The REG Procedure

FREQ Statement

FREQ variable ;

When a FREQ statement appears, each observation in the input data set is assumed to represent n observations, where n is the value of the FREQ variable. The analysis produced when you use a FREQ statement is the same as an analysis produced by using a data set that contains n observations in place of each observation in the input data set. When the procedure determines degrees of freedom for significance tests, the total number of observations is considered to be equal to the sum of the values of the FREQ variable.

If the value of the FREQ variable is missing or is less than 1, the observation is not used in the analysis. If the value is not an integer, only the integer portion is used.

The FREQ statement must appear before the first RUN statement, or it is ignored.