Did you know that...
... Base SAS comes with sample SAS data sets that you can use to develop and perfect your SAS programs? You will find them in the SASHELP library that is automatically allocated whenever you launch SAS. So, these SAS data sets all have the two-node SAS names of SASHELP.XXX, where XXX=AIR, or CLASS, or COMPANY or... whatever.
SASHELP.CLASS seems to be the most popular of these data sets, as it is often cited in examples on SAS-L. Here are some other SASHELP data sets that are a bit more sophisticated and may give your SAS programs more to chew on:
CITIDAY - 1069 obs and 11 variables
COMPANY - 48 obs and 8 variables
ELECTRIC - 48 obs and 16 variables
HEART - 5209 obs and 17 variables
ORSALES - 912 obs and 8 variables
PRDSAL2 - 23040 obs and 11 variables <--My personal favorite!
SHOES - 395 obs and 7 variables
For a comprehensive list of the sample SAS data sets, either peruse the SASHELP SAS data library via SAS Display Manager, or use PROC CONTENTS to obtain a listing of them.
Best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
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