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Error Variable in list does not match type prescribed for this list.

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Error Variable in list does not match type prescribed for this list.

data ranksum; input serum $ race;

datalines;

94      0

54      1

31      0

21      1

46      1

56      0

18      1

19      1

12      1

14      0

25      0

35      1

22      1

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35      1

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31      0

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run;

proc print; run;

proc npar1way wilcoxon correct=no data=ranksum;

      class race;

      var serum;

      exact wilcoxon;

   run;

Note: I am very new at using SAS and I am assuming the naming I used for the data has screwed up how the program is interpreting it.  I am attempting to do a Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test on the distribution of serum estradiol.  Any help would be appreciated as I am just a commoner and a foreigner when it comes to programming and writing :smileyblush:


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‎10-01-2014 02:21 PM
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Re: Error Variable in list does not match type prescribed for this list.

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data ranksum; input serum $ race;


The $ above tells SAS to import it as a character variable. Remove that, and it will import it as numeric and your analysis will run. If anything race should be the character variable.


data ranksum; input serum race $;

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Re: Error Variable in list does not match type prescribed for this list.

Posted in reply to RCPenguin

Hi,

Serum is an analysis variable. You are using it as character variable instead of numeric.

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‎10-01-2014 02:21 PM
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Re: Error Variable in list does not match type prescribed for this list.

Posted in reply to RCPenguin

data ranksum; input serum $ race;


The $ above tells SAS to import it as a character variable. Remove that, and it will import it as numeric and your analysis will run. If anything race should be the character variable.


data ranksum; input serum race $;

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Re: Error Variable in list does not match type prescribed for this list.

That would make more sense I guess I got a bit confused on what the $ was even denoting.  Thank you for the quick help!

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