SAS Programming


The Sashelp.Thick data set simulates measurements of coal seam thickness (in feet) taken over an
approximately square area. The variable Thick contains the thickness values. The coordinates are
offsets from a point in the southwest corner of the measurement area, where the unit for the north and
east distances is 1,000 feet.

(a) The data set MoreCoal.txt is a space delimited data set containing 25 more simulated coal seam
thickness measurements. Load this data set into SAS. Create a new SAS data set called ‘Coal’
by stacking the Sashelp.Thick data set onto the data set you create using MoreCoal.txt.

(b) In the Coal data set, create a new variable called ‘OriginDistance’ that is the distance (in 1,000
feet) of the coal seam thickness’s measurement location from the southwest corner of the measurement
area (i.e., where East = 0 and North = 0). To do this, use the formula for calculating
distance in a plane. Let the east variable represent the x-axis and the north variable represent
the y-axis.

(c) Sort the Coal data set by the OriginDistance variable in ascending order. Print the sorted Coal
data set and report the output.

(d) Use subsetting to create a data set consisting only of observations with coal seam thickness greater
than 42. Print the resulting data set and report the output.

I have attached the .txt file. let me know if you have any question.

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