6.7. Creating Simple Summary Reports

Once you have run a list or frequency report, there’s a good chance you’ll want to see some summary statistics. Statistics like the mean, standard deviation, and minimum and maximum values not only give you a feel for your data, but can alert you to unexpected values or errors in your data. SAS Enterprise Guide offers many ways to summarize data, and the Summary Statistics task is a good place to start.

This example summarizes the Volcanoes data set by finding summary statistics for Height within each Type of volcano. In the Project Explorer or Project Designer, click the data icon to make it active. Then select Describe Summary Statistics from the menu bar. The Summary Statistics window will open, displaying ...

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