SAS Continues Strong BI Market Growth

SAS is the 2nd largest BI vendor in the world, just behind Business Objects, according to this report posted at http://www.sas.com/news/analysts/idc_bi_0607.pdf

It's interesting to note that Business Objects growth rate slowed by half this past year (down from 14% to 7% growth/year.) SAS's rate accelerated (up from 13 to 17%) and Microsoft (up from 25 to 28%) are the few large vendors seeing acceleration in growth rates. It's possible SAS could take the number one spot in the next year or two

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Can LE 2.0 or EG 2.1 be used with SAS for Dummies?

Question: from a reader in Sweden

 

Just saw on Amazon that this new book is available. I know the examples in it are from using Enterprise Guide 4.1, but I have the Learning edition 2.0 which includes Enterprise Guide 2.1. Can I still use the book, or are these versions of Enterprise Guide very different?
 

Answer: from Stephen

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SAS for Dummies a new textbook at Duke Med School

SAS for Dummies is being used at Duke University Medical School as  one of two  texts for a course on Introduction to Statistical Methods.   See http://crtp.mc.duke.edu/content.asp?page=courseinfo.   The program the book is being used in is described as:

"... provides academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Designed primarily for clinical fellows who are training for academic careers, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis."

I have to say this is somewhat of a surprise at first

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The Little SAS Book: A Primer

This book is a well written and succinct introduction to SAS programming and basic statistical analysis.   Using just PC SAS  with BASE and  STAT, you can pick up the basics of programming with SAS for data access, data manipulation with the DATA step and functions, basic SAS PROCs, controlling output appearance, leveraging MACRO capabilities of SAS, basic statistical analysis, and program debugging.    With SAS Learning Edition  and this book you can quickly master the basics of the SAS language.

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