Special SAS Data Sets


A TYPE=LINEAR data set contains the coefficients of a linear function of the variables in observations with _TYPE_=’LINEAR’. PROC DISCRIM stores linear discriminant function coefficients in a TYPE=LINEAR data set when you specify METHOD=NORMAL (the default method), POOL=YES, and an OUTSTAT= data set; the data set can be used in a subsequent invocation of PROC DISCRIM to classify additional observations. Many other statistics can be included depending on the options used. See Chapter 35: The DISCRIM Procedure, for details.