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The Little SAS® Book for Enterprise Guide® 4.1 by Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter

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2.14. Reading Formatted Data

Without special effort on your part, SAS Enterprise Guide can read data in many different formats. For example, if you have the value $100, SAS Enterprise Guide will generally interpret that value as numeric, disregarding the fact that dollar signs are characters, not numerals. But, if you have data in a more unusual format such as Julian dates, then SAS Enterprise Guide may not correctly interpret them. Fortunately, you can tell SAS Enterprise Guide how to read your data by specifying an input format (also called informats and read-in formats).

Input Data

These data are from a text file containing information about recent eruptions of the volcano Etna in Italy. This file is like the Eruptions.csv file, except that ...

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