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SAS 9.1 Language Reference Dictionary Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243364D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-19

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SAS® 9.1 Language Reference: Dictionary

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2004. SAS® 9.1 Language Reference: Dictionary, Volumes 1, 2, and 3.Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.1 Language Reference: Dictionary, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

Copyright © 2004, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

ISBN 1-59047-199-7

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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 93

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 926

Chapter 5

4 Informats 927

Definition of Informats 930

Syntax 930

Using Informats 931


What's New vii

Overview vii

SAS System Features viii

SAS Language Elements x

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Byte Ordering for Integer Binary Data on Big Endian and Little Endian Platforms 933

Working with Packed Decimal and Zoned Decimal Data 935

Informats by Category 9...