OT: Better Late than Never

Dear SAS-L-ers,

Here is a way-cool seasonal SAS program that Paul (the Hashman) Dorfman, po=
sted to the 'L some long ago yesteryear.

Simply copy and paste it into a SAS Display Manager session, turn on your s=
peakers, click RUN and smile at some of the fun things we can do with SAS b=
esides solve our organization's business information problems!

data holidays;

  retain fmtname '@$holiday';

  length data $3;

  ratio =3D 1.05946309436;

  str1 =3D'A A#B C C#D D#E F F#G G#';

  str2=3D'A BbCbB#DbD EbFbE#GbG Ab';

  o =3D 1;

  do i =3D 0 to 87;

    p =3D 55 * ratio**i;

        data =3D compress(substr(str1,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o);

    output;

        if data^=3Dcompress(substr(str2,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o) then do;

          data =3D compress(substr(str2,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o);

          output;

        end;

        if mod(i,12)=3D2 then o=3Do+1;

  end;

  rename data=3Dstart p=3Dlabel;

  keep fmtname data p;

run;

proc format cntlin=3Dholidays;

run;


%macro play(input);

data _Null_;

  %let i=3D1;

  %do %while(%scan(&input,&i,%str( ))^=3D);

    %let note =3D %scan(&input,&i,%str( ));

        %let pitch =3D %upcase(%scan(&note,1,=3D));

        %let duration =3D %scan(&note,2,=3D);

    %let i =3D %eval(&i+1);

        %if &pitch=3DR %then

          call sleep((1/&duration)*750);

        %else

          call sound(input("&pitch",$holiday.),(1/&duration)*300);

    ;

  %end;

run;

%mend;

%play(%str(

C6=3D1 B5=3D1.5 A5=3D6 G5=3D1 R=3D2 F5=3D2 E5=3D1 D5=3D1 C5=3D1

R=3D2 G5=3D2 A5=3D1 R=3D2 A5=3D2 B5=3D1 R=3D2 B5=3D2 C6=3D.33

C6=3D2 C6=3D2 B5=3D2 A5=3D2 G5=3D2 G5=3D1.5 F5=3D4 E5=3D2

C6=3D2 C6=3D2 B5=3D2 A5=3D2 G5=3D2 G5=3D1.5 F5=3D4 E5=3D2 E5=3D2

E5=3D2 E5=3D2 E5=3D2 E5=3D4 F5=3D4 G5=3D1 R=3D4 F5=3D4 E5=3D4

D5=3D2 D5=3D2 D5=3D2 D5=3D4 E5=3D4 F5=3D1 R=3D4 E5=3D4 D5=3D4

C5=3D2 C6=3D1 A5=3D2 G5=3D1.5 F5=3D6 E5=3D2 F5=3D2 E5=3D1 D5=3D1 C5=3D1

));

Best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!


I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!

Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflec=
t those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodolog=
ies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no war=
ranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People de=
ciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
E-mail: MichaelRaithel@westat.com

Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment

Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second=
 Edition
http://www.sas.com/apps/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=3D1&pc=3D58172

Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
http://www.sas.com/apps/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=3D1&pc=3D60409

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Happy New Year to you, your colleagues, and your family! - Michael A. Raith=
el
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Mike,

I do have to correct the record. This piece was posted by David Ward, whose
presence on SAS-L - and SUGs I attend - I cannot tell you how sorely I miss
ever since he quit the worldly life and dedicated his stupendous talents and
inimitable heart to what he sees as a higher purpose. It was merely my
homage to David that sometime around Christmas of 2007, I offered my own
$.02 in the same spirit and using a little simpler and different language to
code SAS music:

http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0712D&L=sas-l&P=R1743
http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0712D&L=sas-l&P=R2457

which operates in exactly same way - just cut, paste, and run.

Happy New Year, Y'all!

