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SAS EG 5.1 – Data Exploration Feature

I really dig the SAS Enterprise Guide 5.1 - Data Explorer Tool.  How many times have you received a new data set that you know nothing about? While it's not like it takes forever to run some PROC FREQ/MEANS - but what if it's already done for you or can be done quickly?  Did that get your attention?

Here's how to use this new feature with your data.

Open Data Exploration from File Menu

From the File menu, select Open > Data Exploration.  Then navigate to the dataset you want to open.  I am using SASHELP.SHOES since many of you may already be familiar with it.

The dataset is open and a new window appears to the right side of the dataset. At the bottom of the window, you can view some general information about the dataset (i.e. 395 rows and 7 columns).

 

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