CLASS Statement

  • CLASS variable <(options )>$\ldots $ <variable <(options )>> </ global-option>;

The CLASS statement names the classification variables to be used as explanatory variables in the analysis. The CLASS statement must precede the MODEL statement.

The CLASS statement for SAS high-performance analytical procedures is documented in the section CLASS Statement in SAS/STAT 14.1 User's Guide: High-Performance Procedures. The HPQUANTSELECT procedure also supports the following global-option in the CLASS statement:


uppercases the values of character-valued CLASS variables before levelizing them. For example, if you specify the UPCASE option and a CLASS variable can take the values "a," "A," and "b," then "a" and "A" represent the same level and the CLASS variable is treated as having only two values: "A" and "B."