## Q1,Q3 in proc sql

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# Q1,Q3 in proc sql

I'd like to use median function in proc sq.

It was OK when i wrote down "proc sql; --- select median(x) ----".

But it was NG when "proc sql; --- select q3(x) ---".

I want to know to get Q1,Q3 in proc sql.

Thank you,

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## Q1,Q3 in proc sql

My assumption Q1 and Q3 - Interquartile Range

Firstly, get the median of the variable:

proc sql;

select median(x) as M from tbl_nm;

quit;

Ex: M = 7500

Now that you have got your median you can find Q1 which is 25th Quantile.

proc sql;

select median(x) as Q1 where x <= 7500;

quit;

Next, go for Q3 which is 75th Quantile:

proc sql;

select median(x) as Q3 where x >= 7500

quit;

Is this what you are looking for?

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## Q1,Q3 in proc sql

I see.  It was the way to calculate Q1, Q3 with median function.

Best regards,

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## Q1,Q3 in proc sql

Look at your results more carefully and you will see that PROC SQL does not support MEDIAN as a summary statistic. You can use the SAS MEDIAN function in PROC SQL, but with one argument all you get is the trivial result that the median of a single number is that number.

proc means median data=sashelp.class ;

var age ;

run ;

proc sql ;

select median(age) from sashelp.class ;

quit ;

Celko's SQL median has been implemented in SAS (http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/Celko's_Median). That should get you started if you really have to do this in SQL.

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