MEANS Procedure

WAYS Statement

Specifies the number of ways to make unique combinations of class variables.
Tip: Use the TYPES statement to specify additional combinations of class variables.
Using Preloaded Formats with Class Variables


WAYS list;

Required Argument

specifies one or more integers that define the number of class variables to combine to form all the unique combinations of class variables. For example, you can specify 2 for all possible pairs and 3 for all possible triples. The list can be specified in the following ways:
  • m
  • m1 m2 … mn
  • m1,m2,…,mn
  • m TO n <BY increment>
  • m1,m2, TO m3 <BY increment>, m4
Range:0 to maximum number of class variables
See:WAYS option
Example:The following code is an example of creating two-way types for the classification variables A, B, and C. This WAYS statement is equivalent to specifying a*b, a*c, and b*c in the TYPES statement.
class A B C ; ways 2;