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Accessing data created from Proc Means

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Accessing data created from Proc Means

I am a bit of a novice at SAS (although picking it up quickly). I have Proc Means statement that calculates statistics for 4 variables. I need to use these variables in a future data step to do additional calculations. How would I do this?

This is my Proc Means Step:

Proc means
data = Update maxdec=4
n mean stddev median;
var Var1
Var2
Var3
Var4;
run;

I need to use the data to determine observations that are >2 standard deviations from the norm.

I thought about doing a data step but I am not sure how to set it up. Thank you.

LauraJ
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Re: Accessing data created from Proc Means

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Laura,

Use the PROC MEANS OUTPUT statement with the OUT= option. OUT= accepts a data set name.

You can learn more about the OUTPUT statement by browsing the online documenation at http://support.sas.com/onlinedoc/913/docMainpage.jsp . Look for the Base SAS Procedures Guide section.

-- David Kelley, SAS
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