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Date:   Mon, 7 Jan 2008 19:55:44 -0500
Reply-To:   Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject:   Re: How do "write" first and last "dot" variables.
Comments:   To: "Data _Null_;" <datanull@GMAIL.COM>

To expand on Paul's advice, since most readers will likely be those who want and/or need to learn, I'd go with first.by_variable.

Art -------- On Mon, 7 Jan 2008 18:20:22 -0600, data _null_, <datanull@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>If you were writing a document describing the use of SAS FIRST and >LAST variables how would would you refer to them in the "prose". > >"FIRST." > >or > >"FIRST DOT" > >or something else.

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