The LOGISTIC Procedure

FREQ Statement

FREQ variable ;

The FREQ statement identifies a variable that contains the frequency of occurrence of each observation. PROC LOGISTIC treats each observation as if it appears n times, where n is the value of the FREQ variable for the observation. If it is not an integer, the frequency value is truncated to an integer. If the frequency value is less than 1 or missing, the observation is not used in the model fitting. When the FREQ statement is not specified, each observation is assigned a frequency of 1. If you specify more than one FREQ statement, then the first statement is used.

If a SCORE statement is specified, then the FREQ variable is used for computing fit statistics and the ROC curve, but they are not required for scoring. If the DATA= data set in the SCORE statement does not contain the FREQ variable, the frequency values are assumed to be 1 and a warning message is issued in the LOG. If you fit a model and perform the scoring in the same run, the same FREQ variable is used for fitting and scoring. If you fit a model in a previous run and input it with the INMODEL= option in the current run, then the FREQ variable can be different from the one used in the previous run. However, if a FREQ variable was not specified in the previous run, you can still specify a FREQ variable in the current run.