I've importanted a file with 33,000 obs but when I try to view the data using Proc Print I can only see 1500 obs - is there a way to amend this default setting to view all? I've checked and the dataset includes all the obs so i am presuming I just need to work out how to view all obs.
The learning edition has a limit set of 1500 observations. This means that when you use the SAS Learning Edition, the version of SAS included will process and display the first 1500 observations of your data set.
This liimit should be enough to allow you to work with data and learn the syntax.
The site you posted clearly says that:
"Each chapter includes a quiz on the chapter's contents, and the book includes a free CD-ROM with tutorials, practice data, and sample programs to further reinforce and test your SAS skills."
It says the CD containts tutorials, practice data and sample programs. It does not say that the CD contains a copy of SAS. So if you use the practice data and the sample programs from the CD with your copy of the SAS Learning Edition, then, the 1500 obs limit will apply.
However, I firmly believe that the 1500 obs limit should not be considered an impediment to learning SAS. It is possible to learn the concepts of reading data, writing data, merging data and manipulating data on under 100 observations (even on under 10 observations!). If you are learning grouping, sorting, categorizing and summarizing concepts, than having over 100 obs is useful -- especially if the 100 obs are broken into at least 2 or 3 groups. Hunky statistical analysis (time series, regressions, forecasting, survival analysis, etc) might not do so well with only 100 obs -- but those topics will not be on the Base Certification exam.
Thanks for the response. i don't envisage that it will impede my learning at all. The tutorials are fixed learning and I am a practical learner so wanted to try to work with my own data at the same time as the tutorials. - thats all. Thanks