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Date:         Mon, 20 Aug 2007 22:14:30 -0400
Reply-To:     "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>" <nospam@HOWLES.COM>
Subject:      Re: How the function First. work in this case?

On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:45:56 -0400, Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI) <rjf2@CDC.GOV> wrote:

>Either Don Henderson or Ian Whitlock >came up with code for the subsetting do loop

It's useful for stuff other than subsetting.

>-- occasionally referrred to as the DOW loop --

Then if Don were getting the credit it would be a DoH loop.

>which uses either of: > >until(first.ByVar) > >until(last.ByVar)

It can use a variety of conditions in the UNTIL, depending on the situation. However a FIRST-dot condition does not seem to be one of the useful ones.

> >to read a dataset and output only the selected row > >I provide an example in this paper sgf2007.067: > >DO Which? Loop, UNTIL, or WHILE? >A Review of DATA Step and Macro Algorithms > > > >Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov

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