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removing an observation

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removing an observation

Hello,

I would like to find the mean for one of my variables, but that variable has one outlier observation.

How can I find the mean of that variable without that one observation with PROC MEAN.

Thank you

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Re: removing an observation

how about using the where clause.

PROC MEANS DATA=_LAST_(where=(myvar ^= xxx));

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Doc Muhlbaier

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Re: removing an observation

I want to eliminate a specific observation from a specific sets of variable. Not really eliminate but rather exclude from the analysis.

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Re: removing an observation

thank you Doc, it actually worked.

PROC MEANS DATA=data(where=(people^='Jim' ));var item1; Run;

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