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Date:         Mon, 27 Oct 2008 22:26:34 +1100
Reply-To:     Scott Bass <sas_l_739.at.yahoo.dot.com.dot.au@PESTO.CC.UGA.EDU>
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From:         Scott Bass <sas_l_739.at.yahoo.dot.com.dot.au@PESTO.CC.UGA.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Array Frustration!!!!
Comments: To: sas-l@uga.edu

Hi Lewis,

Just because it works doesn't mean it's best practice. Macro is orders of magnitude slower than data step programming.

As others have posted, what exactly are you trying to do? I suspect you don't need macro for your scenario. Of course, I could be totally mistaken in this assumption.

Cheers, Scott

"Lewis Jordan" <lewjord@UGA.EDU> wrote in message news:20081025174608.OHO02067@punts3.cc.uga.edu... > My mistake. In the original posting, I had > "data two;set one;..." I did not intend to refernce the "one" data set. > Below is the code the Howard sent, and works like a charm. > > Thanks for the help. > > data one; > array knots{5}; > do i=1 to 5; > knots{i}=ranuni(38211); > call symput (compress('fyknot'||i),trim(left(knot{i}))); > end; > drop i; > run; > > data two; > array x{5}; > do i=1 to 5; > x{i}= symget( cats( 'fyknot' , i ) ) ; > end; > output; > run;quit;


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