample Exam


Useful SAS Sites

Document Structure Information

STT 305 Course Info


Statistics (STT) 305--Fall 2014
Instructor: Jim Blum Office: BR 201B
Office Hours: See Here Phone: 962-3290
Course Meeting Times: MWF 9:00-9:50, BR 164 E-Mail:
Recommended Texts: SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming (ISBN: 1-59047-335-3)
The Little SAS Book
Grading: Homework 50%
Mid-Term Exam 25% each
Final Exam 25%
Course Topics: SAS/Windows environment
SAS data sets
Summarizing data
Report creation
Statistical Tests
Important Dates
Aug. 27 Last day to drop (with no grade) or add a class
Sep. 1 Labor Day (holiday)
Oct. 8 Last day to withdraw with a W
Oct. 13 & 14 Fall Break (no classes)
Nov. 26-28 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
Dec. 3 Last day of class
Friday, Dec. 5 Final exam for STT 305, 8:00-11:00
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 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog and the Code of Student Life.
Disability Services: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has devoted much energy to meeting the requirements of Section 504, Federal Rehabilitation Act and to the Americans with Disability Act. If you feel you need assistance or accommodations to ensure equal opportunity in pursuing your educational goals, please contact Disability Services, x-3746.
UNCW practices a zero tolerance policy for any kind of violent or harassing behavior. If you are experiencing an emergency of this type contact the police at 911 or UNCW CARE at 962-2273. Resources for individuals concerned with a violent or harassing situation can be located at

Power Point and Sample Code

Introductory Concepts

Introduction to the SAS System
Demonstration Code 1, 2 & 3
SAS Basics
Sample Code
Creating and Using Formats
Sample Code
Summarizing Data with FREQ, MEANS and UNIVARIATE
  (plus some introductory ODS)
Sample Code

Data Step Programming

Introduction to the Data Step
Sample Code
Conditional Logic the Data Step
Sample Code
Combining Data Sets
Sample Code
Practice Problems for Data Step Programming

The Report Procedure

Introduction to the Report Procedure
Sample Code
Multi-way Tables in Report
Sample Code
Other Output Destinations and Styles Using Report
Sample Code

Charts and Graphs

Bar Charts
Sample Code
Options and Enhancements for SAS Graphs
Sample Code
Scatter and Line Plots
Sample Code

More Data Step

Controlling Output in the Data Step
Sample Code
Computing Across Records in the Data Step
Sample Code
Reading data from non-SAS sources
Sample Code
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