|Date: ||Wed, 22 Aug 2001 19:01:15 -0700|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Proc compare and floating point differences|
|In-Reply-To: ||<firstname.lastname@example.org>; from
paszty@XOMA.COM on Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 03:13:19PM -0700|
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on Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 03:13:19PM -0700, Nick Paszty (paszty@XOMA.COM) wrote:
> i extracted a 6.12 unix data set from an xpt file onto our vms system
> using 6.12. when i run proc compare between our source data and the
> extracted data, i get very small differences like 8.184e-16. i would
> like to use an alternative method to exact and it seems that 3 exist,
> absolute, relative and percent. these methods will yield no unequal
> values in my proc compare output. for floating point discrepancies,
> is one of these methods better than the others?
> i am also outputing the differences to an out= data set. i have read
> up on the kinds of values that dump out to the data set.
> E= equal value numeric
> .=equal value character
You've investicated the CRITERION= option?
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