Kind regards
------------
Paul Dorfman
Jax, FL
------------

On Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:29:37 -0500, Michael Raithel
<michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM> wrote:

>Dear SAS-L-ers,
>
>Here is a way-cool seasonal SAS program that Paul (the Hashman) Dorfman,
posted to the 'L some long ago yesteryear.
>
>Simply copy and paste it into a SAS Display Manager session, turn on your
speakers, click RUN and smile at some of the fun things we can do with SAS
besides solve our organization's business information problems!
>
>data holidays;
>
>  retain fmtname '@$holiday';
>
>  length data $3;
>
>  ratio = 1.05946309436;
>
>  str1 ='A A#B C C#D D#E F F#G G#';
>
>  str2='A BbCbB#DbD EbFbE#GbG Ab';
>
>  o = 1;
>
>  do i = 0 to 87;
>
>    p = 55 * ratio**i;
>
>        data = compress(substr(str1,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o);
>
>    output;
>
>        if data^=compress(substr(str2,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o) then do;
>
>          data = compress(substr(str2,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o);
>
>          output;
>
>        end;
>
>        if mod(i,12)=2 then o=o+1;
>
>  end;
>
>  rename data=start p=label;
>
>  keep fmtname data p;
>
>run;
>
>proc format cntlin=holidays;
>
>run;
>
>
>%macro play(input);
>
>data _Null_;
>
>  %let i=1;
>
>  %do %while(%scan(&input,&i,%str( ))^=);
>
>    %let note = %scan(&input,&i,%str( ));
>
>        %let pitch = %upcase(%scan(&note,1,=));
>
>        %let duration = %scan(&note,2,=);
>
>    %let i = %eval(&i+1);
>
>        %if &pitch=R %then
>
>          call sleep((1/&duration)*750);
>
>        %else
>
>          call sound(input("&pitch",$holiday.),(1/&duration)*300);
>
>    ;
>
>  %end;
>
>run;
>
>%mend;
>
>%play(%str(
>
>C6=1 B5=1.5 A5=6 G5=1 R=2 F5=2 E5=1 D5=1 C5=1
>
>R=2 G5=2 A5=1 R=2 A5=2 B5=1 R=2 B5=2 C6=.33
>
>C6=2 C6=2 B5=2 A5=2 G5=2 G5=1.5 F5=4 E5=2
>
>C6=2 C6=2 B5=2 A5=2 G5=2 G5=1.5 F5=4 E5=2 E5=2
>
>E5=2 E5=2 E5=2 E5=4 F5=4 G5=1 R=4 F5=4 E5=4
>
>D5=2 D5=2 D5=2 D5=4 E5=4 F5=1 R=4 E5=4 D5=4
>
>C5=2 C6=1 A5=2 G5=1.5 F5=6 E5=2 F5=2 E5=1 D5=1 C5=1
>
>));
>
>Best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
>
>
>I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
>
>Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only
and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability.
People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
>
>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>Michael A. Raithel
>"The man who wrote the book on performance"
>E-mail: MichaelRaithel@westat.com
>
>Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
>
>Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second
Edition
>http://www.sas.com/apps/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=1&pc=58172
>
>Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
>http://www.sas.com/apps/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=1&pc=60409
>
>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>Happy New Year to you, your colleagues, and your family! - Michael A.
Raithel
>+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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sashole (972)
12/30/2009 4:12:33 AM
Nice !!

thanks Mike for sharing.

