## DATA STEP

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# DATA STEP

IS THE "COMMENTED" AND THE "NON SCOMMENTED" LINES DOING THE SAME THING IN THE BELOW CODE????

THANKS

data want;

set ints_exts2;

array ins int:;

array outs ext:;

do i = 1 to dim(ins);

if ins(i)^=. and outs(i)^=. then duration=sum(duration,outs(i)-ins(i)) /*UNCOMMENTED*/

*if 2=N(ins(i),outs(i)) then duration=sum(duration,outs(i)-ins(i));    /*COMMENTED*/

end

;

days = datepart(duration);

time = timepart(duration);

hrs=time/(60*60);

Total_vent_hours =days*24+ time/(60*60);

vent_days=Total_vent_hours/24;

run;

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## Re: DATA STEP

Not exactly as the Not missing, ^=., works for character variables while N(variables) requires all of the arguments to be numeric.

If you are dealing with mixed data types you might want CMISS(ins[i], out[i]) = 0

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## Re: DATA STEP

If you have any other special missing values that also won't give you the same results.

data have;
a=.; b=2; output;
a=1; b=.N; output;
a=2; b=3; output;
a=.; b=.; output;
a=.A; b=.A; output;
run;

data want;
set have;
if a ne . and b ne . then flag=1;
else flag=0;
x=n(a,b);
run;
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## Re: DATA STEP

Thanks Reeza.

INS and OUTS arrays contain dates only. Can have missing values.

Wanted toi know if in that case both line output the same results??

Thanks

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## Re: DATA STEP

You could check with:

compare =(ins(i)^=. and outs(i)^=.) = (N(ins(i),outs(i)));

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