Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:58:22 -0500
Reply-To: "Wainwright, Andrea" <andrea.wainwright@CAPITALONE.COM>
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From: "Wainwright, Andrea" <andrea.wainwright@CAPITALONE.COM>
Subject: Re: Data step question
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This is what I love about SAS-L.
Three replies, all different, yet correct.
I have to admit that what I had in mind was basically what Toby put, but
I found the other solutions interesting too.
I tend toward data step manipulation, but proc means and proc summary
would work too.
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Subject: Re: Data step question
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:38:51 -0500, Peter Flom <Flom@NDRI.ORG> wrote:
>I have a data set that has c. 100 observations on 13 variables.
>The observations are cities, and the variables are estimates of a
>number for each of 13 years (1990 to 2003)
>No city has an observation for every year.
>Some cities have no observations for ANY year.
>Some cities, for some years, have MULTIPLE observations. In this case,
>there are multiple observations in the data set, with the same city
>name and different numbers for the variables
>Here's the beginning of output from a PRINT
>Ob MSA H1990 H1991 H1992 H1993 H1994 H1995 H1996
>1 0080 . . . . .
>2 0160 . . . . .
>3 0200 . . . . .
>4 0240 . . . . .
>5 0440 . . . . .
>6 0520 . . . . .
>7 0640 . . . . .
>8 0680 . . . . .
>9 0720 . . . . 29.1
>10 0720 . . . . 28.0
> . .
>11 0720 20.5 17.6 . . .
>I have more years and more MSAs (cities) but this illustrates the
>What I'd like
>1) If there are no observations for an MSA in any year, delete it
>2) If there are multiple observations for an MSA in a given year,
>and save that
>All help, as always, appreciated
If I understand your problem correctly, I think we can do this with a
data test ;
input MSA H1990 H1991 H1992 H1993 H1994 H1995 H1996 ;
0080 . . . . . . .
0160 . . . . . . .
0200 . . . . . . 0.50
0240 . . . . . . .
0440 . . . . . . .
0520 . . . . . . .
0640 . . . . . . .
0680 . . . . . . .
0720 . . . . 29.1 13 3.68
0720 . . . . 28.0 . .
0720 20.5 17.6 . . . 14 29.10
proc means noprint data = test nway ;
class msa ;
var H1990 H1991 H1992 H1993 H1994 H1995 H1996 ;
output out = averaged ( where = (sum ( H1990, H1991
,H1992, H1993, H1994
,H1995 ,H1996) ^=. )
drop = _freq_ _type_ )
mean = H1990 H1991 H1992 H1993 H1994 H1995 H1996 ; run ;
options nocenter ;
proc print ;
Obs MSA H1990 H1991 H1992 H1993 H1994 H1995
1 200 . . . . . .
2 720 20.5 17.6 . . 28.55 13.5
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