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# Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

Hi, All,

I am creating some 2-month rolling sampling windows with array.

Right now,the result data set (want) has variables G1-G12 created from array.

Is there anyway I can have G01, G02, ... instead of G1, G2,...?

Thanks.

Joe

/**/

data have;

input year_mth @@;

cards;

201412 201411 201410 201409 201408 201407 201406

201405 201404 201403 201402 201401 201312 201311

201310 201309 201308 201307 201306 201305 201304

201303 201302 201301 201212 201211 201210 201209

201208 201207 201206 201205 201204 201203 201202

;

run;

%macro new;

proc sql;

select count (distinct year_mth) into:numofbatch

from have

;quit;

*determine how many lagged group I can have;

%let end=%sysfunc(floor ((&numofbatch-12)/2));

%let end2=%eval(&end+1);

*Create rolling sample windows;

data want;

set have;

G1= (_n_ <=12);

array G (&end2);

do n=1 to &end;

G(n+1)= lag2(G(n));

end;

run;

%mend;

%new

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‎02-06-2015 04:40 PM
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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

Apply a Z2. format to the result of your caluculations

%let end = %sysfunc(putn(%sysfunc(floor ((&numofbatch-12)/2)),z2.)); if I didn't miscount ()

array g g01 - g&end;

You probably should have something to check the value of NumOfBatch as bad things are likely to happen if is ever 12 or smaller.

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‎02-06-2015 04:40 PM
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Posts: 13,542

## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

Apply a Z2. format to the result of your caluculations

%let end = %sysfunc(putn(%sysfunc(floor ((&numofbatch-12)/2)),z2.)); if I didn't miscount ()

array g g01 - g&end;

You probably should have something to check the value of NumOfBatch as bad things are likely to happen if is ever 12 or smaller.

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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

SAS is pretty good at that... Try running:

data _null_;

array v{*} v_01-v_12;

do i = 1 to dim(v);

varName = vname(v{i});

put i varName;

end;

run;

PG

PG
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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

You have the solution to your problem above via @ballardw but I can say that usually for rolling calculations you don't need to go into macros.

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Posts: 61

## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

Hi, Reeza,

What do you mean by saying 'usually for rolling calculations you don't need to go into macros'? Do you have an example? I'd like to see if it can simplify my process.

In my case, I need to create the rolling windows and then do certain calculation for each window using

PROC NPAR1WAY.

Thanks.

Joe

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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

https://communities.sas.com/message/244232

If you're doing NPAR1WAy then this may not apply.

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Posts: 61

## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

It is still helpful.

Thanks.

Posts: 5,529

## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

Say you wanted to compare the first and last six months in a non parametric way for variable x in every window. You could proceed like this, without macros or transpose :

data have;

input year_mth @@;

x = rand("NORMAL"); /* Variable to analyse */

datalines;

201412 201411 201410 201409 201408 201407 201406

201405 201404 201403 201402 201401 201312 201311

201310 201309 201308 201307 201306 201305 201304

201303 201302 201301 201212 201211 201210 201209

201208 201207 201206 201205 201204 201203 201202

;

data assign;

set have nobs=nobs;

lastGrp = _n_ - mod(_n_-1, 2);

do i = -12 to 2 by 2;

grp = lastGrp + i + 2;

if grp >= 1 and grp <= nobs - 12 then do;

grpId = ceil(grp/2);

output;

end;

end;

drop grp lastGrp i;

run;

proc sort data=assign; by grpId descending year_mth; run;

/* Create variable yr_half = 0: first six months, = 1: last six months */

proc rank data=assign out=want groups=2;

by grpId;

var year_mth; ranks yr_half;

run;

/* Rolling nonparametric comparison of the first and last six months */

proc npar1way data=want noprint;

by grpId;

class yr_half;

var x;

output out=stats wilcoxon;

run;

PG

PG
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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

Thanks PG for your extra help.

I see your point.

I may use it later.

Thanks.

Joe

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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

You could avoid using macros altogether, like this:

data assign;

set have nobs=nobs;

dum = 1;

lastGrp = _n_ - mod(_n_-1, 2);

do i = -12 to 2 by 2;

grp = lastGrp + i + 2;

if grp >= 1 and grp <= nobs - 12 then do;

grpId = ceil(grp/2);

output;

end;

end;

drop grp lastGrp i;

run;

proc transpose data=assign out=want(drop=_ prefix=G;

by descending year_mth;

format grpId z2.0;

var dum;

id grpId;

run;

Depending on your needs, dataset assign might turn out to be more useful than want.

PG

PG
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## Re: Array variable format (want Var_01 instead of Var_1)

data x;

retain G1-G12 1;

run;

data y;

set x(rename=(G1-G12=G01-G12));

run;

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