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Term: Excel

(ek' sel') n.

Microsoft Excel.

Term: exclamation point

(eks klu mA' shun point') n.

the character !, used as a substitute for the vertical bar character.

Also, exclamation mark.


PROC statement option. Exclude nonpositive weights. PSPPR:Statistics. PSPL:Proc Steps:Statistics.

Term: executable

(eks' e kUt' u bul) adj.

1. (of a program) in a form that is ready to execute, as distinguished from other forms that have to be converted before they can be executed.

2. (of a statement) describing a specific action in the execution of program.


3. an executable program.

Term: execute

(eks' e kUt) v.t.

1. to carry out (a plan of action).


2. (of a program or part of a program) to take actions according to the way they were written.

execution, n.


Data step statement. Ref: PSPPR:Data Step Statements. PSPL:Execution:Session. SLRD:Statements.

CALL routine. Ref: PSPPR:CALL Routines. PSPL:Control Flow:Outside Connections. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

Term: executive information system

see EIS.

Term: exhaustive

(ex a:' stiv) adj.

considering or encompassing all possibilities.


Function. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Low-Level I/O Programming:SAS Dataset I/O Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

Term: exit

(ek' sit) n.

1. a user request of a program for it to end.


2. to request, as the user of a program, for the program to end; quit.

SAS word: EXP

Function. Exponential. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

Term: expand

(ek spand') v.t.

to restore (data) from a compressed form.


SAS/ETS. Procedure. Converts sampling frequencies.

Term: explicit

(ex pli' sit) adj.

specifically set forth in a program.


Procedure. Ref: PSPPR:Procedures. PSPL:Execution:The Execution Process.


System option. Ref: PSPPR:System Options. PSPL:Execution:Session. SLRD:SAS System Options.

Term: exponent

(eks' pO nent) Math. n.

a number that indicates the number of times another number (the base) is used as a factor to generate a resulting number; indicated as the right operand of the ** operator. In mathematical notation, an exponent is written as a superscript to the right of the base.

Term: exponentiate

(eks pO nen' chi At) Math. n.

to raise a number to a power.

exponentiation, n. See **.

exponential, adj.

Term: export

(eks' po^rt) v.t.

to convert data to a format that can be used by a different program.


Procedure. Ref: PSPPR:Procedures.

Term: extended table


SAS/AF. a scrollable display of a table in a frame or program entry.

Term: Extensible Markup Language



Term: extension

(eks ten' shun) n.

1. a separately installed program that adds functionality to or changes the behavior of another program, usually an operating system.

2. the last level of a physical file name used as an identifying code to indicate the type of data that the file contains.

Term: extent

(eks tent') Z/OS. n.

a separately identified, contiguous segment of a file.

Term: extranet

(eks' tru net') n.

the extension of an intranet across the Internet. An extranet typically handles communications between a company and its suppliers or customers, but not the general public.

Term: extrapolate

n. (ek strap' u lAt) v.i.

to estimate by extending a pattern or formula beyond the observed range of the pattern or formula.

extrapolation, n.

Term: extrema

Statistics. n.

extreme values; a plural of extreme, definition 3.

Term: extreme

adj. (ek strEm') v.i.

1. being or having the highest or lowest value of a variable; having no other values beyond it.

2. outside the usual range and unlike the usual.


3. an extreme value, or an object or observation that has an extreme value.

Term: extreme programming

See XP.

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