Reading Repeating Blocks of Data
The Basics of Reading Repeating Blocks of Data
Consider this example data. Each record in the file Tempdata contains three blocks of data. Each block contains a date followed by the day's high temperature in a small city located in the southern United States.
Figure 21.1 Raw Data File Tempdata
You could write a DATA step that reads each record and creates three different Date and Temp variables.
Figure 21.2 Three Date and Temp Variables
Alternatively, you could create a separate observation for each block ...