Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:09:24 GMT
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <atabachneck@ROGERS.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Arthur Tabachneck <atabachneck@ROGERS.COM>
Subject: Re: data dictionary in SAS?
I, too, will be interested in looking at other's responses to your question.
The answer, I think, will have to correspond to how it is going to be used.
When I hear the term "data dictionary" I expect to find the various variable
names, their formats (and informats), how data may have been recoded, the
different values that can appear for categorical variables and what those
values mean, whether the values for a particular variable serve as an index
for other files (and, of course, how they have to be sorted), where each
data element comes from, and the designed purpose of each data element.
Some of the above can be included in a SAS format statement, the form in
which I (personally) like to see data dictionaries, so that others can
analyze a dataset without having to search for the meaning of it's contents.
"William Kossack" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm working on several large studies with large datasets and I've been
> asked to setup a data dictionaries for them.
> In SAS?
> Where do I start? Please give me a clue?