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Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS 9.4 by SAS Institute

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Output Produced by the SAS System

Traditional Output

A SAS program can produce some or all of the following types of output:
a SAS data set
contains data values that are stored as a table of observations and variables. It also stores descriptive information about the data set, such as the names and arrangement of variables, the number of observations, and the creation date of the data set. A SAS data set can be temporary or permanent. The examples in this section create the temporary data set WEIGHT_CLUB.
the SAS log
is a record of the SAS statements that you entered and of messages from SAS about the execution of your program. It can appear as a file on disk, a display on your monitor, or a hard-copy listing. The exact appearance of the ...

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