Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM> wrote
>Each and every one of us who eats, drinks, breathes, sleeps, and dreams SAS programming has one. It's that one feature of SAS that we think is kind of... is very... is somewhat... well, odd. It could be an option, a format, an informat, a function, a call routine, a statement, a PROC, etc. but it exists and we scratch our heads and wonder why.
>If you can relate to this, let the list know your own vote for the oddest SAS programming language feature.
Just ONE !?!?
I've got several, but I suppose the one that is the most commonly run into is the default behavior of PROC LOGISTIC when the dependent variable is coded 0 and 1. I'd guess that, for nearly everyone, '1' would mean "event" and 0 "no event" and that we'd want to model "event". But the default is to model 0 ("no event").
Do we have to stick to just one? I did a whole NESUG talk just on oddities in PROC LOGISTIC!
Peter L. Flom, PhD
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