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Date:         Fri, 18 Nov 2005 08:49:44 -0500
Reply-To:     Jim Groeneveld <jim1stat@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Jim Groeneveld <jim1stat@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Subject:      Re: log creation
Comments: To: Dirk Nachbar <Dirk.Nachbar@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK>

Hi Dirk,

Indeed, that is because macro values have no leading and trailing blanks and after the second iteration of the loop the value of X is (as thought of, you could insert a %PUT statement): 1 $ 2 $ 1 $ 2 $ 3 $ and so on; and that code is illegal in an INPUT statement without variable names.

Regards - Jim. -- Y. (Jim) Groeneveld, MSc., Biostatistician, Vitatron b.v., NL Jim.Groeneveld_AT_Vitatron.com (replace _AT_ by AT sign) http://www.vitatron.com, http://home.hccnet.nl/jim.groeneveld

My computer regards me as its master, but I seem to be its slave.

[common disclaimer] On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:23:04 Z, Dirk Nachbar <Dirk.Nachbar@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK> wrote:

>For some reason SAS doesn't like the 'input &x' below but i don't know why > >rsubmit; >%macro test; >%let x= 1 $; >%do i=2 %to 100; > %let x= &x &i $ ; >%end; >%mend; >%test; > >data r000000.log1; > input &x; > datalines; >1 2 >; >run; >endrsubmit; > > > >Dirk Nachbar >Assistant Economist >Pensim2 >Department for Work and Pensions >Level 4, The Adelphi >1-11 John Adam St >WC2N 6HT London >020 796 28531 >********************************************************************** >This document is strictly confidential and is intended only for use by the addressee. >If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or other >action taken in reliance of the information contained in this e-mail is strictly prohibited. >Any views expressed by the sender of this message are not necessarily those of the Department >for Work and Pensions. >If you have received this transmission in error, please use the reply function to tell us >and then permanently delete what you have received. >Please note: Incoming and outgoing e-mail messages are routinely monitored for compliance >with our policy on the use of electronic communications. >********************************************************************** > > > >The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government Secure Intranet (GSi) virus scanning service supplied exclusively by Cable & Wireless in partnership with MessageLabs. > >On leaving the GSi this email was certified virus-free


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