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Date:         Fri, 7 Jul 2006 08:44:52 +0100
Reply-To:     Ian Wakeling <ian.wakeling@HANANI.QISTATS.CO.UK>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Ian Wakeling <ian.wakeling@HANANI.QISTATS.CO.UK>
Subject:      Re: error control in iml
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Why not test to see if the matrix is singular before trying to calculate the inverse? If I read your code correctly it is actually quite simple since xbar is a column vector and xbar`*xbar is a scalar, so you will only get the "matrix has to be non-singular" message when xbar`*xbar=0. There's the det() function if its more complicated than this.


----- Original Message ----- From: "qi zhang" <shellyzhang77@GMAIL.COM> To: <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 11:19 PM Subject: error control in iml

> Dear SAS user, > > I have a question I tried really hard but couldn't figure it out.I want to > calculate p value for 100 independent variables using the same > code.10independent variable is exacted from matrix XXX. I have the > following SAS > iml code: > > start genp(k) global (xxx,wt,ybar,N,R); /****begin of module*****/ > > xx=xxx[,k]; > > xbar=xx-wt*xx; > > BETA=INV(xbar`*xbar)*xbar`*ybar; > > SIGMA=SQRT((ybar-xbar*BETA)`*(ybar-xbar*BETA)/(N-R)); > > SE=SIGMA*SQRT(VECDIAG(INV(xbar`*xbar))); > > TVALUE=BETA/SE; > > pvalue=(*1*-PROBT(ABS(TVALUE),N-R))**2*; > > return(pvalue); /****end of module*******/ > > finish genp; > > p=genp({*1*,*2*,*3*,*4*,*5*,*6*,*7*,*8*,*9*,*10,...,100*}); > > print p; > > > The problem is that for some variable, the matrix of xbar*xbar is singular > so that it will generate error message and stops.How can I just ignore those > error and set pvalue to missing for singular matrix . > I looked up SAS manual and tried to use call push commend and add the > following code into the module, it still doesn't work. > > errcode = {" if errors >= 0 then do;", > "call push(errcode);pvalue=.; resume; end;", > } ; > call push (errcode); > errors = 0; > > I really appreciate if somebody can give me a hint. > Thanks in advance. > Qi > > > > -- > Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics > Department of Enivermental Health > University of Cincinnati >

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