The PROC ACECLUS statement invokes the ACECLUS procedure. Table 24.2 summarizes the options available in the PROC ACECLUS statement. These options are also discussed in the following sections. Note that, if you specify the METHOD=COUNT option, you must specify either the PROPORTION= or the MPAIRS= option. Otherwise, you must specify either the PROPORTION= or THRESHOLD= option.
Table 24.2: Summary of PROC ACECLUS Statement Options
Options 
Description 

Specify clustering options 

Specifies the clustering method 

Specifies number of pairs for estimating withincluster covariance (when you specify the option METHOD=COUNT) 

Specifies proportion of pairs for estimating withincluster covariance 

Specifies the threshold for including pairs in the estimation of the withincluster covariance 

Specify input and output data sets 

Specifies input data set name 

Specifies output data set name 

Specifies output data set name containing various statistics 

Specify iteration options 

Uses absolute instead of relative threshold 

Specifies convergence criterion 

Specifies initial estimate of withincluster covariance matrix 

Specifies maximum number of iterations 

Specifies metric in which computations are performed 

Specifies singularity criterion 

Specify canonical analysis options 

Specifies number of canonical variables 

Specifies prefix for naming canonical variables 

Control displayed output 

Suppresses the display of the output 

Produces PPplot of distances between pairs from last iteration 

Produces QQplot of power transformation of distances between pairs from last iteration 

Omits all output except for iteration history and eigenvalue table 
The following list provides details about the options.