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Definition: SAS System

Originally the "Statistical Analysis System," the SAS System is an integrated set of data management and decision support tools from the SAS Institute that runs on platforms from PCs to mainframes. It includes a complete programming language as well as modules for spreadsheets, CBT, presentation graphics, project management, operations research, scheduling, linear programming, statistical quality control, econometric and time series analysis and mathematical, engineering and statistical applications. It also provides multidimensional data analysis (OLAP), query and reporting, EIS, data mining and data visualization. See SAS.