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Date:   Tue, 12 Sep 2000 11:55:23 -0400
Reply-To:   Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:   Re: format or informat related Frequency problem

very curious! How did you bring it to the PC? Is it possible, that it is not binary? (Hard to believe, because I think it would not be possible to read it at all, if it is transfered with a EBCDIC-ASCII translation....)

On Thu, 7 Sep 2000 19:20:05 -0400, paula <icj808@USWEST.NET> wrote:

>I have one variable the values of which were original prepared in COBOL on >mainframe. The Picture is s9(3)VC-3 with length=2. No problem, I used >s370fpd2. to read it into V8 under Windows NT. I ran proc freq on the >variable. It seems Ok, like this >values counts cumulative counts >1 10 10 >2 22 32 >3 43 75 >5 2 77 >....................... >19 3 199 > missing value = 98232334 > >But, when I used PD2. informat to read the same variable on mainframe V8 and >ran the Proc Freq, it looks like this > >values counts cumulative counts >+++1 9 9 >+++2 20 29 >+++3 41 70 >+++5 5 75 >....................... >++19 6 187 > > missing value = 98232322 > >I don't know what to do to match the two. What is wrong here? > >P. D


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