Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 15:05:26 -0500
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: how can I store a number greater than 8 bytes?
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> From: newton
> Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 2:33 PM
> Subject: how can I store a number greater than 8 bytes?
> I need to store a variable with numeric inputs greater than 8 bytes.
> The output I see via proc print will give me scientific format as, for
> example, 2.56E28.
> I have tried format option, length option, and coveting the numeric
> value into character, but I will still lose some precision.
> Is there anyway I can create a variable that can store numeric value
> greater than 8 bytes?
bytes Mainframe Unix / PC
8 72,057,594,037,927,900 9,007,199,254,740,990
you have numbers greater than 9 ... zillion?
take your pick:
* you're working too hard
* you have the wrong computer
* you have the wrong software
Ron Fehd the scientific notation maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc