# How do I use PROC FREQ in SAS?

## How do I use PROC FREQ in SAS?

Syntax. PROC FREQ DATA=sample ORDER=freq; TABLE State Rank; RUN; The ORDER=freq option in the first line of the syntax tells SAS to order the values in the table in descending order.

## How do you count frequency in SAS?

Proc Freq: 7 Ways to Compute Frequency Statistics in SAS

- Basic Usage.
- Sort output to determine the most/least commonly occurring values.
- Check for Missing Values.
- Create an Output Data Set.
- Use the FORMAT statement to categorize and analyze data.
- Cross-tabulation – Create 2×2 or nxn multi-way tables.
- Produce dot and bar plots.

**How do you get Proc Freq output in a dataset?**

PROC FREQ produces two types of output data sets that you can use with other statistical and reporting procedures. You can request these data sets as follows: Specify the OUT= option in a TABLES statement. This creates an output data set that contains frequency or crosstabulation table counts and percentages.

**Can we use where in Proc Freq?**

2 Answers. If you mean an output dataset, you can put a where clause directly in the output dataset options. I’m not aware of how you can accomplish this only using proc freq but you can redirect the output to a data set and then print the results.

### How do you count missing values in SAS?

Count Missing and Nonmissing NUMERIC Values The SAS function N calculates the number of non-blank numeric values across multiple columns. To count the number of missing numeric values, you can use NMISS function. Note – The N(of x–a) is equivalent to N(x, y, z, a).

### What type of variables are best analyzed in SAS using PROC FREQ?

The PROC FREQ is one of the most frequently used SAS procedures which helps to summarize categorical variable. It calculates count/frequency and cumulative frequency of categories of a categorical variable.

**How does proc means handle missing values?**

PROC MEANS excludes missing values for the analysis variables before calculating statistics. If a class variable has a missing value for an observation, PROC MEANS excludes that observation from the analysis unless you use the MISSING option in the PROC statement or the CLASS statement.

**What is Proc Freq?**

Proc FREQ is a procedure that is used to give descriptive statistics about a particular data set. Proc FREQ is used to create frequency and cross-tabulation tables. It enables analysis at various levels. Associations between variables and responses can be tested and computed.

#### What is frequency missing in Proc Freq?

PROC FREQ treats missing BY variable values like any other BY variable value. The missing values form a separate BY group. If an observation has a missing value for a variable in a TABLES request, by default PROC FREQ does not include that observation in the frequency or crosstabulation table.

#### What is SAS coding?

Scoring code is SAS code that creates new variables or transforms existing variables. The scoring code is usually, but not necessarily, in the form of a single DATA step.

**What is Proc tabulate in SAS?**

| SAS FAQ. Proc tabulate is predominately used to make nice looking tables. Unlike proc freq this procedure can handle multiple variables in the row and column expressions. It can also handle multiple levels in both rows and columns whereas proc freq will only create two variable contingency tables.

**What is a SAS code?**

(1) The downloadable files contain SAS code for performing various multivariate analyses. The code is documented to illustrate the options for the procedures. (2) Some of the code was written before the point-and-click routines in SAS were developed (e.g., the ANALYST routine).