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SAS formatting programs [message #11093] Wed, 26 October 2016 07:48 Go to previous message
mwoolf is currently offline  mwoolf
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Hello.
From January-June 2016, I used the individual and men's recode for my data analysis
(Version 6). I'm using Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (2010-2014).
I was able to read this into SAS with no problem.
However, now I must use the couples data for the same 4 countries and
along with my downloads came SAS programs with formats for each data
type (IR, MR, CR, etc.).
What is the purpose of these format programs? Am I using it to create a dataset
that is different from what I downloaded? If so, I tried changing the libname in
one of the format programs to point to where my downloaded data was located and that didn't work.
I ran my data without running the format program and I retrieved 0 observations.

Please assist as I can't find guidance on the DHS website on these programs.


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