## pseudo codes execution: if VAR(t+1)>VAR(t) then output VAR(t)

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# pseudo codes execution: if VAR(t+1)>VAR(t) then output VAR(t)

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Hello!

I'm just starting to learn SAS, I have a seemingly straightforward logic that I don't know how to execute. If possible, would you please provide me an Example coding?

What I need to do is:

If within the same code, Interest(t+1)is less than Interest(t), then output coupon=interest(t), keep date, code. In the example below, it is observation 6.

obs.    date    code    interest
1   1/1/2015    1   0.2
2   1/2/2015    1   0.5
3   1/3/2015    1   1.9
4   1/4/2015    1   2.5
5   1/5/2015    1   3.8
6   1/1/2015    2   2.1
7   1/2/2015    2   0
8   1/3/2015    2   0.1
9   1/4/2015    2   0.2
10  1/5/2015    2   0.3

output sample should look like either:

obs.    date    code    interest  coupon
1       1/1/2015     2    2.1      2.1

or

obs.    date    code    interest  coupon
1   1/1/2015    1        0.2
2   1/2/2015    1        0.5
3   1/3/2015    1        1.9
4   1/4/2015    1        2.5
5   1/5/2015    1        3.8
6   1/1/2015    2        2.1       2.1
7   1/2/2015    2        0
8   1/3/2015    2        0.1
9   1/4/2015    2        0.2
10  1/5/2015    2        0.3

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‎11-23-2015 09:55 PM
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## Re: pseudo codes execution: if VAR(t+1)>VAR(t) then output VAR(t)

Posted in reply to BellaLuna

You may be able to accomplish this result using multiple ways such as SQL joins, Data steps,etc. But here is one way using "DATA STEP"

DATA HAVE;
INPUT OBS:3. DATEIN:\$9. CODE:\$1. INTEREST:3.1;
DATALINES;
1   1/1/2015    1   0.2
2   1/2/2015    1   0.5
3   1/3/2015    1   1.9
4   1/4/2015    1   2.5
5   1/5/2015    1   3.8
6   1/1/2015    2   2.1
7   1/2/2015    2   0
8   1/3/2015    2   0.1
9   1/4/2015    2   0.2
10  1/5/2015    2   0.3
;
RUN;
DATA WANT(KEEP=OBS DATEF CODE PREV_INTEREST COUPON);
SET HAVE;
DATEF=INPUT(DATEIN,ANYDTDTE.);
RETAIN PREV_OBS PREV_DATEF PREV_CODE PREV_INTEREST;
IF (INTEREST LT PREV_INTEREST) AND (CODE = PREV_CODE)
THEN
DO;
COUPON=PREV_INTEREST;
OUTPUT ;
END;
PREV_OBS=OBS;
PREV_DATEF=DATEF;
PREV_CODE=CODE;
PREV_INTEREST=INTEREST;
RUN;
PROC PRINT;
FORMAT DATEF MMDDYY10.;
RUN;

Yields this output....

Obs	OBS	CODE	DATEF	PREV_INTEREST	COUPON
1	7	2	01/02/2015	2.1	2.1

Hope this helps. Good Luck...!!!

Kannan Deivasigamani

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‎11-23-2015 09:55 PM
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## Re: pseudo codes execution: if VAR(t+1)>VAR(t) then output VAR(t)

Posted in reply to BellaLuna

You may be able to accomplish this result using multiple ways such as SQL joins, Data steps,etc. But here is one way using "DATA STEP"

DATA HAVE;
INPUT OBS:3. DATEIN:\$9. CODE:\$1. INTEREST:3.1;
DATALINES;
1   1/1/2015    1   0.2
2   1/2/2015    1   0.5
3   1/3/2015    1   1.9
4   1/4/2015    1   2.5
5   1/5/2015    1   3.8
6   1/1/2015    2   2.1
7   1/2/2015    2   0
8   1/3/2015    2   0.1
9   1/4/2015    2   0.2
10  1/5/2015    2   0.3
;
RUN;
DATA WANT(KEEP=OBS DATEF CODE PREV_INTEREST COUPON);
SET HAVE;
DATEF=INPUT(DATEIN,ANYDTDTE.);
RETAIN PREV_OBS PREV_DATEF PREV_CODE PREV_INTEREST;
IF (INTEREST LT PREV_INTEREST) AND (CODE = PREV_CODE)
THEN
DO;
COUPON=PREV_INTEREST;
OUTPUT ;
END;
PREV_OBS=OBS;
PREV_DATEF=DATEF;
PREV_CODE=CODE;
PREV_INTEREST=INTEREST;
RUN;
PROC PRINT;
FORMAT DATEF MMDDYY10.;
RUN;

Yields this output....

Obs	OBS	CODE	DATEF	PREV_INTEREST	COUPON
1	7	2	01/02/2015	2.1	2.1

Hope this helps. Good Luck...!!!

Kannan Deivasigamani
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Posts: 10

## Re: pseudo codes execution: if VAR(t+1)>VAR(t) then output VAR(t)

Posted in reply to BellaLuna
Thank you so much! This helps a lot!
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