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.
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".
>or something else.