```Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 13:55:51 +0000 Reply-To: toby dunn Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" From: toby dunn Subject: Re: Very Simple: Do Until Comments: To: franz_cl2003@YAHOO.FR In-Reply-To: <20060523134142.81856.qmail@web25603.mail.ukl.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed Franz simple math: In the first data step you are decreaseing Stock by one unit and therefore if you keep decreaseing the value for stock by one unit it will eventually reach 0. In the second data step you are decreasing the value of stock by 2. And since stock starts with a value of 5 no matter how many times you substract 2 units from the value of stock it will never be equal to 0 (which is what you are testing for in the do until). If you switcj the initial value of Stock to say 6, it will stop correctly or if you change your until condition to say do until( stock <= 0 ) ; Toby Dunn From: Franz Reply-To: Franz To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Very Simple: Do Until Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 06:41:41 -0700 Dear all, The first program runs very well. But why not the second one? First Prog. data test; stock =2; nbr_ = 0; do until(stock=0); stock = stock -1; nbr_ = nbr_ +1; output; end; run; Second Prog. data test; stock =5; nbr_ = 0; do until(stock=0); stock = stock-2; nbr_ = nbr_ +1; output; end; run; Thanks & regards, Franz. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ```

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