Updates for
The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Third Edition
## A Note about KurtosisSome readers have questioned whether the kurtosis of a normal distribution is 0 or 3. The confusion results from variations in the definition of kurtosis. The formula for kurtosis sometimes subtracts 3 (which makes the value for a normal distribution equal to 0), and sometimes doesn't. SAS software uses the formula that subtracts 3. For details about the formula SAS uses to compute kurtosis and its significance, see SAS OnlineDoc by clicking one of the following links:
You can also search your local SAS Help and Documentation looking for "kurtosis" in the index. On page 63, replace the first sentence and the code that follows with the following information:
PROC IMPORT TABLE = 'table-name' OUT = data-set DBMS = identifier REPLACE; |