Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 16:40:11 -0400
Reply-To: Kevin Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
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From: Kevin Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
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> Two things:
> (1) the summation statements are causing an automatic retain across IDS
> (e.g. vx(i) + 1). The retain should occur only within IDs and should not
> carried over to the next.
DOH! I should have just gone with creating a flag <g>. You are correct. I
would need to add:
do i=1 to dim(vx);
> (2) The vname function captures the name of the variable in upper case.
> Therefore, when you compare the original variable with the result of the
> vname function, it is better to upcase the original, although you seem to
> capturing the correct result.
Possibly. If the VALIDVARNAME=UPCASE this may be true. On my system it is
set to V7. Good point at any rate.
Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, GA 30329