Absolute value of column in SAS – ABS() function

Absolute value of the column in SAS is calculated using ABS() Function in SAS. ABS() Function in SAS takes column as argument and calculates absolute value of the column.

SYNTAX – ABS() function

ABS(column)

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The following statements illustrate the ABS() Function:

So we will be using STATE_SCORE Table in our example
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Absolute Value of column in SAS – ABS()

ABS() Function in SAS takes column as argument and converts column to Absolute value.

data STATE_SCORE; 
set STATE_SCORE; 
absolute_score = ABS(Hindex_score); 
run; 

So the resultant table with absolute value of the column calculated will be

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