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SAS® Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS®9 by SAS Institute

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Glossary

aggregate storage location

a location on an operating system that can contain a group of distinct files. Different host operating systems call an aggregate grouping of files different names, such as a directory, a maclib, or a partitioned data set. The standard form for referencing an aggregate storage location from within SAS is fileref (name), where fileref is the entire aggregate and (name) is a specific file or member of that aggregate. See also fileref (file reference).

analysis variable

a numeric variable that is used to calculate statistics or to display values. Usually an analysis variable contains quantitative or continuous values, but this is not required.

argument

(1) the data values within parentheses on which a SAS function or ...

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