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Formats under UNIX

RBw.d Format: UNIX

Writes real binary (floating-point) data in real binary format.
Category: Numeric
Width range: 2 to 8
Default width: 4
Decimal Range: 0-10
Alignment: left
UNIX specifics: floating-point representation
See: RBw.d format in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary



The RBw.d format writes numeric data in real binary (floating-point) notation. SAS stores all numeric values in floating-point.

Real binary is the most efficient format for representing numeric values because SAS already represents numbers this way and no conversion is needed.

For more information, see RBw.d Informat: UNIX and Reading and Writing Binary Data in UNIX Environments.

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