The PREDICT statement enables you to construct predictions of an expression across all of the observations in the input data set. Any valid SAS programming expression involving the input data set variables, parameters, and random effects is valid. Predicted values are computed using the parameter estimates and empirical Bayes estimates of the random effects. Standard errors of prediction are computed using the delta method (Billingsley, 1986; Cox, 1998). Results are placed in an output data set that you specify with the OUT= option. Besides all variables from the input data set, the OUT= data set contains the following variables: Pred, StdErrPred, DF, tValue, Probt, Alpha, Lower, Upper. You can also add other computed quantities to this data set with the ID statement.
The following options are available in the PREDICT statement: