The HPBIN Procedure


The HPBIN procedure has the following features:

  • provides a bucket (equal-length) binning method

  • provides a Winsorized binning method and Winsorized statistics

  • provides a pseudo–quantile binning method, which is similar to quantile binning

  • provides a mapping table for the selected binning method

  • provides a basic statistical table that contains the minimum, maximum, mean, median, and so on

  • computes the quantiles of the binning variables

  • calculates the weight of evidence (WOE) and information value (IV) based on binning results

  • reads input data in parallel and writes output data in parallel when the data source is in a database on the appliance

Because the HPBIN procedure is a high-performance analytical procedure, it also does the following:

  • enables you to run in distributed mode on a cluster of machines that distribute the data and the computations

  • enables you to run in single-machine mode on the server where SAS is installed

  • exploits all the available cores and concurrent threads, regardless of execution mode

For more information, see the section Processing Modes in Chapter 3: Shared Concepts and Topics.