Chapter 9: Reading and Writing SAS Data Sets

What's a SAS Data Set?

Temporary versus Permanent SAS Data Sets

Shared Folders: Communicating between Your Virtual Computer and Your Real Computer

Creating a Shared Folder and Reading Data from It

Creating a Permanent SAS Data Set

Reading from a Permanent SAS Data Set



What's a SAS Data Set?

Besides reading raw data from text files, SAS can also read and write data from SAS data sets. Once you have created a SAS data set from raw data or you have been given a SAS data set, you are ready to run SAS procedures to analyze your data or to write a DATA step to create new variables or to further manipulate your data.

A SAS data set actually contains two parts: One is called the data descriptor; ...

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