Dani Fernandez.
Barcelona


2009/12/29 Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@westat.com>:
> Dear SAS-L-ers,
>
> Here is a way-cool seasonal SAS program that Paul (the Hashman) Dorfman, posted to the 'L some long ago yesteryear.
>
> Simply copy and paste it into a SAS Display Manager session, turn on your speakers, click RUN and smile at some of the fun things we can do with SAS besides solve our organization's business information problems!
>
> data holidays;
>
>  retain fmtname '@$holiday';
>
>  length data $3;
>
>  ratio = 1.05946309436;
>
>  str1 ='A A#B C C#D D#E F F#G G#';
>
>  str2='A BbCbB#DbD EbFbE#GbG Ab';
>
>  o = 1;
>
>  do i = 0 to 87;
>
>    p = 55 * ratio**i;
>
>        data = compress(substr(str1,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o);
>
>    output;
>
>        if data^=compress(substr(str2,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o) then do;
>
>          data = compress(substr(str2,mod(i,12)*2+1,2)||o);
>
>          output;
>
>        end;
>
>        if mod(i,12)=2 then o=o+1;
>
>  end;
>
>  rename data=start p=label;
>
>  keep fmtname data p;
>
> run;
>
> proc format cntlin=holidays;
>
> run;
>
>
> %macro play(input);
>
> data _Null_;
>
>  %let i=1;
>
>  %do %while(%scan(&input,&i,%str( ))^=);
>
>    %let note = %scan(&input,&i,%str( ));
>
>        %let pitch = %upcase(%scan(&note,1,=));
>
>        %let duration = %scan(&note,2,=);
>
>    %let i = %eval(&i+1);
>
>        %if &pitch=R %then
>
>          call sleep((1/&duration)*750);
>
>        %else
>
>          call sound(input("&pitch",$holiday.),(1/&duration)*300);
>
>    ;
>
>  %end;
>
> run;
>
> %mend;
>
> %play(%str(
>
> C6=1 B5=1.5 A5=6 G5=1 R=2 F5=2 E5=1 D5=1 C5=1
>
> R=2 G5=2 A5=1 R=2 A5=2 B5=1 R=2 B5=2 C6=.33
>
> C6=2 C6=2 B5=2 A5=2 G5=2 G5=1.5 F5=4 E5=2
>
> C6=2 C6=2 B5=2 A5=2 G5=2 G5=1.5 F5=4 E5=2 E5=2
>
> E5=2 E5=2 E5=2 E5=4 F5=4 G5=1 R=4 F5=4 E5=4
>
> D5=2 D5=2 D5=2 D5=4 E5=4 F5=1 R=4 E5=4 D5=4
>
> C5=2 C6=1 A5=2 G5=1.5 F5=6 E5=2 F5=2 E5=1 D5=1 C5=1
>
> ));
>
> Best of luck in all of your SAS endeavors!
>
>
> I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
>
> Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Michael A. Raithel
> "The man who wrote the book on performance"
> E-mail: MichaelRaithel@westat.com
>
> Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
>
> Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
> http://www.sas.com/apps/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=1&pc=58172
>
> Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
> http://www.sas.com/apps/pubscat/bookdetails.jsp?catid=1&pc=60409
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Happy New Year to you, your colleagues, and your family! - Michael A. Raithel
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
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Apologies to you "northerners: who are used to this kind of thing, but it is snowing with slight accumulations in Austin, Texas. Watch the national news tonight for video of trucks sliding sideways on the interstate. We don't know how to drive in this stuff. Richard Funny we have 18" on the ground currently "Richard Doyle" <rdoyle@manitex.com> wrote in message news:c0iu28$188002$1@ID-182008.news.uni-berlin.de... > Apologies to you "northerners: who are used to this kind of thing, but it is > snowing with slight accumulations in Austin, Texas. Watch...

Re: OT: Congratulations Canada
Shawn Gordan says:=20 > On your wise election of the conservatives, sadly our own liberals=20 > will now have to look to Venezuela to go to when they loose=20 > the next election. Yes, but isn't a conservative in Canada still to the left of Karl Marx? ;^) Tracy Johnson Measurement Specialties, Inc.=20 BT NNNN * To join/leave the list, search archives, change list settings, * * etc., please visit http://raven.utc.edu/archives/hp3000-l.html * Tracy Johnson wrote: >Shawn Gordon says: >> On your wise election of the conservatives...

Console OT...XBOX?
Ok, so I have a bit o' cash to spend and already own a PS2...but...I was thinking of picking up an XBox too. Has anyone got any Pro's/Con's to encourage me, or otherwise in the right direction? I've found a number of games only available for the XBox that I would love to own, but as the same goes for the PS2, having console specific games means that I will have to pick up the XBox in order to satisfy my needs...but I'd still like to hear your opinions... ....also, if any of you have horror stories, re. the XBox...feel free to share. Thanks, Ray You don't think...

OT: Earbuds
For those using earbuds to listen to music, play games, etc., which brand do you use and are they comfortable? I bought a Sony mp3 player and the earbuds that came with it made my ears really sore after the 3rd day. Someone here at work has the Bose earbuds, but they are like $80 here in the U.S. Yikes. Morvak wrote: > For those using earbuds to listen to music, play games, etc., which > brand do you use and are they comfortable? > > I bought a Sony mp3 player and the earbuds that came with it made my > ears really sore after the 3rd day. > > Someone here at work has t...