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Char to Numeric conversion

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Char to Numeric conversion

I have a charecter variable

The column attributes are

length 200

format $200

The values are something like 101.1  106.7

How can i convert these to numeric values so that I can use in analysis????

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Re: Char to Numeric conversion

Posted in reply to robertrao

Assuming none of your variables are missing something like:

Var1 = input(scan(yourtextvariablenamehere,1),best8.);

Repeat for the expected number of variables. If there are many an array might help.

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