ITECH3101 Business Analytics and Decision Support

Assignment Detail:- ITECH3101 Business Analytics and Decision Support - Federation University Exercise - Introduction to SAS Project 1: Installation of SAS In this course, you would use software SAS University Edition to practice SAS programming and to do different kinds of experiments- SAS University Edition is available 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 a virtual environment- You need to install a virtualization software on your PC before you run the SAS software- 1- Go to website: SAS2- Click on the "Get the Software" button at the top right and select your operating system-3- Make sure that your Windows computer meets the minimum system requirements4- Step 1: Set Up- Download VirtualBox and create the "myfolders" Folder on your computer Click "Download VirtualBox for Windows" to download VirtualBox and select Windows hosts in VirtualBox 6-0-4 platform packages- And then save VirtualBox-6-0-4- 128413-Win-exe in your computer- After downloading VirtualBox, click VirtualBox-6-0-4-128413-Win-exe to install the virtualization software by following the instructions- When you are waiting for the virtualization software to install, create a folder for your SAS file- -1- Create a folder named SASUniversityEdition -no spaces- on your local computer--2- Then create a subfolder within the SASUniversityEdition folder called myfolders -no spaces-- This is where you'll save all your SAS University Edition files- 5- Step 2: Download SAS university Edition After downloading VirtualBox and creating your folder, you are ready to download the SAS University Edition virtual application and store it in your download directory- Click "Get SAS University Edition"- Then you are required to sign in- For a new user, click Create profile button- After clicking "Create profile," you will receive a verification email with instructions for setting your password and activating your profile- A verification email has been sent to the address you provided- To verify your email address and activate your profile, click the link in the email -subject: Please activate your SAS 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 new SAS Profile credentials to download SAS University Edition- The 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 Folder This step will import SAS University Edition into VirtualBox- -1- Open VirtualBox Then select File > Import Appliance -2- In the Import Virtual Appliance window, click the folder icon to the right of the field -3- In this case, you will find the folder SASUniversityEdition\myfolders where you select SAS University Edition-ova file, and click Open -4- Click Next and then click Import in the Appliance Settings windows- Now SAS University Edition has been imported to VirtualBox In the previous step, you create a folder called SASUniversityEdition\myfolders on your computer- Now you need to set up VirtualBox so it can access to this folder- Please follow the following steps to share you myfolders with VirtualBox, 7- Step 4: Power On The Virtual Machine Clicking the Powered Off in the SAS University Edition on the left pane- This will start the virtual machine- The following screen should appear- After that, you can run the virtual machine- You will get a prompt to connect your SAS University Edition software- Please note that you should not close above window when you use SAS Studio- 8- Step 5: Starting SAS Studio -1- In a web browser on your local computer- The following screen should appear- -2- Starting SAS Studio From the SAS University Edition: Information Center, click Start SAS Studio and the following screen should appear- Now you can enter your code in SAS studio and run your program- 9- Running your first SAS program In SAS Studio, enter the following codes that create a SAS data set called distances and convert miles to kilometres- Project 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 navigation pane and the work area is on the right of screen- 2- Exploring the built-in data set SAS stores SAS data sets in SAS libraries- In libraries in SAS Studio, SAS Studio provides a number of data sets that you can play with- However, you can also create your own SAS data sets from different data sources and store them in a library of your own- You will learn these skills from the following projects- Click on Libraries and then click on My Libraries tab, you can see something like this: Sashelp 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- 3- Exploring work area On the work area, you can see a number of rows -called observations- and columns -called variables - in the data set- 4- Sorting data When you place the cursor on a column heading, a small hand icon appears- Left- click the column heading nAtBat and you will see that values are sorted from low to high- 5- Switching between column names and column labels Clicking on the View tab, you can make changes between variable names and variable labels- 6- Adding a filter Filters allow you to subset rows of the table by specifying criteria, such as displaying only 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 Add Filter- Project 3- Answering questions -Please do this at your home by using your own computer- 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 the steps???? Project 4- Creating a Professional Report Summarize the above experiments procedure, results, answering questions and screenshots -project 1, 2, 3- into one report- Your report is the assignment that is required to be submitted for evaluation on week 9- Create a report by following the steps below- 1- Open Word document, copy your experiments procedure, results, answering questions 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 Style gallery- Click Modify style , click Format , click Font , then select Font color to Black, select Font style to Bold, select Font size to 18 , then click Ok 4- Create a shortcut key for Chapter- Click Format , click Shortcut key , in text box Press new shortcut key, type Ctrl + A, click Close, click OK 5- Select a style for sub-Chapter- On the Home tab, in the Styles group, right- click 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 Font size to 14 , then click Ok 6- Create a shortcut key for sub-Chapter- click Format , click Shortcut key , in text box Press new shortcut key, type Ctrl + B, click Close, click OK 7- Insert a page number to your document 8- You may call the summary of Week 1 lab work as Chapter 1 and the summary of Week 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 shortcut key Ctrl + B , then type 1-1 Project 1: Installation of SAS- 11- Repeat step 10 and format sub-Chapter for Project 2 and Project 3 12- Insert a table of contents for your report- At the beginning of your report,Click where you want to insert the table of contents 13- On the References tab, in the Table of Contents group, click insert Table of Contents, then select Formal , click OK 14- Insert a cover page- On the Insert tab, in the cover page group, select Conservative, then add your name and ID number- Attachment:- Business Analytics and Decision Support-rar

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