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Welcome to the quick-start guide! We hope you'll find a lot of useful information here to get you programming in SAS right away.

This section of the quick-start guide gives you a brief introduction to SAS. Then you'll get hands-on experience as you go through the guide and experiment with sample SAS programs. At the end of the guide, you'll find information about other SAS features--be sure to see Additional Base SAS capabilities and SAS solutions.

This overview of SAS focuses primarily on Base SAS, which is the core foundation for a variety of data management and analytical software components offered by SAS.

Base SAS

Let's see what Base SAS offers you as a programmer.

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