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showing N and row percentages in proc tabulate

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showing N and row percentages in proc tabulate

I am using this:

 

 

proc tabulate data=SomeData;
	class Class1 Class2;
	table Class1, Class2;
run;

which shows N for each cell in this 2 dimensional scenario. How can I add a row percentage please? I tried:

 

proc tabulate data=SomeData;
	class Class1 Class2;
	table Class1*ROWPCTSUM, Class2;
run;

 

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Re: showing N and row percentages in proc tabulate

Posted in reply to csetzkorn

Since you have only classification variables, and no analysis variables, there is no way to calculate PCTSUM.  You could switch to PCTN instead, if that's what you want (or ROWPCTN).  But to get the sum of something, SAS needs to know what variable you want to sum.

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Re: showing N and row percentages in proc tabulate

Posted in reply to Astounding
Thanks this contradicts the book: PROC TABULATE by Example, Second Edition but maybe the book is wrong ...
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Re: showing N and row percentages in proc tabulate

Posted in reply to csetzkorn

csetzkorn wrote:
Thanks this contradicts the book: PROC TABULATE by Example, Second Edition but maybe the book is wrong ...

Please copy the text you are referencing to the forum. The book has a LOT of examples and many of them involve percentages in one form or another. It is hard to comment on something unseen...

 

 

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Re: showing N and row percentages in proc tabulate

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Posted in reply to csetzkorn

A "thinking out of the box" reply

 

There are a number of concepts that I find difficult or confusing in PROC TABULATE, including all the percent options, but are very easy to get right in a data step of some sort. So my usual method is to get all the rows and columns to look the way I want in a data step (often using PROC SUMMARY), and then use PROC REPORT or even PROC PRINT to create the final table.

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