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Organization

This book is divided into parts, each of which corresponds to a procedure in SAS/QC software and contains one or more chapters. For example, the part describing the CAPABILITY procedure contains a chapter for each plot statement (such as the HISTOGRAM statement) in the procedure. Similarly, the part describing the SHEWHART procedure contains a chapter for each chart statement (such as the XRCHART statement) in the procedure.

The following list summarizes the types of information provided for each procedure:

  
Overviewprovides a general description of what the procedure does.
  
Getting Startedillustrates simple uses of the procedure using tutorial examples.
  
Syntaxconstitutes the major reference section for the syntax of the procedure. First, the statement syntax is summarized. Next, functional summary tables list the options classified by function. Finally, a dictionary of options, listed in alphabetical order, provides details on each option.
  
Detailsdescribes features of the procedure, including equations, computational methods, and input and output data sets.
  
Examplesprovides examples that illustrate common and advanced applications of the procedure.
  
Referenceslists books and journal articles relevant to the procedure.
  

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