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Main Title PICTURE Perfect: In Depth Look at the PICTURE Format.
Author Croghan, C. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/600/A-04/088; NERL-RTP-HEASD-04-040-B;
Stock Number PB2004-107201
Additional Subjects Templates ; Formats ; Data displays ; Symbols ; Tools ; Interactions ; Structure ; PICTURE format ; Mathematical values ; SAS formats ; Options ; Qualifiers ; Data points
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2004-107201 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/29/2004
Collation 12p
SAS PICTURE format is a very powerful tool. The different options allow the display of data in a more picturesque manner adding symbols, qualifiers, and comments to the data points without modifying the data. With a PICTURE format one can create a series of templates for displaying the data. The PICTURE format even allows the user to generate their own date and time formats. In addition to the options available with the VALUE formats, PICTURE format has options such as DATATYPE, NOEDIT, PREFIX, MULTIPLIER, and FILL. With its multitude of options, the PICTURE format is very impressive, but it can also be confusing. It is not always clear how different options will interact. If not carefully applied, the PICTURE format can produce misleading information. This presentation will look at the structure and the options available, removing some of the mystery of the PICTURE format and revealing a powerful formatting tool.