Chapter 8: Creating Data Aggregates and Metrics

8.1 Overview

8.2 Creating Simple Aggregates

8.2.1 Getting Variables from Other Tables

8.2.2 Calculating Unique Counts

8.2.3 Calculating Medians, Percentiles, Mode, and More

8.3 Creating Multi-Way Aggregates

8.3.1 Using Parameter Files to Define Aggregates

8.4 Summary

8.1 Overview

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