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Date:         Mon, 24 Oct 2005 21:59:20 -0400
Reply-To:     Tony Yang <tonyyangsxz@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Tony Yang <tonyyangsxz@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Counting entries across variables
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You can try this code array a{20} d1-d20; count=0; do i=1 to 20; if a{i}=. then do; count=count+1; end; end; then you can use proc freq to tabulate variable count, the value in count indicates how many variables in d1-d20 have missing entry. Hope this helps. Best regards, Tony

On 10/24/05, Laughing Beggar <> wrote: > > Hi all, > I have 20 character variables (d1-d20), that fill up from the left (ie > there > wont be an entry in d2 if there isnt one in d1 etc). I need to count how > many records have an entry (of any non-missing sort) in d1 only, then how > many records have an entry in d1 and d2 only, then in d1-d3 only, then in > d1-d4 only etc. So for each record I need to know how many of the d1-d20 > are > filled (call it x)and then I need a frequency distibution of x ("200 > records > have one (and only one) of d1-d20 filled, 150 have 2 (and only 2) filled, > 56 > have 3 (and only 3) filled etc). All tips on how I might do this will be > greatly appreciated. > Cheers > L_B > > "The beggar laughs in the face of the thief" >

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