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# Can SAS 9.1 calculate the Information Value?

Hi all,

Please do you how to get SAS to compute the Information Value (for categorial analysis)?

PROC FREQ data=work.dataset;
TABLE SuccessfulSale*Occupation / chisq cmh;
run;

Syntax above compute the chi-square statistics to help user study whether a successful sale (SuccessfulSale = 1) is related to a customer's occupation (11 categories of occupation).

But this doesn't produce the information value (IV).
Grateful if you could shed some light on how this could be done via SAS 9.1

Regards
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## Re: Can SAS 9.1 calculate the Information Value?

I have not heard of any "Information Value" statistic. I have heard of Information Criteria statistics. There are a number of Information Criteria statistics

- Akaike Information Criterion
- Schwarz Bayesian Information Criterion
- Hannan-Quinn Information Criterion

There are probably other Information Criteria statistics. For the statistics mentioned above, there can be a number of variants of these Information Criteria in different settings.

Are you looking for one of these Information Criteria statistics?
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## Re: Can SAS 9.1 calculate the Information Value?

Information Value (IV) measures the predictive power of a particular variable.
I heard there is a PROC VARCLUS but I don't know how to use this to generate the WOE (Weight of Expectation) and IV for a particular variable X on it's abilty to predict variable Y. I found the formulae that relates WOE and IV from the % successful and % unsuccessful, and since my boss need the results asap so I'll manually compute it from excel.

Grateful if anyone can shed some light on whether there is a SAS command that can list out the Information Value of a particular variable X (Low, Medium, High) to predict a particular dichotomous variable Y (Success =1, Unsuccessful =0).
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