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SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference Dictionary Volume 1

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-19
Document File: 676 page(s) / 3M

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SAS® 9.1.3


Language Reference: Dictionary

Volume 1



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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS ® 9.1.3 Language Reference: Dictionary, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1.3 Language Reference: Dictionary, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

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P A R T 1 Dictionary of Language Elements 1

Chapter 1

      4 Introduction to the SAS 9.1 Language Reference: Dictionary 3 The SAS 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 67

Definition of Formats 71

Syntax 72

Using Formats 72

Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 75

Data Conversions and Encodings 77

Working with Packed Decimal and Zoned Decimal Data 77

Formats by Category 81

Dictionary 92

Chapter 4

4 Functions and CALL Routines 243

Definitions of Functions and CALL Routines 252

Syntax 253

Using Functions 255

Using Random-Number Functions and CALL Routines 257

Pattern Matching Using SAS Regular Expressions (RX) and Perl Regular Expressions (PRX) 260

Base SAS Functions for Web Applications 270

Functions and CALL Routines by Category 270

Dictionary 294

References 928

Chapter 5

4 Informats 929

Definition of Informats 932

Syntax 932

Using Informats 933

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