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The MEANS Procedure

FREQ Statement

Specifies a numeric variable that contains the frequency of each observation.
Main discussion: FREQ

FREQ variable;

Required Arguments


specifies a numeric variable whose value represents the frequency of the observation. If you use the FREQ statement, then the procedure assumes that each observation represents n observations, where n is the value of variable. If n is not an integer, then SAS truncates it. If n is less than 1 or is missing, then the procedure does not use that observation to calculate statistics.

The sum of the frequency variable represents the total number of observations.

Note:   The FREQ variable does not affect how PROC MEANS identifies multiple extremes when you use the IDGROUP syntax in the OUTPUT statement.  [cautionend]

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