Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 16:01:46 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: checking the dataset
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hba2pd posted the following:
> I understand that sas offers various procedures to check the
> summary statistics, missing values, the distribution of
> variables of a given dataset. I am interested in learning
> what procedures and options you use.
hba2pd, my enigmatic-named friend, I think that the best compendium of
such knowledge resides in a SAS Press book by Ron Cody. Check out
Cody's Data Cleaning Techniques Using SAS Software:
I have a well-worn copy of it on my bookshelf, and highly recommend it.
hba2pd, best of luck in giving your SAS datasets the once-over!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes
only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or
applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so
at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments,
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
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