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Difference between ADD and COMPUTE

 
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sivakumarsalem
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Difference between ADD and COMPUTE
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Add AB TO C
EVALUATE C=A+B

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject:
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no difference.

The statements should be:
ADD A, B TO C
COMPUTE C = A + B

COMPUTE is generally used for complex statements.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:15 am    Post subject:
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This is from the manual:
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With the COMPUTE statement, arithmetic operations can be combined without the restrictions on receiving data items imposed by the rules for the ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, and DIVIDE statements.

When arithmetic operations are combined, the COMPUTE statement can be more efficient than the separate arithmetic statements written in a series.


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