Interesting enough when I get back to work tomorrow I will run a test. But
I am thinking it will make a small difference. The format modifier I am
thinking woul be faster. The bigger diference as I see it is simply the
code at some level becomes less complex and thus easier for the reader to
comprehend it faster, both at a statement level and the big picture view.
From: Don <dmorgan@ROCKETMAIL.COM>
Reply-To: Don <dmorgan@ROCKETMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Change SAS Variable type from Numeric to Character
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:59:41 -0700
Is there a performance difference between the format modifier and the
use of the function?