Date: Fri, 26 Apr 1996 18:58:11 GMT
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Subject: Integers less than 8 bytes?
I have several large data sets that could be dramatically reduced in size
if only I could use integers that only take one or two bytes in the data sets.
What kind of performance penalty do I pay if I try to work around this by
doing something like...
value ShortInt (fuzz=0)
0 = 0;
1 = 1;
2 = 2;
99 = 99;
ShortInt variable should ideally now only take up a single byte in the
data set - but at what price as far as speed goes?