## SAS

(sas') *n.*

1. SAS Institute Inc., a Cary, NC-based software developer.

2. also **SAS System**, **SAS Applications System**, **SAS Information Delivery System**, **SAS System for Information Delivery**. a system of integrated software published by SAS Institute Inc., used for working with data.

3. the primary language of this software, a general programming language.

*adj.*

4. of or having to do with SAS.

## SAS/ACCESS

*n.*

the various SAS products that allow access to database management systems and to various other data file formats.

## SAS/ACCESS view

*n.*

a view of the data defined by an access descriptor.

Also, **view descriptor**.

## SAS/AF

(sas' A' ef') *n.*

a SAS product used to develop AF applications.

## SAS application

*n.*

1. an application developed in the SAS System.

2. the application that embodies the SAS System.

## SAS/ASSIST

(sas' *u* sist') *n.*

an AF application, licensed as a SAS product, that allows interactive generation of SAS programs to accomplish some of the most simple and general uses of base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, and a few other SAS products.

## SAS/CALC

(sas' kalk') *n.*

a SAS product that provides a three-dimensional spreadsheet platform in the SAS environment.

## SAS/C compiler

*n.*

a standard C++ development environment for IBM mainframe systems, published by SAS Institute Inc.

## SAS Component Language

See SCL.

## SAS/CONNECT

(sas' k*u* nekt') *n.*

a SAS product that allows a SAS session to launch and manage a SAS session running on another computer (a remote session).

## SAS data file

*n.*

a SAS dataset that physically stores data values in a file. Compare view.

## SAS data library

*n.*

library (def. 2).

## SAS data view

*n.*

view.

## SAS dataset

*n.*

a data file that is organized in a way that allows it to be used in the special I/O syntax of SAS software, as in the DATA and SET statements and as input to procedures. A SAS dataset organizes data logically in table form, with variables and observations. However, the physical form in which the data is stored could be any form that can be accessed by any library or view engine.

Also, **SAS data set**.

## SAS date

(sas' dAt') *n.*

a measurement of time as the number of days since the beginning of 1960. A SAS date may be a whole number to indicate a specific date or other time period or a fractional number to indicate a specific point in time. The earliest SAS date that SAS recognizes is in 1582, the year in which the Gregorian calendar was established. Date arithmetic with SAS dates is accurate to the year 20000.

## SAS datetime

(sas' dAt' tIm) *n.*

a measurement of time as the number of seconds since the beginning of 1960. The earliest SAS datetime that SAS recognizes is in 1582.

## SAS Display Manager System

*n.*

## SAS/EIS

(sas' E' I' es') *n.*

a SAS product for interactive development of EIS applications and similar interactive applications based on graphical and tabular displays of data summaries.

## SAS/ETS

(sas' E' tE' es') *n.*

a SAS product consisting of procedures for time series analysis, financial analysis, forecasting, spectral analysis, and econometrics.

## SAS file

*n.*

a file that uses a file format defined by SAS software and is accessed as a member of a library, such as a SAS dataset or a catalog.

## SAS Forum International

*n.*

an annual conference of SAS users held in Europe; the successor to SEUGI.

## SAS/FSP

(sas' ef es pE') *n.*

a SAS product consisting of interactive procedures that use a full-screen user interface style.

## SAS/Genetics

*n.*

a SAS product for genetic marker statistics.

## SAS/GIS

(sas' jE' I es) *n.*

a SAS product for geographical information systems and other spatial data applications.

## SAS Global Forum

*n.*

an annual conference of SAS users beginning in 2007; the successor to SUGI.

## SAS/GRAPH

(sas' graf') *n.*

a SAS product that produces vector graphics suitable for rendering on plotters and raster image processors.

## SAS/GRAPH Statistical Graphics

*n.*

the part of SAS/GRAPH that uses ODS Graphics to generate streamlined output for graphs, including a set of procedures whose names start with the SG prefix.

## SAS/IML

(sas' I em el', sas' im' l) *n.*

the SAS product of the IML procedure, for matrix programming.

## SAS/INSIGHT

(sas' in' sIt) *n.*

the SAS product of the INSIGHT procedure.

## SAS/IntrNet

(sas' in' t*u*r net) *n.*

a SAS product that provides Web integration for the SAS environment using CGI and Java processes.

## SAS/LAB

*n.*

a SAS product for guided data analysis.

## SAS Learning Edition

a combination of SAS products with data size limitations, sold through bookseller channels.

## SAS/MDDB Server

*n.*

the SAS product of the MDDB procedure, which creates multidimensional database (MDDB) summary files.

## SAS OnlineTutor

*n.*

SAS Institute Inc.'s web interface for computer-based training in SAS software.

## SAS/OR

(sas' O a:r') *n.*

a SAS product that provides procedures for linear programming, operations research, and project management.

## SAS/PH-Clinical

(sas' pE' Ach' klin' i k*u*l) *n.*

a SAS product for managing data of the clinical phase of pharmaceutical research.

## SAS process

*n.*

an independent thread of execution of a SAS program or command in a SAS session, started by a STARTSAS statement or command.

## SAS product

*n.*

one of the separately licensed components of SAS software.

also, **SAS software product**.

## SAS/QC

(sas' kU' sE') *n.*

a SAS product for statistical quality control.

## SAS/SECURE

*n.*

a SAS product that serves as an encryption engine for network communications.

## SAS session

*n.*

an instance of execution of the SAS application. In batch mode, the execution of one SAS program is a SAS session. In an interactive mode, the SAS session continues until there

is a specific action to end it. Librefs, macro variables, and various other objects in the SAS environment are maintained for the duration of a SAS session.

## SAS/SHARE

(sas' sha^r') *n.*

a SAS product that manages shared libraries.

## SAS/SPECTRAVIEW

*n.*

a SAS product for data visualization.

## SAS/STAT

(sas' stat') *n.*

a SAS product containing procedures for statistical analysis.

## SAS supervisor

*n.*

The central program of the SAS System, encompassing language processing, messages, memory and file management, and other core functionality.

## SAS system option

*n.*

system option.

## SAS time

(sas' tIm') *n.*

1. a measurement of time of day as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight.

2. any measurement of elapsed time in seconds.

## SAS/TOOLKIT

*n.*

a software suite for developing and linking routines, such as procedures, functions, and engines, for use in the SAS environment.

## SAS Universal ODBC Driver

*n.*

a program that provides access to SAS and JMP data through an ODBC interface.

## SAS/Warehouse Administrator

*n.*

a SAS product for data warehouse management.