You can insert comments into a SAS program to document the purpose
of the program, to explain segments of the program, or to describe
the steps in a complex program or calculation. A comment statement
begins and ends with a comment symbol. There are two forms of
ignores text between comment symbols during processing.
following program shows some of the ways comments can be used to
describe a SAS program.
/* Read national sales data for vans */ /* from an external raw data file */ data perm.vansales; infile vandata; input @1 Region $9. @13 Quarter 1. /* Values are 1, 2, 3, or 4 */ @16 TotalSales comma11.; /* Print the entire data set */ proc ...