Re: suggest: improve SAS Deployment Wizard for SAS v9.2, phase 2 #2
> From: A Little Birdie
> I just searched the SAS-L archives (should have done that
> first) and found references to these two pages:
> Have you seen this page?
> http://support.sas.com/kb/35/631.html <---<<< NICE!
> It looks like it addresses your needs, and might be something
> nice to add to the SASCo...Re: SAS 9.2 Phase 2 #2
That is correct -- Phase 2 updates the "Foundation" products (Base SAS, SAS=
/GRAPH, etc.), and also I believe is the first release for BI and some othe=
r server-based products like that. (We don't license these, so I haven't lo=
oked into this in detail.) My understanding is also that the "foundation" p=
roducts must be completely reinstalled going from Phase 1 to Phase 2.
If your bug is in the Problem Notes, you might be able to check there to se=
e whether it is corrected in Phase 2.
From: D T [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:33 AM
To: Mike Rhoads; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [SAS-L] SAS 9.2 Phase 2
Is SAS 9.2 phase 2 the update to the first version of 9.2? I am waiting for=
the update since there is supposed to be a correction to a bug within the =
survey procedures ... can you confirm this? Also, if that's correct, how do=
you get it? I couldn't find an announcement on the SAS website ...
> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:23:27 -0400
> From: RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM
> Subject: Re: [SAS-L] SAS 9.2 Phase 2
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> It is now shipping, at least in the U.S. as of last week, or so I've been=
told from reliable sources. (I'm a little surprised they didn't make a big=
ger deal of it at the conference.)
> I don't know about abroad. I've heard that new releases can be...Re: SAS 9.2 Update on problem re Help files #2
SNOTES is an approximately daily email from SAS STech Support listing
the new or changed usage notes since the last email. So the item
pertaining to you was:
32792 - SAS prompts you to rebuild the index when you press F1 to
request help while running a SAS procedure in SAS 9.2
Release(s) Reported: 9.2
Date Created: 28JUL2008
Date Last Updated: 11AUG2008
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You'll get an extra email on most workdays, but if you subscribe to
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It has news about tech support office hours and a few other things.
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:10:05 -0400 (GMT-04:00), "Peter Flom"
> Hi Jack
> I don't think I've ever looked at tech support notes ..... where is it?
> Is it useful for browsing?
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Jack Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: Aug 25, 2008 11:08 AM
> >To: Peter Flom <email@example.com>, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> >Subject: Re: [SAS-L] SAS 9.2 Updat...Re: SAS Sample 1728 Was ---> Re: SAS Sample 1727 #2
I am not sure that the SI Tech Support examples should have all the error
checking that Chang wanted to throw in the macro. The examples should be
clear concise and easy to read and get going, as well as be illistrative.
Too much error checking in an example well is just over kill and even
detrimental to an example. However, any code solution on the SI Tech
Support web sit should follow basic rules of good practices and sound
advice. Such as with thier macros having atleast a somewhat good Macro
Look at Example SAS Sample 1728:
The first method well lets say is soooo bad...Re: suggest: improve SAS Deployment Wizard for SAS v9.2, phase 2
Subject: Re: v9.2 phase 2, page update
"Make the installation of SAS BI Server easier!"
Just remember that the majority of us are still just installing only
SAS Foundation v9.2, and possibly Enterprise Guide v4.2
My rant/suggestion to Tech Support has been addressed.
I have added notes about my conversation with Tech Support
to this sas community wiki page:
summary: if you have Build # greater than or equal to 28
then you can dispense with ForceInstall.
Ronald J. Fehd, IT Spec
HelpDesk Level 3: SAS
CDC S...Re: SAS/DMS library default library allocations using SAS V8.2 on #2
The library allocations have to be stored <somewhere>, otherwise you
wouldn't continue to get the prompt. You can look under your userid to see
if it's there (though I suspect you've already done that), but a better
question would be directed at the SAS sysadmin--ask them where these
profiles/customizations are stored (the sasuser.profile is the generic
one--your personal one is concatenated along with it). You may be able to
see your session info under your userid tso log (shows usage information),
though off the top of my head I can't remember if it captures al...Re: Running SAS jobs sequentially in batch mode
> Note that unless you clean up work datasets and any macro variables
created by each production job, subsequent jobs will not be starting in
a pristine environment. It may be a good idea to include a new program
between each production job to kill all work datasets and query
sashelp.vmacro to create %symdel statements to delete macro variables.
