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Dec 30, 2009 6:51 PM
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I am new to using jmp and sas, so I apologize that this may be a simple question. I have a table with values in it, and I would like to create a new table with the same columns and rows, but with a formula applied to the entire new table. I have thousands of columns, so it is not practical to apply the formula column by column. I would really appreciate any suggestions that anyone could offer.

Thanks!

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Dec 31, 2009 8:34 AM
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I searched the forum for: formula many columns . I didn't get an exact hit but did turn up a thread titled "Re: How to apply column properties to multiple columns?" with this link:

http://support.sas.com/forums/click.jspa?searchID=130676&messageID=27311

You want to use "Standardize Attributes" in the Columns Menu.

The "property" you want to apply is a formula. When you have selected "formula" then you will see an "edit formula" button which takes you to the formula editor.

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Dec 31, 2009 11:25 AM
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This sounds like it should work, but it isn't. I know you might not have any further advice, but I guess I will just throw the problem I am having out there.

What I need to do seems really simple. I have multiple columns (say x, y, and z). I want to multiply them all by 25 (e.g., 25*x, 25*y, and 25*z). When I create a formula (e.g., 25*x) and then apply it to the other columns, it applies it literally, not iterively - all the columns become 25*x (instead of 25*y, 25*z).

I tried making a "formula column" with no values in it so that the formula was empty cell*25 and applying that to the other columns, but this just puts empty cells in my table.

Thanks so much for your help - if you have any other suggestions, I would really appreciate them.

Thanks!

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Dec 31, 2009 1:01 PM
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Dec 31, 2009 1:11 PM
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I would ideally like to take my columns x,y,z and replace the values with 25*x, 25*y, 25*z. Either solution would work though. If you have script suggestions, it would be really wonderful. I ws thinking that it just needs a loop that iterates through the columns, but I am really totally new to SAS/JMP. I didn't know how to call the columns. I really appreciate your help.

Thanks,

Christina

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Dec 31, 2009 2:07 PM
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Both assume that all the columns are numeric and that you want to multiply every table cell by 10 (or 25 or whatever...).

Cell Basis:

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Jan 5, 2010 1:10 PM
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Sorry for the delay in getting back with you - and thank you so much! I had some problems with the first script. JMP told me there were errors in the script. It seemed to be something trivial, like ( placement. I may have mis-typed something that I did not catch. I tried running the debugger, but I have not scripted in SAS or JMP before, so when I couldn't resolve the problem in a couple of minutes, I tried the matrix code. That ran beautifully, and didn't take long at all - less than a minute for both tables I needed it for (one has around 41,000 columns and the other has 60,0000). I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help.

Thanks again!