No, vasile, want i want to do is only to easily displayed my datas when my variabme mean1 is character
to quote an example this a dataset :
do time=1 to 5;
group= "A"; value="276.20±6.56(N=10)";
group= "B"; value="322.35±1.28(N=12)";
group= "C"; value="441.26±8.53(N=8)";
group= "D"; value="282.20±4.11(N=11)";
and i want to display only with a proc report my datas for time in the first column and the character variable value for the 4 differents groups, so my question is that it's ok if my variable value is numeric but if my variable value is character as shown in this example, i try to find a way to display the datas so may be there is an option that i don't know ? or another way to obtain what i want..?
thank you for your help. :-)
ods rtf file="myway.rtf" startpage=yes;
proc report data=statdes split="~" Headline Headskip nowd;
column time group,( value );
define time /group id ;
define group /across ;
In the PROC REPORT doc on the DEFINE statement, there is a section called "Interactions of Usage and Position" or "Interactions of Position and Usage" that has a table showing which how different types of variables work together (Across, Display, Order, etc)....
I'm pretty sure there's a note there about having DISPLAY variables with ACROSS (when you define MEAN1 as a character variable -- it's essentially a DISPLAY variable), then I believe that's the situation you're in. Generally, an ACROSS report is a summary report and it's very hard to summarize a character variable.
In particular, look at this note at the bottom of the table on page 936:
*When a display variable and an across variable share a column, the report must also contain another variable that is
not in the same column.