Shared Statistical Concepts

FREQ Statement

  • FREQ variable;

The variable in the FREQ statement identifies a numeric variable in the data set that contains the frequency of occurrence for each observation. High-performance statistical procedures that support the FREQ statement treat each observation as if it appeared f times, where f is the value of the FREQ variable for the observation. If the frequency value is not an integer, it is truncated to an integer. If the frequency value is less than 1 or missing, the observation is not used in the analysis. When the FREQ statement is not specified, each observation is assigned a frequency of 1.