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Learning SAS by Example by Ron Cody

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Chapter 4. Creating Permanent SAS Data Sets

4.1

Introduction

54

4.2

SAS Libraries—The LIBNAME Statement

54

4.3

Why Create Permanent SAS Data Sets?

55

4.4

Examining the Descriptor Portion of a SAS Data Set Using PROC CONTENTS

56

4.5

Listing All the SAS Data Sets in a SAS Library Using PROC CONTENTS

59

4.6

Viewing the Descriptor Portion of a SAS Data Set Using the SAS Explorer

60

4.7

Viewing the Data Portion of a SAS Data Set Using PROC PRINT

63

4.8

Viewing the Data Portion of a SAS Data Set Using the SAS VIEWTABLE Window

64

4.9

Using a SAS Data Set as Input to a DATA Step

65

4.10

DATA _NULL_: A Data Set That Isn’t

67

4.11

Problems

68

Introduction

SAS procedures cannot read raw data files or spreadsheets directly. One way or another, they need the data in SAS data sets. Remember ...

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