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# The matrix in the modules

hey guys,

I put a matrix as an arguement in the start finish module, but it seems to exist some problem, that some loops work but some not. Can I set a matrix as an arguement in the start-finish module?

``````%macro calculate();

%do i=1 %to 2320;

%let e=%sysfunc(cat(&i));
%let first="spl1.split";
%let name="";

data _null_;
b=&e;
a=&first;
x=strip(a)||strip(b);
call symput("name",x);
run;
%put &name;

proc iml;

start LLH(st,fi,S);
b_1=(S[st:(fi-1),4]`)*S[(st+1):fi,4]/((S[st:(fi-1),4]`)*S[st:(fi-1),4]);
b_2s=S[(st+1):fi,4]-b_1*S[st:(fi-1),4];
b_2=b_2s[:];
sigma_s1=S[(st+1):fi,4]-b_1*S[st:(fi-1),4]-b_2;
sigma_s2=sigma_s1##J((fi-st),1,2);
sigma=(fi-st-1)/(fi-st-2)*sigma_s2[:];
LLF=(-0.5*(fi-st-1))*log(2*arcos(-1)*(sigma))-1/(2*sigma)*((S[st:(fi-1),4]`)*S[st:(fi-1),4]);
return(LLF);
finish LLH;

use &name;
%do t=1 %to 120;
g=D[&t,1];
LL[&i,&t]=LLH(1,15,SS);
%end;
store LL;
quit;
%end;
%mend;

%calculate();``````

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‎09-06-2017 12:59 PM
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Posts: 162

## Re: The matrix in the modules

When there is no data to read, I think you will get a warning message in the log file and the matrix SS will be undefined.  This will most likely create problems later on, so you need to test for the empty matrix.  For example:

``````if nrow(SS) = 0
then print 'No data found!';
else do;
< do stuff with SS>
end;``````

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## Re: The matrix in the modules

Yes, you can set a matrix as an argument in a module.

I don't think there is a reason to use this macro loop.  Just use the standard SAS/IML loops to read the many data sets. For example, see the article

"Read data sets that are specified by an array of names"

Your  program would look like this (untested):

``````proc iml;
/* load matrices and define modules HERE */

fname = "split1":"split2320";
do i = 1 to ncol(fname);
dsname = "spl1." + strip(fname[i]);
use (dsname);
do t=1 to 120;
g=D[t,1];
LL[i,t]=LLH(1,15,SS);
end;
close;
end;``````

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Posts: 20

## Re: The matrix in the modules

thanks for your code, it does work. And one more question, in some loop "t", there is no data read into SS (the reason here is that no COL2 equal to g=D[t,1] in the (dsname)). SS will keep the value of the previous matrix in "t-1" or be reset to invalid value or something else?

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‎09-06-2017 12:59 PM
Regular Contributor
Posts: 162

## Re: The matrix in the modules

When there is no data to read, I think you will get a warning message in the log file and the matrix SS will be undefined.  This will most likely create problems later on, so you need to test for the empty matrix.  For example:

``````if nrow(SS) = 0
then print 'No data found!';
else do;
< do stuff with SS>
end;``````
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