**TRUNC**function comes to mind. Indeed, if you look up the

**SAS TRUNC**function, you will find that it does

**truncate**numeric values, but (surprise!) not to a specified number of

**decimal**places; rather it truncates to a specified number of bytes, which is not the same thing for numerics.

Moreover, how do you truncate in SAS?

The **TRUNC** function truncates a full-length number (stored as a double) to a smaller number of bytes, as specified in length and pads the truncated bytes with 0s. The **truncation** and subsequent expansion duplicate the effect of storing numbers in less than full length and then reading them.

Subsequently, question is, how do you round a number in SAS? **ROUND** is the function name; argument is the numeric value or variable you want to have **rounded**; and **rounding**-unit is the unit that you want to result to be **rounded** to (e.g. 10, 100, 0.1, 0.01, 5, etc.) For example, **ROUND**(34.58, 0.1) tells **SAS** to **round** the **number** 34.58 to the nearest tenth. **SAS** will return 34.6.

Likewise, how do you truncate a number?

To **truncate a number**, we miss off digits past a certain point in the **number**, filling-in zeros if necessary to make the truncated **number** approximately the same size as the original **number**. To **truncate a number** to 1 decimal place, miss off all the digits after the first decimal place.

What does truncation mean?

1. To shorten or reduce: The script was **truncated** to leave time for commercials. See Synonyms at shorten. 2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.

## What is a truncate number?

**Truncating**a

**Number**. A method of approximating a decimal

**number**by dropping all decimal places past a certain point without rounding. For example, 3.14159265 can be truncated to 3.1415. Note: If 3.14159265were rounded to the same decimal place, the approximation would be 3.1416.

## What is a truncation symbol?

**Truncation**is a searching technique used in databases in which a word ending is replaced by a

**symbol**. Frequently used

**truncation symbols**include the asterisk (*), a question mark (?) or a dollar sign ($).

## How do I truncate a word?

**truncate**a search

**term**, do a keyword search in a database, but remove the ending of the

**word**and add an asterisk (*) to the end of the

**word**. The database will retrieve results that include every

**word**that begins with the letters you entered.

## What is truncate Excel?

To **truncate** means to shorten an object by cutting it off abruptly. In spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft **Excel** and Google Spreadsheets, both number data is **truncated** with your worksheet using the TRUNC function, while text is **truncated** using the RIGHT or LEFT function.

## How do I truncate a double?

**double**to an int to

**truncate**it. If you want to

**truncate**to the Ones place: simply cast to int.

## What does math truncate do?

**Truncate**() is a

**math**class method which is used to compute an integral part of a specified decimal number or double-precision floating-point number. This method can be overloaded by passing the different type of parameters to it as follows:

**Math**.

**Truncate**(Decimal)

**Math**.

## How do I scan a function in SAS?

**SCAN function in SAS**provides a simple and convenient way to parse out words from character strings.

**The SCAN function in SAS**

- Selecting the nth word in a character string.
- Selecting the last word in a character string.
- Handling different word delimiters.
- Using SCAN with DO LOOPs to parse long character strings.