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1CopyrightWarningThis material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf ofFederation University Australia in accordance with Section 113P of the Copyright Act1968 (the Act).The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Anyfurther reproduction or communication of this material may be the subject of copyrightprotection under the Act.Do not remove this notice.ITECH3101 –Business Analytics and Decision Supportweek 1Lab Exercise – Introduction to SASID: Name: __________Project 1: Installation of SAS ((Copy and write down your findings in a worddocuments)In this course, you would use software SAS University Edition to practice SASprogramming and to do different kinds of experiments. SAS University Edition isavailable for free and it includes all features that enable you to learn Base SAS.As SAS University Edition works as a virtual machine, it requires you to run it in avirtual environment. You need to install a virtualization software on your PC before yourun the SAS software. 1.Go to website: 22. Click on the “Get the Software” button at the top right and select your operatingsystem.3. Make sure that your Windows computer meets the minimum system requirements3There are four steps to install the software:4. Step 1: Set Up. Download VirtualBox and create the “myfolders” Folder on yourcomputer4Click “Download VirtualBox for Windows” to download VirtualBox and selectWindows hosts in VirtualBox 6.0.4 platform packages. And then save VirtualBox-6.0.4-128413-Win.exe in your computer.5After downloading VirtualBox, click VirtualBox-6.0.4-128413-Win.exe to install thevirtualization software by following the instructions.6When you are waiting for the virtualization software to install, create a folder for yourSAS file.(1) Create a folder named SASUniversityEdition (no spaces) on your localcomputer.(2) Then create a subfolder within the SASUniversityEdition folder calledmyfolders (no spaces). This is where you’ll save all your SAS University Editionfiles.75. Step 2: Download SAS university EditionAfter downloading VirtualBox and creating your folder, you are ready to download theSAS University Edition virtual application and store it in your download directory.Click “Get SAS University Edition”.8Then you are required to sign in. For a new user, click Create profile button. Afterclicking “Create profile,” you will receive a verification email with instructions forsetting your password and activating your profile.A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. To verify your emailaddress and activate your profile, click the link in the email (subject: Please activate yourSAS Profile). You will then be prompted to set a password.Once creating your password, your profile is active. You can now sign in using your newSAS Profile credentials to download SAS University Edition.9The name of your download file would be similar to:‘unvbasicvapp_9411015_ova_en_sp0_1.ova’.6. Step 3. Configure VirtualBox and set up the Shared FolderThis step will import SAS University Edition into VirtualBox.(1) Open VirtualBox10Then select File > Import Appliance(2) In the Import Virtual Appliance window, click the folder icon to the right of the field11(3) In this case, you will find the folder SASUniversityEditionmyfolders where youselect SAS University Edition.ova file, and click Open(4) Click Next and then click Import in the Appliance Settings windows. Now SASUniversity Edition has been imported to VirtualBox12In the previous step, you create a folder called SASUniversityEditionmyfolders on yourcomputer. Now you need to set up VirtualBox so it can access to this folder. Pleasefollow the following steps to share you myfolders with VirtualBox,13147. Step 4: Power On The Virtual MachineClicking the Powered Off in the SAS University Edition on the left pane.15This will start the virtual machine. The following screen should appear.1617After that, you can run the virtual machine. You will get a prompt to connect your SASUniversity Edition software. Please note that you should not close above window whenyou use SAS Studio.8. Step 5: Starting SAS Studio(1) In a web browser on your local computer, enter http://localhost:10080. Thefollowing screen should appear.18(2) Starting SAS StudioFrom the SAS University Edition: Information Center, click Start SAS Studio and thefollowing screen should appear. Now you can enter your code in SAS studio and run yourprogram.199. Running your first SAS programIn SAS Studio, enter the following codes that create a SAS data set called distances andconvert miles to kilometres.202122Project 2: Knowing interfaces in SAS Studio(Copy and write down your findings in a word documents)1. Open SAS Studio as following. On the left of screen, you can see the navigationpane and the work area is on the right of screen.2. Exploring the built-in data setSAS stores SAS data sets in SAS libraries. In libraries in SAS Studio, SAS Studioprovides a number of data sets that you can play with. However, you can also createyour own SAS data sets from different data sources and store them in a library ofyour own. You will learn these skills from the following projects.Click on Libraries and then click on My Libraries tab, you can see something likethis:23Sashelp library is place where SAS has stored all of the demonstration data sets.Click on the small triangle to the left of Sashelp to see a list of SAS data sets.24Double-clicking on a data set can display a list of variables. Double-Click on theBASEBALL data set and you can see the following:253. Exploring work areaOn the work area, you can see a number of rows (called observations) andcolumns (called variables ) in the data set.264. Sorting dataWhen you place the cursor on a column heading, a small hand icon appears. Leftclick the column heading nAtBat and you will see that values are sorted from low tohigh.275. Switching between column names and column labelsClicking on the View tab, you can make changes between variable names andvariable labels.286. Adding a filterFilters allow you to subset rows of the table by specifying criteria, such as displayingonly rows where the number of home runs was 30 or more.Place the cursor to column name nHome, and then right-click nHome. Click on AddFilter.29In the drop-down menu, select greater than logical operator and input 30.After clicking on Filter button, you can see that all rows in Baseball data set whereplayers hit more than 30 home runs are displayed.30Project 3. Answering questions (Please do this at your home by using your owncomputer)1. Install SAS University Edition in your computer.2. Exploring one or two the built-in data set provided by SAS libraries.3. Managers usually make decisions by following a four-step process. What are thesteps?Project 4. Creating a Professional ReportSummarize the above experiments procedure, results, answering questions andscreenshots (project 1, 2, 3) into one report. Your report is the assignment that isrequired to be submitted for evaluation on week 9. Create a report by following the stepsbelow.311. Open Word document, copy your experiments procedure, results, answeringquestions and screenshots (project 1, 2, 3) into a word document.2. Select all content , align all text to both left and right margin.3. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, right-click Heading 1 in the Quick Stylegallery. Click Modify style , click Format , click Font , then select Font color toBlack, select Font style to Bold, select Font size to 18 , then click Ok4. Create a shortcut key for Chapter. Click Format , click Shortcut key , in textbox Press new shortcut key, type Ctrl + A, click Close, click OK5. Select a style for sub-Chapter. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, rightclick Heading 2 in the Quick Style gallery. Click Modify style , click Format ,click Font , then select Font color to Black, select Font style to Italic, select Fontsize to 14 , then click Ok6. Create a shortcut key for sub-Chapter. click Format , click Shortcut key , intext box Press new shortcut key, type Ctrl + B, click Close, click OK7. Insert a page number to your document8. You may call the summary of Week 1 lab work as Chapter 1 and the summary ofWeek 2 lab work as Chapter 2, …, etc.9. Format your Chapter 1. At the beginning in your report, Press shortcut keyCtrl + A , then type Chapter 1: Introduction to SAS.10. Format your sub-Chapter. At proper position within Chapter 1, Press shortcutkey Ctrl + B , then type 1.1 Project 1: Installation of SAS.11. Repeat step 10 and format sub-Chapter for Project 2 and Project 312. Insert a table of contents for your report. At the beginning of your report,Click where you want to insert the table of contents13. On the References tab, in the Table of Contents group, click insert Table ofContents, then select Formal , click OK14. Insert a cover page. On the Insert tab, in the cover page group, selectConservative, then add your name and ID number.

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