Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 08:28:25 -0500
Reply-To: Schechter Robert RS <robert.schecter@PHWILM.ZENECA.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Schechter Robert RS <robert.schecter@PHWILM.ZENECA.COM>
Subject: Re: Any difference?
IMHO, since SAS does NOT do inter arithmetic there is no difference between
using 2 or 2.. It's not a typo, it just does not matter.
* _________Bob Schechter,
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> From: Lau Anna[SMTP:ylau1@UMBC.EDU]
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 1999 12:29 PM
> To: SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Any difference?
> Hi, I am reading a book about SAS. In the book, there is any example.
> data in;
> exam1 =84;
> exam2 =90.1;
> final = exam1 + exam2/2.;
> The book didn't say anything about the . after 2, does anyone know why
> is a . there?
> I have tried the program without the ., same result comes out.
> What is the difference between with and without the .?
> I wonder if it's a typo in that book.
> Thanks for any comments.