one language everyone understands in consumer lending analytics! That
explains why an analyst should learn it for an effective communication.
This free guide is an effort to equip a beginner
analyst with basic SAS skills, in a week’s time.
Target audience is expected
to have basic computer skills like working with a spreadsheet
and should know how to edit a program in a PC based SAS
System. No statistics or programming background is expected.
Since most of the consumer
lending businesses use an Oracle
data warehouse and a UNIX based SAS system, additional chapters
for SQL Plus and UNIX
based SAS execution and server management.
The learning method used
throughout this guide is based on author's limited experience as an
analyst and as a SAS trainer. So this guide does not substitute for
and manuals written on this subject . Readers are
encouraged to refer to the technical manuals provided by SAS
This guide attempts
1. Simplify SAS for a beginner,
trimming the possibilities down to a bare minimum.
2. Customize the content to consumer
lending environment and demonstrate how SAS
is used in analytics.