PROJECTS--Procedures for retrieving data from the Streamflow/Basin Characteristics File and executing Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Programs





In Reply Refer To:                                             April 30, 1980
EGS-Mail Stop 415




SURFACE WATER BRANCH TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM 80.04

Subject:  PROJECTS--Procedures for retrieving data from the Streamflow/Basin
                    Characteristics File and executing Statistical Analysis
                    System (SAS) Programs

Enclosed is documentation of procedures for retrieving data from the
Streamflow/Basin Characteristics File and executing Statistical Analysis
System (SAS) Programs.  These procedures should be helpful in statistical
analyses of data in the Streamflow/Basin Characteristics File.

Instructions are provided for executing the following four types of jobs:
(1) retrieving streamflow and basin characteristics data on cards for
later use in SAS; (2) executing the SAS job from cards; (3) retrieving
streamflow and basin characteristics data, creating a temporary SAS data
set, and executing the SAS procedure; and (4) the same as (3) except the
SAS data set is stored as a cataloged data set on an online disk.  These
instructions assume the analyst has a limited knowledge of SAS, STATPAC,
and the Streamflow/Basin Characteristics File.  Additional information is
available in the references cited in the enclosed documentation.




                                       D. M. Thomas
                                       Acting Chief, Surface Water Branch

Enclosure

"This memorandum does not supersede any existing memorandum."

WRD Distribution:  A, B, S, FO, PO