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# calculating the average of multiple data points

Create a SAS data set for observations starting with the 10th and ending with the 40th based on the female-master-applicant data set, which you have created for item 5. Use the appropriate data set option and the assignment statement or the SUM statement to calculate the average GPA (Ave_GPA) for those 31 students. Show the average GPA (i.e., the value of the Ave_GPA variable) from SAS Log or PROC PRINT output.

This is the general code I have right now:

data hi.femalesq6;
infile 'C:\Users\larkj\Desktop\STUDENT.DAT';
input SSN 1-9 sex \$ 11 type \$ 19 GPA 50-53;

run;
proc print data=hi.femalesq6(firstobs= 10 obs=40);
where sex='F' and type='M';
run;

When I add some kinda sum statement it just seems to create a new variable and print the same numbers as the gpa.

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## Re: calculating the average of multiple data points

larkjr18 wrote:

Create a SAS data set for observations starting with the 10th and ending with the 40th based on the female-master-applicant data set, which you have created for item 5. Use the appropriate data set option and the assignment statement or the SUM statement to calculate the average GPA (Ave_GPA) for those 31 students. Show the average GPA (i.e., the value of the Ave_GPA variable) from SAS Log or PROC PRINT output.

This is the general code I have right now:

data hi.femalesq6;
infile 'C:\Users\larkj\Desktop\STUDENT.DAT';
input SSN 1-9 sex \$ 11 type \$ 19 GPA 50-53;

run;
proc print data=hi.femalesq6(firstobs= 10 obs=40);
where sex='F' and type='M';
run;

When I add some kinda sum statement it just seems to create a new variable and print the same numbers as the gpa.

Proc means

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Posts: 25

## Re: calculating the average of multiple data points

When I tried proc means yesterday it didn't work. Here is my code for it.

proc means data=hi.femalesq6(firstobs=10 obs=40);
where sex='F' and type='M';
by GPA;
run;

Also posted a picture of the output.

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Posts: 25

## Re: calculating the average of multiple data points

Just figured out that I had by and not var thank you for the help though.

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