Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 18:00:08 -0400
Reply-To: Jamie Christopher Michael Beu <jcb20544@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jamie Christopher Michael Beu <jcb20544@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU>
Organization: University of Central Florida
Subject: Q: Calculations w/o copying datasets
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I'm quite new to SAS, and have the daunting task of moving all of our data
from MS Access format to SAS format. My problem is that I don't quite know
how to do calculations for a gchart w/o using the set command on a new
dataset. I'll explain a little further.
I have a dataset already imported, and I want to do graphs of various
mathematical manipulations (ratios and deltas between fields to start).
How do I do something like that without doing the following:
RATIO = VAR1 / VAR2;
proc gchart data=SASUSER.TABLE2;
vbar RATIO /
PARAM = 1
Originally, I had hoped to simply put in the line:
vbar (VAR1 / VAR2) /
and use only my first table (TABLE1). I realize that I could do all the
calculations when the data is first imported, but there will be a great
number of reports available for the end-user, and I would rather be able
to calculate the values for each of those reports individually /
on-the-fly, instead of taking up a great deal of time (and resources)
doing potentially unnecessary calculations up-front.
Thank you for your time and patience with me. The demo of SAS looked good,
and I would like to learn how to use it effectively and efficiently, but
the learning curve seems awfully steep here at the beginning.
Jamie Beu (email@example.com) Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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