Chapter 7

Descriptive Statistics Functions

Functions That Determine the Number of Missing and Non-missing Values in a List of SAS Variables

Functions That Compute Sums, Means, and Medians

Functions That Compute the Spread or Dispersion of Data Values

Functions That Determine the Ordering of Data Values

Introduction

The name of this chapter, ‘Descriptive Statistics Functions,’ is somewhat misleading. Although some of the functions, such as MEAN (average) and STD (standard deviation), can be thought of as statistical, many of these functions have extremely useful, everyday, non-statistical uses. So, don't be scared off. As is true throughout the book, ...

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