06-27-2013 07:36 AM
proc summary data=sashelp.class nway; class sex; var weight; output out=w nmiss= median= p1= p10= /autoname; run;
06-27-2013 10:38 AM
Procs means and summary are basically the same. The difference is Means by default sends output to default output and summary will create a dataset from ancient SAS history. If you look at the online help for Proc Summary you will see that it basically references Proc Means. Some of us maintain the differences so we can tell quickly whether we are sending output to listing/ods output or datasets.