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Date:         Fri, 1 Mar 1996 14:53:20 -0500
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Using the Maximum value of a variable
In-Reply-To:  <>

Well, at the risk of repeating a mantra oft heard on adjoining threads, the SQL code may not necessarily be more efficient, or even as efficient; but it is instantly understandable, probably even by people who don't know SQL very well. Whereas the DATA step solutions require at least a minimal effort to understand, even by SASaholics; particularly the more arcane hyperefficient formulations. And unless you're really in need of every last bit of runtime efficiency, I think the maintainability would make the difference. Gerry (

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