The VARCLUS Procedure |

Output Data Sets |

The OUTSTAT= data set is TYPE=CORR, and it can be used as input to the SCORE procedure or a subsequent run of PROC VARCLUS. The OUSTAT= data set contains the following variables:

BY variables

_NCL_, a numeric variable giving the number of clusters

_TYPE_, a character variable indicating the type of statistic the observation contains

_NAME_, a character variable containing a variable name or a cluster name, which is of the form CLUS, where is the number of the cluster

the variables that are clustered

The values of the _TYPE_ variable are listed in the following table.

_TYPE_ |
Contents |
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MEAN |
means |

STD |
standard deviations |

USTD |
uncorrected standard deviations, produced when the NOINT option is specified |

N |
number of observations |

CORR |
correlations |

UCORR |
uncorrected correlation matrix, produced when the NOINT option is specified |

MEMBERS |
number of members in each cluster |

VAREXP |
variance explained by each cluster |

PROPOR |
proportion of variance explained by each cluster |

GROUP |
number of the cluster to which each variable belongs |

RSQUARED |
squared multiple correlation of each variable with its cluster component |

SCORE |
standardized scoring coefficients |

USCORE |
scoring coefficients to be applied without subtracting the mean from the raw variables, produced when the NOINT option is specified |

STRUCTUR |
cluster structure |

CCORR |
correlations between cluster components |

The observations with _TYPE_="MEAN", "STD", "N", and "CORR" have missing values for the _NCL_ variable. All other values of the _TYPE_ variable are repeated for each cluster solution, with different solutions distinguished by the value of the _NCL_ variable. If you want to specify the OUTSTAT= data set with the SCORE procedure, you can use a DATA step to select observations with the _NCL_ variable missing or equal to the desired number of clusters as follows:

data Coef2; set Coef; if _ncl_ = . or _ncl_ = 3; drop _ncl_; run; proc score data=NewScore score=Coef2; run;

PROC SCORE standardizes the new data by subtracting the original variable means that are stored in the _TYPE_=’MEAN’ observations, and dividing by the original variable standard deviations from the _TYPE_=’STD’ observations. Then PROC SCORE multiplies the standardized variables by the coefficients from the _TYPE_=’SCORE’ observations to get the cluster scores.

The OUTTREE= data set contains one observation for each variable clustered plus one observation for each cluster of two or more variables—that is, one observation for each node of the cluster tree. The total number of output observations is between and , where is the number of variables clustered.

The OUTTREE= data set contains the following variables:

BY variables, if any

_NAME_, a character variable giving the name of the node. If the node is a cluster, the name is CLUS, where is the number of the cluster. If the node is a single variable, the variable name is used.

_PARENT_, a character variable giving the value of _NAME_ of the parent of the node. If the node is the root of the tree, _PARENT_ is blank.

_LABEL_, a character variable giving the label of the node. If the node is a cluster, the label is CLUS, where is the number of the cluster. If the node is a single variable, the variable label is used.

_NCL_, the number of clusters

_VAREXP_, the total variance explained by the clusters at the current level of the tree

_PROPOR_, the total proportion of variance explained by the clusters at the current level of the tree

_MINPRO_, the minimum proportion of variance explained by a cluster component

_MAXEIG_, the maximum second eigenvalue of a cluster

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