Miss SAS Answers
Technical Training Specialist

Linda Jolley has been a SAS software user since 1980. She has been an instructor for SAS since 1997, and is Base and Advanced SAS Programming certified and working on the Data Integration Developer certification. She has presented papers at several SAS user group venues on various SAS programming efficiency techniques and the SAS Scalable Performance Data Server.

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Help me answer a student question

Dear Reader, Recently, another SAS instructor had a student in class who has a raw data file that looks like this: Obs    Var 1        15 Harvey Rd    Macon 2        163 McNeil Pl. Kern 3        442 Glen Ave    Miami Beach 4        2491 Brady St. Munger 5        PO Box 2253 Washington DC

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A quick tour of SAS operators

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I want to understand the logic behind the answer to the following question: The following DATA step is submitted: data one; x=3; y=2; z=x**y; run; What should be the value of the variable z in the output data set? Will you please explain what the **

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Automatic program execution

Dear Miss SAS Answers, We recently upgraded to SAS 9.2 (PC Version) and now when I double click on the SAS icon on the desktop, the program automatically executes rather than simply opening in the program editor. How do I change this so that double-clicking the desktop icon equals open

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Moving standard deviation

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I am having a tough time developing SAS code to determine volatility ( i.e.: the moving standard deviation using GARCH approach). I need a conditional volatility measure of exchange rate from past 40 years. I have data from the past 50 years, and I would like to determine volatility using

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Tracing calling programs for %INCLUDE

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I run a lot of programs that call other programs with %include. I was wondering if there was a way, perhaps through a SAS Automatic Macro variable, to determine 1) whether a program was called or "included" from another program? And if so, what is the

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Who is Miss SAS Answers?

Dear Miss SAS Answers, I have several questions for you: Who are you really? What’s up with the Miss SAS Answers character, anyway? Will you answer all of my SAS questions? Signed, Curious The answer to that last question is, "Well, maybe. I know there's one I won't answer for