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Intro to R for SAS Users (TRA42)

Revolution Analytics, Inc.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Intro to R for SAS Users (TRA42)

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 An Introduction to R for SAS, Users


Many R users are new to R, but not new to analytic programming. Experienced SAS users will find that R has some similarities with SAS, but is very different in many ways and requires a different mindset to master. Once the basic differences are understood, however, SAS users will find the power and flexibility of R’s object oriented framework readily apparent. This course provides a foundation for programming in R specifically for those familiar with SAS. Knowledge of SAS and basic data analysis concepts are assumed.


Course Outline


1)     Overview and Introduction to R

a)     The R computing environment

b)     R interface, session, and language overview


2)     Data Manipulation in R: Replacing the SAS Data Step

a)     Data types and basic operations

b)     R Data Frame = SAS Dataset

c)     Importing, saving, exporting, and re-using data

d)     Common R functions

e)     Vector-oriented computation

f)      Other Data Step equivalences


3)     R programming constructs

a)     Loops and conditions: Replacing SAS macros

b)     Object-oriented overview of R programming – lists and classes


4)     Replacing Common SAS Exploratory and Manipulation Procedures

a)     General overview and comparison: R Functions vs. SAS Procedures





5)     Graphics in R

a)     Basic plots and charts – converting from PROC PLOT

b)     Additional plotting functions

c)     Modifying plots, labels, titles, and advanced customization

d)     Trellis graphics

e)     Saving graphics and graphic formats


6)     Statistics and Modeling in R

a)     Overview

b)     Replacing PROC TTEST

c)     Basic power and sample size functions

d)     Replacing PROC REG, ANOVA, and GLM

e)     Data mining


7)     Extending R with Additional Functionality

a)     Writing your own functions

b)     Adding libraries

c)     System access functions

d)     Customizing your R session

e)     R from the command line

f)      Getting help with R




We have the right to cancel the event for any reason at any time. Revolution Analytics will refund all monies paid for ticket sales in full in the event of a cancellation.  We are not responsible for any travel related expenses incurred by attendees for this event. This includes but not limited to transportation, hotel accommodations or any other travel related expenses secured by the attendee, due to a cancellation on our part.


Cancellation Policy:


  • 30 or more days from the event date: Full refund less 10%
  • 16-29 days from the event date: 50% refund
  • 15 or less days from the event date: No refund




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When & Where

Metrotek Learning - Charlotte, NC
8848 Red Oak Blvd, Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28217

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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