Overview of the Descriptive Statistics Analysis

You can use the Descriptive Statistics analysis to compute descriptive statistics for a numeric variable. You can compute basic statistics such as the mean, median, variance, and interquartile range for the selected variable. You can also compute quantiles and extreme values. Finally, you can produce a histogram and box plot that are dynamically linked to the data.

You can run a Descriptive Statistics analysis by selecting AnalysisDistribution AnalysisDescriptive Statistics from the main menu. When you request descriptive statistics, SAS/IML Studio calls the UNIVARIATE procedure in Base SAS software. See the UNIVARIATE procedure documentation in the Base SAS Procedures Guide for additional details.