Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 23:28:58 -0400
Reply-To: Nat Wooding <nathani@VERIZON.NET>
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From: Nat Wooding <nathani@VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Question about Commaw.d informat
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When I run this code, I receive the log
NOTE: Invalid argument to function INPUT at line 145 column 3.
a=. _ERROR_=1 _N_=1
NOTE: Mathematical operations could not be performed at the following
places. The results of the
operations have been set to missing values.
Which is what I would expect since you are associating a character string,
"S" with a numeric informat.
Are you certain that your log did not display the results that mine gave?
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Yu
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:12 PM
Subject: Question about Commaw.d informat
while i am reading the some old post, i came across a strange output from
the INPUT function.
the program runs OK without any complaining. however if you change the input
value to some thing other than 'S'/'s', the log shows 'invalid argument of
input function' message.
so this leads to me to believe that 'S' must have a special meaning. but
what is it?
can someone please let me know?