The HPBIN Procedure

Data Output

The HPBIN procedure can write an output table back to the database. If the input data are from the appliances and the processing is alongside the database, PROC HPBIN writes the output table back to each appliance in parallel. For single-machine mode, the output table is a SAS data set. In this case, you can still take advantage of multithreading, which performs parallel computation on a single node.

If you do not specify the OUTPUT option in the PROC HPBIN statement, the write-back process is skipped. This is useful when only the basic statistical tables are computed.

By default, the output table contains the new binned variables. If you specify an ID statement, the output table contains the IDs and the binned variables.

Note: If an input variable value is missing, then the binning output level value is 0.