Better late than never...
During my holiday travels, when I am usually piss-poor at keeping up with blogs, the lovely and dedicated Plain(s)Feminist was kind enough to tag me with a little game. In this game, one is supposed to do the following:
1. Go to the nearest book in your reach and turn to page 123.
2. Go to the fifth sentence of the book.
3. Copy the next three sentences, then tag someone else.
Ever the cooperative schmuck, I figure I may as well go along with all this.
As it happens, when I read her little challenge I was working on my dissertation research, which means that the nearest book in my reach was, "SAS User's Guide 1979 Edition."** Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am a pathetic bastard.
Opening up to page 123, and starting at the fifth sentence:***
"MEANS list of effects / options;
Means can be computed for any effect involving CLASS variables whether or not the effect is in the model. Any number of MEANS statements may be used before and/or after the MODEL statement. Here is an example:
CLASSES A B C;
MODEL Y=A B C;
MEANS A B C A*B;
Means will be printed for each level of the variables A, B, and C, for the combined levels of A and B."
Now wasn't that exciting? I know I'm all a-twitter!
In the interests of enabling other people's procrastination I suppose I should tag some additional folks, thus completing my participation in all this. For such a purpose I choose Brayden, Tom, and Tina (who occasionally posts right here on Total Drek).
* I just have better things to do right now than spend time learning new software that facillitates the time-suck that is blogging.
** Still useful after all these years because SAS never changes anything.
*** Keeping in mind that the SAS Institute has only the loosest understanding of English punctuation and grammar, thus making it difficult to identify sentences.