LISTSERV at the University of Georgia
Menubar Imagemap
Home Browse Manage Request Manuals Register
Previous messageNext messagePrevious in topicNext in topicPrevious by same authorNext by same authorPrevious page (January 1999, week 3)Back to main SAS-L pageJoin or leave SAS-L (or change settings)ReplyPost a new messageSearchProportional fontNon-proportional font
Date:         Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:50:42 +0000
Reply-To:     John Whittington <medisci@POWERNET.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         John Whittington <medisci@POWERNET.COM>
Subject:      Re: Reordering variables in a new data set
Comments: To: Victor Kamensky <kamensky@AECOM.YU.EDU>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 10:27 15/01/99 -0500, Victor Kamensky wrote: >There is another way! >Not a big difference, but LABEL can be used instead of RETAIN.

Well, true - but that's a very tedious method - and assumes that you actually know what the labels have to be! As far as I can recall, you can also achieve the same with ATTRIB or ARRAY statements (as well as LENGTH and RETAIN), provided they appear before the SET statement - but in all cases are usually more tedious to use than the (completely 'harmless', despite myths) RETAIN statement.



---------------------------------------------------------------- Dr John Whittington, Voice: +44 (0) 1296 730225 Mediscience Services Fax: +44 (0) 1296 738893 Twyford Manor, Twyford, E-mail: Buckingham MK18 4EL, UK ----------------------------------------------------------------

Back to: Top of message | Previous page | Main SAS-L page