SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a powerful programming language for statistical analysis. It was created in the early 1970s by a team of developers at SAS Institute and has been growing in popularity ever since. SAS is used by businesses and organizations of all sizes to crunch numbers and draw insights from data. SAS is a versatile language that can be used for a variety of tasks, from simple data analysis to complex modeling. It has a wide range of features, including a rich library of built-in functions for statistical calculation, powerful data management capabilities, including the ability to read and write data in a variety of formats, comprehensive graphical reporting capabilities, and support for parallel processing, which can speed up tasks that take a long time to run. Because SAS is a proprietary language owned by SAS Institute, it can be expensive to learn and use. However, the investment can be worth it for organizations that need to do extensive data analysis.