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Date:         Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:45:06 -0500
Reply-To:     Mary <>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Mary <mlhoward@AVALON.NET>
Subject:      Re: Use all numeric variables as predictors in proc reg
Comments: To: ginanicolosi@HOTMAIL.COM
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Hi, Gina,

You could try something like this (not exact):


proc sql;

describe table dictionary.columns;



proc sql;

create table num_vars as

select name, informat

from dictionary.columns

where memname='RESULTS5' and



{then get a random number of observations from

the data set num_vars; let's say we put it in

a data set called num_vars_subset }

{Then put the names in num_vars_subset into

a macro variable }

proc sql;

select name

into :random_vars

from num_vars_subset;


Then use your macro variable to run against the model:

proc reg;

model result= &random_vars;


----- Original Message ----- From: Gina Nicolosi To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 3:44 PM Subject: Use all numeric variables as predictors in proc reg

I am writing a program which randomly selects predictor variables to be included in a regression. Since the predictors during any one iteration can change, I can't write them out in the MODEL statement. Therefore, I was wondering if there was any way to specify that all numeric variables in the data set act as regressors? Kind of like putting _ALL_ or _NUMERIC_ after the equals sign when running PROC REG (but this approach doesn't work). Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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