SAS Tools

Document SAS work

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Research Studies: The Basic Computing Environment.

TOOLS (zip file)

Download this file to the root directory of the C Drive, and unzip. This will create the directory C:\TOOLS, with several sub-directories containing many of the tools we use.

AUTOEXEC

Automatically executable files set up standard SAS data and format libraries, macro variables, system options, etc. Autoexec executes automatically when SAS starts. Click on the heading for a sample autoexec.sas

PGMLOG

First program to run when starting a study. It creates the file that documents every program submitted. When the work is finished, rerun it to make the study book.

STARTUP

Gather basic information to document what a SAS program is doing.

STOREDOC

Store basic information about what the SAS program did.

 

Check SAS programs

Store BAT files in the directory TOOLS\DOS

DIFF.BAT

Checks for differences between programs.

CH.BAT

Check for error messages in the SAS log.
 

Standardize data longitudinally

 

Import data into SAS

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Studies: Preparing Master Files (coming soon)

Demographics

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Studies: Standardizing Variables Over Time (coming soon)

Time

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Studies: Standardizing Variables Over Time (coming soon)

Access

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Studies:  Standardizing Variables Over Time (coming soon)

Geography

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Studies: The Geography Master (coming soon)

Health

To learn about these files, see Managing Longitudinal Studies: OSHPD Format Library (coming soon)