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Recreate a sum(var)/sum(var) from proc sql into something else

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Recreate a sum(var)/sum(var) from proc sql into something else

Hi,

 

I inherited this code:

            proc sql;
                create table junk.k5_sex_2003 as
                select sex, 2003 as year, (sum(payamt) / sum(yar)) as value
                from junk.py_2003b (where=(mod1 in (1 2 3 4)))
                group by sex.;
            quit;

 

And i don't think it's working right, so i'd like to recreate it in something else, but i don't know enough about proc means/tabulate/summary to do it.

 

The only part i want to double check is:

(sum(payamt) / sum(yar)) as value,

by var

 

What's the best way to do this calculation another way other than proc sql?  There are way too many records to do it by hand.

 

Thanks

Megan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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‎06-17-2016 02:35 PM
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Re: Recreate a sum(var)/sum(var) from proc sql into something else

Here's the proc means code, which will create the sum variables and then you'll need to do the division by hand or another data step.

 

proc means data=junk.py_2003b sum nway;
where mod1 in (1 2 3 4);
class sex;
var payamt yar;
output out=totals sum(payamt yar) = tot_payamt tot_var;
run;

data check_value;
set totals;

value = tot_payamt/tot_var;
run;

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‎06-17-2016 02:35 PM
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Posts: 17,819

Re: Recreate a sum(var)/sum(var) from proc sql into something else

Here's the proc means code, which will create the sum variables and then you'll need to do the division by hand or another data step.

 

proc means data=junk.py_2003b sum nway;
where mod1 in (1 2 3 4);
class sex;
var payamt yar;
output out=totals sum(payamt yar) = tot_payamt tot_var;
run;

data check_value;
set totals;

value = tot_payamt/tot_var;
run;
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Re: Recreate a sum(var)/sum(var) from proc sql into something else

Thanks!  Gave me the exact same numbers.  Guess it was working, lol.  Smiley Happy

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