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Chris_LK_87
Quartz | Level 8

Hello, 

 

I have a dataset with millions of individuals.  Each individual can appear more than once. I would like to randomly select a samplesize of n=1000. The only criteria is that I want to select the same individual always and their cases. As shown in data want.

 

data have;
length id $10 Type $10;
input id$ Type$;
datalines;
1 A
1 B
1 D
2 A
2 F
3 L
4 E
4 T
5 H
6 J
;
run;
 

data want;
length id $10 Type $10;
input id$ Type$;
datalines;
1 A
1 B
1 D
3 L
4 E
4 T
6 J
;
run;

 

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FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hello @Chris_LK_87,

 

You can use the CLUSTER statement of PROC SURVEYSELECT:

proc surveyselect data=have
method=srs n=4 /* use n=1000 for your real data */
seed=6180339 out=want;
cluster id;
run;

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PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

If I am understanding you properly (and I'm not sure that I am, your description seems a little incomplete), you want to sample the distinct ID values with replacement to get 1000 ID values. See: https://blogs.sas.com/content/iml/2014/01/29/sample-with-replacement-in-sas.html

 

Then you can select all the observations from these 1000 ID values.

 

 

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Paige Miller
FreelanceReinh
Jade | Level 19

Hello @Chris_LK_87,

 

You can use the CLUSTER statement of PROC SURVEYSELECT:

proc surveyselect data=have
method=srs n=4 /* use n=1000 for your real data */
seed=6180339 out=want;
cluster id;
run;

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