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SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

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SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

How do I calculate the 40th and 60th percentile of a column in SAS EG?

Either 4.2 or 5.1.

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‎10-26-2015 06:13 PM
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Re: SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

Hi, Reeza

40 and 60 have been added to PROC MEANS, but not the EG interface. However, easy to do:

1. Select your data.

2. Summary Statistics task.

3. Put your VAR variable in the Analysis variables, and set up the rest of the task.

4. Select Preview code.

5. Select Insert Code

6. At the end of all of the parameters for the PROC MEANS statement, before the semicolon, double-click on the "double-click to insert code" entry point.

7. In the Enter User Code box, type

P40 P60

OK your way out, and close the preview code window. When you run, you should get the 40th and 60th percentiles.

Tom

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‎10-26-2015 06:13 PM
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Posts: 1,056

Re: SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

Hi, Reeza

40 and 60 have been added to PROC MEANS, but not the EG interface. However, easy to do:

1. Select your data.

2. Summary Statistics task.

3. Put your VAR variable in the Analysis variables, and set up the rest of the task.

4. Select Preview code.

5. Select Insert Code

6. At the end of all of the parameters for the PROC MEANS statement, before the semicolon, double-click on the "double-click to insert code" entry point.

7. In the Enter User Code box, type

P40 P60

OK your way out, and close the preview code window. When you run, you should get the 40th and 60th percentiles.

Tom

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Re: SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

Any idea how to get all the 99 percentiles on SAS EG or through a program? 

 

I actually have 6 values of which I need 99 percentiles (combined). I'm trying everything available online but not getting a clue. 

 

Kindly help me if possible. 

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Re: SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

PROC UNIVARIATE can provide this. Check the documentation.

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Re: SAS EG - Calculate 40th and 60th Percentile

99th Percentile is an option in the Summary Statistics task (Describe menu).  

 

Here's an example sequence.

 

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