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SAS 9 Language Reference Dictionary

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
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SAS®9

Language Reference Dictionary



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2002. SAS ® 9 Language Reference: Dictionary, Volumes 1 and 2. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9 Language Reference: Dictionary, Volumes 1 and 2

Copyright © 2002 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA


ISBN 1-58025-934-0
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P A R T 1 Dictionary of Language Elements 1

Chapter 1

      4 Introduction to the SAS 9 Language Reference: Dictionary 3 Introduction to the SAS 9 Language Reference: Dictionary 3

Chapter 2

4 SAS Data Set Options 5

Definition of Data Set Options 6 Syntax 6
Using Data Set Options 6
Data Set Options by Category 7 Dictionary 9

Chapter 3

4 Formats 55

Definition of Formats 59

Syntax 59

Using Formats 60

Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 62

Data Conversions and Encodings 64

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