ESTIMATE <'label'> estimatespecification <(divisor=n)><, â€¦<'label'> estimatespecification <(divisor=n)>></ options>;
The ESTIMATE statement provides a mechanism for obtaining custom hypothesis tests. Estimates are formed as linear estimable functions of the form . You can perform hypothesis tests for the estimable functions, construct confidence limits, and obtain specific nonlinear transformations.
Table 72.4 summarizes the options available in the ESTIMATE statement.
Table 72.4: ESTIMATE Statement Options
Option 
Description 

Construction and Computation of Estimable Functions 

Specifies a list of values to divide the coefficients 

Suppresses the automatic fillin of coefficients for higherorder effects 

Tunes the estimability checking difference 

Degrees of Freedom and pvalues 

Determines the method for multiple comparison adjustment of estimates 

Determines the confidence level () 

Performs onesided, lowertailed inference 

Adjusts multiplicitycorrected pvalues further in a stepdown fashion 

Specifies values under the null hypothesis for tests 

Performs onesided, uppertailed inference 

Statistical Output 

Constructs confidence limits 

Displays the correlation matrix of estimates 

Displays the covariance matrix of estimates 

Prints the matrix 

Produces a joint F or chisquare test for the estimable functions 

Specifies the seed for computations that depend on random numbers 
For details about the syntax of the ESTIMATE statement, see the section ESTIMATE Statement in ChapterÂ 19: Shared Concepts and Topics.