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ra

(rA' dE un) n.

a unit of arc for which the arc length is equal to the radius of the circle. A radian is approximately equal to 57.296 degrees. SAS trigonometric functions use angles measured in radians.

(rA' di O boks) n.

a set of buttons, each representing a different option identified in an associated label, allowing a user to select one option from a set of option by selecting the button associated with that option. The selection of one button in a radio box causes all other buttons in the radio box to be deselected.

(rA' di O but' n) n.

one of the buttons in a radio box.

RAM

(ram') [random access memory] n.

ordinary memory that can be used by a program to contain the objects it creates and uses while it runs.

RANBIN

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the binomial distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANCAU

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the Cauchy distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

Function.

See RAM.

random number

n.

1. a number selected randomly.

2. also, pseudo-random number. a number generated by a mathematical process (a random number generator) that simulates the essential qualities of a random number.

random sample

n.

a sample whose observations are drawn randomly from a population. In statistics, a random sample can be studied to measure qualities of the population it is drawn from.

RANEXP

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the exponential distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANGAM

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the gamma distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

range

(rAnj') n.

1. a set of values considered together, as in the definition of a format.

2. the set of values that may correctly be used for an array subscript.

3. the difference between the highest and lowest value in a sample.

4. a measure of the extent of a set of values.

5. the set of values that a function can return.

RANGE

Statistic. Range. Ref: PSPPR:Descriptive Statistics. PSPL:Proc Steps:Summary Statistics.

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

rank

(rangk') v.t.

1. to arrange in order of magnitude, priority, etc.

n.

2. the relative position that results from ranking, especially when expressed as a sequential number.

RANK

Procedure. Ref: PSPPR:Procedures. SPG.

Function. Ref: PSPPR:Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANNOR

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the normal distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANPERK

CALL routine. Permutations. Ref: PSPPR:CALL Routines. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANPERM

CALL routine. Permutations. Ref: PSPPR:CALL Routines. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANPOI

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the Poisson distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANTBL

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of a distribution table. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANTRI

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the triangle distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.

RANUNI

Function. CALL routine. The random number function of the uniform distribution. Ref: PSPPR:Functions; CALL Routines. PSPL:Functions and CALL Routines:Mathematical Functions. SLRD:Functions and CALL Routines.