Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 09:36:09 -0400
Reply-To: Bruce Johnson <bjohnson@SOLUCIENT.COM>
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From: Bruce Johnson <bjohnson@SOLUCIENT.COM>
Subject: Re: An easy one for you
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If you've sorted it, the easy, non-confrontational way to do it is:
by descending var;
if _n_ < 10001;
If you are truly concerned about a tie, then look into Proc Rank...
Bruce A. Johnson
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 6:22 AM
Subject: An easy one for you
All sas dudes,
I have a dataset with over 1 million records of which i need to output
the top 1000 based on a numerical 'by' variable. After it has been
sorted in decending order on the 'by' variable (which i can do) how
would I go about outputting the top 1000 records?
Also what would happen if there was a tie for the 1000th place?
Cheers for the help, Richard
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