|Date: ||Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:46:17 -0700|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>|
|Subject: ||Re: Proc Transpose|
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Transpose is like macros - there's almost always a different way to do
whatever you're trying to do, and quite often that other way will be
shorter or more clear, or both. I almost never use transpose.
Both PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATE have the ability to transpose data on
their own. Tabulate is better at it.
On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:32:10 -0400, "Carol Thurman"
> Hi All,
> I need to create a report that looks like the pdf document from the raw
> data file (the text file) that I also have attached. The last page of
> the report has a table that compares the assistant principal's
> percentages for each of the competencies to All school Assistant
> Principals in that school region and to All Assistant Principals in the
> entire school district. A region is comprised of a number of schools. Our
> school system has 8 regions.
> I have one text file per school. I was told that I need to first
> transpose the data before using proc tabulate or proc report. I am
> fairly new at this and am having a hard time with proc transpose.
> I have copied the first line of a text file below so you can refer to it.
> N 405001
> The data doesn't start until after the N. The digits prior to the N are
> used by our dispac department when they scan the scantron sheets. After
> the N, the first 3 digits are the school code followed by 001 or 002
> indicating whether or not the respondent is classified staff or
> non-classified staff.
> I have attached the text file and a sample of what the report should look
> like in the end.
> If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it.
> Thanks so much,
> >>> Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET> 10/12/09 5:05 PM >>>
> Somebody can probably help you more quickly if you provide an example of
> what you expect the final file to look like.
> On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:57:29 -0400, Carol Thurman
> >Hi Joe,
> >I tried running what you had but it didn't quite do what I wanted. I don't
> use SAS much so I'm kind of rusty.
> >Thanks for your help. I'll try it again.
> >>>> Joe Matise <firstname.lastname@example.org> 10/12/09 1:34 PM >>>
> >First off, your PROC FORMAT needs to end with a QUIT; statement. Even when
> >it's not needed [say, two data steps after each other], it's much, much
> >neater to code all steps as starting with PROC/DATA/whatever and ending
> >QUIT/RUN as appropriate. Easier to read, and sometimes it does matter.
> >Second, why are you not applying the format in the initial datastep?
> >Third, you might want to just read this in as one step, no transpose. Why
> >not do:
> >data P405;
> > format question $qfmt.;
> > infile io (_p405.yyy) missover;
> > input @41 code 3. @46 Job 1. @;
> > do _t = 52 to length(_infile_);
> > question=substr(_infile_,_t,1);
> > put question=;
> > output;
> > end;
> > drop _t;
> >or something like that (I like to use the _infile_ buffer instead of
> >inputting, as I make fewer mistakes that way, but you may prefer the
> >reverse). Does that give you what you want (many records per job/code, one
> >question answer per record, formatted with your custom format)?
> >On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Carol Thurman
> >> Hi All,
> >> I would like to get my data so that the string of A's, B's etc go down
> >> columns rather than across. I have written code but when I print the
> >> output, it doesn't look correct. Can someone help me out, please?
> >> I have copied the first line of a text file below ( so you can refer to
> >> it). The data doesn't start until after the N. After
> >> the N, the first 3 digits are the school code followed by 001 or 002
> >> indicating whether or not the respondent is classified staff or
> >> non-classified staff.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Carol
> >> N 405001
> >> THIS IS MY CODE:
> >> filename io 'E:\PAL 2009';
> >> proc format;
> >> value $qfmt A='SA' B='A' C='D' D='SD' E='NA';
> >> data P405;
> >> infile io (_p405.yyy) missover;
> >> input @41 code 3. @46 Job 1. @52 (q1-q78) ($1.);
> >> proc sort data = P405;
> >> by Job;
> >> proc transpose data=P405 OUT= P405T;
> >> by job;
> >> VAR q1-q78;
> >> format q1-q78 $qfmt.;
> >> proc print data=P405T;
> >> run;
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