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Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

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Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

I have a proc freq step as follows:

 

proc freq data=test;

tables v1 v2/out=test_out;

run;

 

I want the proc freq outputs to be saved in a separate dataset like v1.sas, v2.sas. The step that I have above creates a dataset for only the last variable (v2).

 

Please help.

 

Regards

 

 

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Re: Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

Why do you want the output to many tables, that really isn't very efficient either here or for future programming.  Create one output dataset and use V1*V2 to get variables for each of the by groups, per:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/procstat/63104/HTML/default/viewer.htm#procstat_freq_sec...

 

You can then apply by group processing, or where clause out the required information.

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Re: Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

I am trying to get frequency and percentage for each of the variables
independent of the other variables. Will a cross tab give me the same?

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Re: Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

It should do, I have no test data to run it on myself, and don't use freq that much so can't think off the top of my head.  Try it and see what it gives you (or post test data).

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Re: Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

The simple solution creates multiple output data sets:

 

proc freq data=test;

tables v1 / out=v1_out;

tables v2 / out=v2_out;

run;

 

If you have hundreds of variables, this can be automated with macro language. 

 

There also may be ODS-based solutions.

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Re: Proc Freq Separate Dataset for Each Variable

Use the ODS table. 

 

Proc freq data=have;
Table v1 v2;
ODS output onewayfreqs = want;
Run;

Here's an example to generate a nicely formatted table:

https://gist.github.com/statgeek/e0903d269d4a71316a4e

 

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