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Adding Statistical Functionality to the DATA Step with PROC FCMP

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Stacey Christian, Senior Software Engineer

SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC


How many times have you had to write a cumbersome workaround to do an analytical task inside a DATA step that would be easy if you could just call SAS® from the DATA step? With the advent of PROC FCMP in SAS 9.2, you can do exactly that. This paper demonstrates how to add statistical functionality to the DATA step through the definition of FCMP functions. We will provide specific examples of how to encapsulate SAS® Analytics within FCMP functions and thus make them callable from the DATA step.

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View the pdf for Paper 326-2010.

View the pdf for sample code File:326-2010 samples.pdf.

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