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How to eliminate statistic in heading of OUT data set in PROC TABULATE

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How to eliminate statistic in heading of OUT data set in PROC TABULATE

When I create an output data set in PROC TABULATE, the column heading includes the statistic for each variable.  For instance, the summed FEED variable is labeled "FEED_Sum".  Can I suppress the "Sum"?

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Re: How to eliminate statistic in heading of OUT data set in PROC TABULATE

You could rename the variable(s) (data set option on the next step that uses the data OR proc datasets) but if you are asking for 2 or more statistics for the same variable then what? You can't rename Feed_Sum and Feed_N to the same thing.

It may be that you could do a similar summary with Proc means/summary as then a single statistic could retain the original variable name.

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Re: How to eliminate statistic in heading of OUT data set in PROC TABULATE

Yes. It helps if you post your code but something like the following. Note that it is =with single or double quotes that are empty which erases the label.  You can also add in a custom label if you wanted.

proc tabulate data=sashelp.cars;

class make model;

var mpg_city mpg_highway;

table make*model, mpg_city*mean='' mpg_highway*mean='';

run;

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