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The MEANS Procedure |
Default: | If you omit the VAR statement, PROC MEANS analyzes all numeric variables that are not listed in the other statements. When all variables are character variables, PROC MEANS produces a simple count of observations. |
Tip: | You can use multiple VAR statements. |
See also: | The SUMMARY Procedure |
Featured in: | Computing Specific Descriptive Statistics |
VAR variable(s) </ WEIGHT=weight-variable>; |
Required Arguments |
Option |
Weight value... | PROC MEANS... |
0 | counts the observation in the total number of observations |
less than 0 | converts the value to zero and counts the observation in the total number of observations |
missing | excludes the observation |
The weight variable does not change how the procedure determines the range, extreme values, or number of missing values.
Restriction: | To compute weighted quantiles, use QMETHOD=OS in the PROC statement. |
Restriction: | Skewness and kurtosis are not available with the WEIGHT option. |
Tip: | When you use the WEIGHT option, consider which value of the VARDEF= option is appropriate. See the discussion of VARDEF= . |
Tip: | Use the WEIGHT option in multiple VAR statements to specify different weights for the analysis variables. |
Note: Prior to Version 7 of the SAS System, the procedure
did not exclude the observations with missing weights from the count of
observations.
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