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Formatting Variables and Values

Formatting Variables and Values

Formats determine how variables and values are displayed. In group variables and model effects, formats can also determine how values are used in calculations.

You can use formats to set the width of displayed values, the number of decimal points displayed, the handling of blanks, zeroes, and commas, and other details. The SAS System provides many standard formats for displaying character and numeric values.

In addition, you can use the FORMAT procedure to create your own formats.

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Figure 24.1: Assigning a Format

Assigning Formats

Creating Formats

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