Would you be kind enough to give sample statements to do the CLEANING
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From: SAS(r) Discussion [m...Re: Status of EG 4.2 and SAS 9.2 #2
This is truly shocking and sad. My guess is serious metadata migration
issues are holding the "phase 2" release with the massive redesign of the
metadata server... I really want this release for the production
statistical graphics (we are server based with EG usage, so 9.2 won't work
yet) and the new EG interface.
Thanks for the replies so far, hoping someone else can provide a solid
answer, but maybe there isn't one?
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Jack Hamilton <email@example.com>wrote:
> It's been delayed so many times that everyone has given up predicting.
> Jack Hamilton
> Videtis illam spirare libertatis auram
> On Sep 26, 2008, at 3:03 pm, JH wrote:
> Nobody has a scoop on "Phase 2" of 9.2? I too am waiting b/c I need
>> SAS/QC and we can't upgrade our server install until Phase 2 with 9.2
>> of /QC is out.
>> What are the leaks about when we'll really see it? At SGF, I heard
>> "Fall 08" and last I spoke with a birdie I heard "early 09". Anyone
>> else more knowledgable?
>> On Sep 25, 10:55 am, step...@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US (Stephen McDaniel)
>>> Can anyone give me insight as to the release timing of SAS 9.2
>>> (Server) with
>>> EG 4.2? This year, early next year, etc.
...Re: Please share: Updated PC SAS 9.2 phase 1 to 9.2 phase 2 #2
your comment about JBoss indicates you're doing a server install
you want to choose:
Select Deployment Type
( ) ...
(*) Install Additional Software
check only these two Products
(*) SAS Enterprise Guide
( ) SAS Formats library for Teradata
(*) SAS Foundation
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Davis
> Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:12 PM
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Please share: Updated PC S...Re: SAS 8.2 #2
I'm stunned !
A suitable pc for running SAS9 (in UK !) costs less
than base SAS for one year, and perhaps is below the
cost of one add-on module like SAS/Graph or SAS/Access
to PC File Formats.
So why not buy a suitable PC and get the latest SAS ?
If that hardware outlay is steep, get the interim
solution of SAS/Learning Edition 2 for the first
It seems a financially easier direction than becoming
adept in the out-of-date SAS8.2 release - - - IMHO
You cannot run SAS on a zero budget.
Of course, SAS Institute might break its habits and
allow you to have the software for nothing (?)...RE : Re: copulas and SAS #2
Do you have any examples with S+?
rdporto1 <firstname.lastname@example.org> a �crit :
if what you want is a PROC like S+ copula functions, I don't think
SAS has it yet. SAS uses a Normal copula in PROC MODEL but it
doesn't do any goodness of fit test or similar.
It seems that David will recomend some alternative approach but
if you HAS TO use copulas, then you will have to program it.
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Data: T...Re: Autoexec.sas file Dm"pgm;zoom;"; doesnot wrk in SAS 9.2 #2
The PGM is the editor window up through v6.12
but also still exists today.
For the Enhanced Editor you can use:
dm editor 'zoom' wedit ;
Hope this is helpful.
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From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Ace
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 5:49 AM
Subject: Re: Autoexec.sas file Dm"pgm;zoom;"; doesnot wrk in SAS...Re: R vs. SAS (was Replacement for SAS (SPSS vs. SAS, redux)) #2
Sounds like R is the SAS equivalent of Linux .. who are incidentally in all
sorts of a copy left/right mess at the moment.
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 09:39:37 -0500, Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG> wrote:
>I use both SAS and R; I"ve used SAS for 10 or 15 years, R for about 6
>months - 1 year.
>Each has strengths and weaknesses; I'd not like to give up either.
>Strengths of SAS (esp. compared to R)
>Tech support - I have SAS tech support's phone number and our license
>number memorized. They're great.
>SAS-L - There's also an R-help list...Re: Ranges in sas? (was RE: Re: data step vs Proc sql) #2
Ooooh--interesting--thanks! I'll play with that...
From: SAS(r) Discussion on behalf of Rickards, Clinton (GE Consumer Finance)
Sent: Thu 4/20/2006 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: Ranges in sas? (was RE: Re: data step vs Proc sql)
Exactly. the only trick is that the range values must be integers.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 3:57 PM
Subject: Ranges in sas? (was RE: Re: data step vs Proc sql)
...Re: Easiest way to make sure 2 sas programs (2 files) are the same? #2
I think it only copies and only on UNIX.
