SASERAIN Interface Engine

The SASERAIN interface engine enables SAS users to retrieve weather data from the World Weather Online website. This website offers access to time series of weather data such as temperature, precipitation (rainfall), weather description, weather icon, and wind speed. These time series are updated at intervals that the user selects. The weather time series on the World Weather Online website contain observation or measurement periods that are associated with data values.

The SASERAIN interface engine uses the LIBNAME statement to enable you to download World Weather Online data and to specify which weather data time series you want to retrieve based on location. You can then use the SAS DATA step to perform further subsetting and to store the resulting time series in a SAS data set.


For further details, see the SAS/ETS® User's Guide