### ESTIMATE Statement

ESTIMATE <'label'> estimate-specification <(divisor=n)><, …<'label'> estimate-specification <(divisor=n)>></ options> ;

The ESTIMATE statement provides a mechanism for obtaining custom hypothesis tests. Estimates are formed as linear estimable functions of the form . You can perform hypothesis tests for the estimable functions, construct confidence limits, and obtain specific nonlinear transformations.

Table 16.9 summarizes the options available in the ESTIMATE statement.

Table 16.9: ESTIMATE Statement Options

Option

Description

Construction and Computation of Estimable Functions

DIVISOR= in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Specifies a list of values to divide the coefficients

NOFILL in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Suppresses the automatic fill-in of coefficients for higher-order effects

SINGULAR= in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Tunes the estimability checking difference

Degrees of Freedom and p-values

ADJUST= in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Determines the method for multiple comparison adjustment of estimates

ALPHA= in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Determines the confidence level ()

LOWER in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Performs one-sided, lower-tailed inference

STEPDOWN in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Adjusts multiplicity-corrected p-values further in a step-down fashion

TESTVALUE= in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Specifies values under the null hypothesis for tests

UPPER in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Performs one-sided, upper-tailed inference

Statistical Output

CL in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Constructs confidence limits

CORR in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Displays the correlation matrix of estimates

COV in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Displays the covariance matrix of estimates

E in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Prints the matrix

JOINT in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Produces a joint F or chi-square test for the estimable functions

SEED= in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide

Specifies the seed for computations that depend on random numbers

For details about the syntax of the ESTIMATE statement, see the section ESTIMATE Statement in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide in Chapter 19: Shared Concepts and Topics in SAS/STAT 12.1 User's Guide.