Mike Zdeb posted the following:
> hi ... in addition to the SASHELP data sets, another place to
> get sample data is ...
> as opposed to the SASHELP data sets that come with no
> explanation of data source or data use, the data sets that
> you can download from the above site include a one paragraph
> explanation, for example ....
> Beer Sales
> Beer sales records monthly sales of beer in hectoliters,
> along with the average high and low temperatures in the
> region, over a period of five years. Full Description: Beer
> sales records monthly sales of beer in hectoliters, along
> with the average high and low temperatures in the region,
> over a period of five years. The object is to see how beer
> sales change over time. You can also consider the
> relationships between beer sales and temperatures. 4 rows, 60 columns.
> or ...
> The data are from a prospective study of the findings of a
> colonoscopy screening study on individuals considered to be
> at high risk of colon cancer. Full Description: The data are
> from a prospective study of the findings of a colonoscopy
> screening study on individuals considered to be at high risk
> of colon cancer. The purpose of the study was to determine
> the role of past history in predicting the findings of a
> current colonoscopy. The cases considered here correspond to
> 406 individuals who had adenoma findings in previous colon
> examinations and who are therefore considered to be at high
> risk of a subsequent significant finding. The two variables
> in the data set are Finding (coded 0 for negative
> examination, 1 for small adenoma, and 2 for large adenoma)
> and Age. All ages have been rounded, ages 30-39 years coded
> as 35, ages 40-49 years coded as 45, etc. 406 rows, 2 columns.
> ps note: you'll have to use Internet Explorer, not Firefox,
> to get the list of data set since the above site STILL
> doesn't work properly with Firefox (using V3.08)
> there is also an FTP site that works with any browser ...
> it has BOTH the data sets and the descriptions (available as
> text files)
Mike, ah, G-R-E-A-T tip; I will have to check this out!
BTW, I notice that between the Beer Sales and the Colonoscopy SAS data sets this web site has both ends covered:-)
Mike, 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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