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Is there documentation on the SASHELP datasets?

For example, where does the heart dataset come from?

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‎03-29-2016 07:37 PM
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ods noptitle;
ods select attributes;
proc contents data=sashelp.heart;
run;

Heart.PNG

 

Does that help? 

 

Regards,

Andrew.

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With google i stumbled upon https://www.framinghamheartstudy.org/ 

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The Heart data is an example.

 

What about the air or car or stocks dataset?

 

Is there really no documentation from SAS on these datasets anywhere?

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Hmm...I think I spoke too soon. The PDF only has a few of the datasets, and some of the datasets they mention aren't in SASHELP by default Smiley Sad

 

@BeverlyBrown do you know where the information on the rest of them might be?

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No, but I'll find out. Stand by.


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Thanks Andrew, I've been looking for this for a while.
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Hey @Reeza and @AndrewHowell, I'm maintaining a stash of open data sets in the library under the Analytics U label. If you find any other interesting data sources, PM me or add to the comments in that article! I appreciate you two.


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Hi @Reeza and @AndrewHowell: One of our stat developers provided this piece of documentation. Does it have more of what you're looking for? I learned that much of the SASHELP data was collected as long ago as 1976, and there's no way to determine where it originated.

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