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PROC MEANS OUTPUT OUT

I am trying to produce a dataset that contains 3 variables (Year, Age, Population (ie. tot_pop)), and includes ONLY the maximum value of tot_pop for each year and age category (Formatted). The syntax below is not producing the desired output (See attachment for actual output).

 

 

PROC MEANS DATA=want NOPRINT MAXDEC=0;
CLASS year age;
VAR tot_pop ;
OUTPUT OUT=want_2 (drop=_FREQ_ _TYPE_)
MAX=tot_pop;
RUN;

I want the final dataset to look like this:

 

Year      Age      Population

2000    0-10     1,000,000 (Max value for year and age category)
2000   11-15    1,200,000  (Max value for year and age category)
2000   16-18    1,300,000  (Max value for year and age category)
2001    0-10     1,150,000  (Max value for year and age category)
2001   11-15    1,250,000  (Max value for year and age category)
2001   16-18    1,450,000  (Max value for year and age category)
Etc.

 

 

Thanks for your help here!

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Re: PROC MEANS OUTPUT OUT

That seems strange. Don't drop the _type_ columns and rerun. Post your log and output. 

 

Do you have a format applied to your CLASS variables?

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Re: PROC MEANS OUTPUT OUT

PROC MEANS DATA=want NOPRINT MAXDEC=0 NWAY ;
CLASS year age;
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