SAS stores the data into SAS dataset.
Before you can analyse your data and produce a report with SAS software, the data must be in a
special form the SAS system can understand. This form is called SAS data set.
It consists of two portions:
- Descriptor Information
- Data Values
This describe the content information of a SAS dataset.
It contains following information
- Dataset name
- Date created/modified data
- SAS Version
- No of variables & Observations
- Info about each variable
- Variable name/data type/ length/position within the dataset and etc.
The Data values or the Data portion contains the actual data that have been collected. The data is
organized into a rectangular structure containing rows called observations and columns called