Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:10:57 -0800
Reply-To: "Dennis G. Fisher" <dfisher@CSULB.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Dennis G. Fisher" <dfisher@CSULB.EDU>
Subject: lab data???
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I have a question for people who work with data from lab tests. Some of
the data I am working with is reported as >50000 or >850000 for
examples. These are values that exceeded the ability of the lab to
obtain exact values. I cannot put < or > as numerical values for
analysis purposes as SAS will interpret them as character values. I am
leaning toward just deleting those values (converting them to . or
missing). Is this the right way to do this???? If not, why not and what
should I do instead????
Dennis G. Fisher, Ph.D.
Center for Behavioral Research and Services
1090 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813