## FREQ Statement

**FREQ** * variable ***;**

When a FREQ statement appears, each observation in the
input data set is assumed to represent *n* observations,
where *n* is the value of the FREQ variable.
The analysis produced using a FREQ statement is the same
as an analysis produced using a data set that contains *n*
observations in place of each observation in the input data set.
When the procedure determines degrees of freedom for significance
tests, the total number of observations is considered to
be equal to the sum of the values of the FREQ variable.
If the value of the FREQ variable is missing or is less
than 1, the observation is not used in the analysis.
If the value is not an integer, only the integer portion is used.

The FREQ statement must appear before the
first RUN statement, or it is ignored.

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