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From: Pardee, Roy [mailto:pardee.r@GHC.ORG]
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: Easiest way to make sure 2 sas programs (2 files) are the
cp myfirstprog.sas mysecondprog.sas
LOL--sorry, couldn't resist.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Frida...Re: SAS job levels redux was Re: Re: 4 WEEKS TO NESUG !!! #2
...or a statistician ;-)
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mary
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: SAS job levels redux was Re: Re: 4 WEEKS TO NESUG !!!
Just curious, on our other tread (anectodal, I know, which is terrible statistics...).
Do you happen to know if this guy had any formal training in programming? Also, was he a consultant or a permanent employee??
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Flom
To: SAS...Re: SAS 9.2 documentation #2
It's a total mess. Not only does it build an index each time I run help with indexing, but what you get could be
anything - it could be what we are all used to, or it could be a link to the drop down menus, and it's very hard to
figure out what you will get
>From: Kevin Myers <KevinMyers@AUSTIN.RR.COM>
>Sent: Jul 31, 2009 1:33 PM
>Subject: Re: SAS 9.2 documentation
>I definitely agree regarding the 9.2 documentation being much more difficult
>to navigate. That especially struck me ...Re: SAS 8.2 under WinXP #2
On your desktop, right click the "My Computer" icon and select the
"Properties" item. You will get a pop-up dialog form with the title "System
Properties." Click to the "Advanced" tab in the form, and then click the
"Settings" button inside the "Performance" area. You will get another
pop-up dialog form with the title "Performance Options". Under the "Visual
Effects" tab, you can choose to boost your computer's performance by
eliminating some or all of the visual effects in XP. I think the "Fad...Re: SAS 9.2 Phase 2
It is now shipping, at least in the U.S. as of last week, or so I've been told from reliable sources. (I'm a little surprised they didn't make a bigger deal of it at the conference.)
I don't know about abroad. I've heard that new releases can be slower to arrive there.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of GADI_B@MALAM.COM
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:51 AM
Subject: SAS 9.2 Phase 2
Does anyone know when SAS 9.2 Phase 2 will be available?
...Re: SAS 9.2 issue #2
> From: Kevin F. Spratt
> I'm running 9.2 in the Windows XP environment and
> have noted that when I run jobs originally run
> on 9.1.3 I sometimes don't get the messages
> in my log summarizing data set obs etc. that
> I always got when running under 9.1.3.
> If this is a new feature or due to a different default,
> how do I change it back so that my log tells me these things?
this sounds like you have
Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov
...Re: Sparklines was Re: sas graph #2
Another useful option rather than COLOR is
specifies a line type for the axis line. Valid values for line-type are
0 through 46.
If you specify STYLE=0, the axis line is not drawn. The default is 1, a
This is an option on the AXIS statement.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
On Behalf Of Huang, Ya
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:20 PM
Subject: RE: Sparklines was Re: sas graph
The advantage of using color=white to make the axis 'disa...RE: Re: wxGTK 2.4.2 / GTK+ 2.6.2 Drag and Drop locks up #2
Kevin - I'd love to do just that (I've already built 2.5.3 and am
perusing the CVS logs for deltas as I compose this), but my boss(es) are
big on only deploying 3rd-party libraries which have been blessed as
"stable" to our customers (yes, I'm on a commercial endeavor), and it's
hard for me to blame them from a risk standpoint.
I look forward to 2.6 (or whatever is to be the next stable release).
To that point - can someone point me to the
policies/criteria/processes/thresholds/heuristics for deeming a
particular release as a "snapshot" or "st...Re: Please share: Updated PC SAS 9.2 phase 1 to 9.2 phase 2
D T wrote:
> I am following Ronald Fehd's thread, but am also very interested
>in finding out if anyone else has experiences with updating single PC
>SAS 9.2 phase 1 to phase 2? Did you have problems? Would you recommend
>it? Also, can someone clarify what is considered metadata in the
>of this migration?
I downloaded phase 2 a couple days ago and today I decided to install it
on a test machine. It did not go smoothly. At one point I did have SAS
working and could run programs, but the install process was very
perplexing. Here are some observations.
9.2 ph...Re: Please share: Updated PC SAS 9.2 phase 1 to 9.2 phase 2 #3
Thank you=2C Jerry! I appreciate your feedback!
> Date: Thu=2C 14 May 2009 16:12:22 -0400
> From: jwd@UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: [SAS-L] Please share: Updated PC SAS 9.2 phase 1 to 9.2 phas=
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> D T wrote:
> > I am following Ronald Fehd's thread=2C but am also very interested
> >in finding out if anyone else has experiences with updating single PC
> >SAS 9.2 phase 1 to phase 2? Did you have problems? Would you recommend
> >it? Also=2C can someone clarify what is considered metadata in the...