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SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, 2nd Edition by Wayne A. Woodward, Alan C. Elliott

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5PREPARING TO USE SAS PROCEDURES

This chapter illustrates a number of SAS features that allow you to make your output more readable and more organized. It also introduces you to details about SAS procedures (PROCS) that are the core of SAS analysis.

5.1 UNDERSTANDING SAS SUPPORT STATEMENTS

Before using specific SAS procedures for data analysis, you should understand several basic supporting SAS options and statements that are often used in conjunction with SAS data analysis procedures. This chapter introduces you to these options and statements.

5.1.1 Using TITLE and FOOTNOTE Statements

The TITLE statement instructs SAS to place a line of text at the top of each output page or at the beginning of a procedure's output. Similarly, a FOOTNOTE statement places text lines at the bottom of each output page. Up to nine title or footnote lines can be specified. For example:

TITLE 'title text';
FOOTNOTE 'footnote text';

or

TITLEn 'title text'; FOOTNOTEn ...

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