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Data type

Dear all,

How are you?

I'm very puzzled because I have this SAS data that has a few numeric variables containing alphabets.

I have checked that there is no formats attaching to them and no 'option missing='x' being specified in the SAS program.

What could possibly go wrong here?


Your insight is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Data type

You may be looking at special missing values. Look for example at the result of this test:

data test;

do x = 123, .a, .e, .i, .o, .u;

    output;

    end;

run;

proc print data=test; run;

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