Re: problem when installing SAS. windows x64 does not support SAS? #2
Take a look at:
On Wed, 14 May 2008 07:54:57 -0700, elodie.gillain@GMAIL.COM wrote:
>I am trying to install SAS on a Vista machine.
>The setup wizard says that Windows x64 does not support the SAS
>version I am trying to install.
>What can I do?
>I greatly appreciate your help.
...Re: SAS 9.2 Update on problem re Help files #2
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32792 - SAS prompts you to rebuild the index when you press F1 to
request help while running a SAS procedure in SAS 9.2
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Date Last Updated: 11AUG2008
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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: 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...SAS/Warehouse Administrator Problem?? or SAS/ACCESS problem?? #2
I've built a process in SAS/Warehouse Administrator, where i'm trying
to extract distinct cities from the 3 tables(source schema) in Oracle
into a new table (target schema) called CITY and again into UniqueCity
(target schema) bcos of some redundancy. The process looks like this.
...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: FTP problem in SAS v9.2 #2
The problem may be with Windows Firewall/McAfee/Other Antivirus
programs blocking all but some programs from using FTP.
> Our program run on z/OS, but the same problem occurs on windows.
> There is no problem accessing the same ftp server from a native ftp client, and ping works as well.
> I have opened an issue with SAS.
...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: SAS time problem and formula problem #2
Please re-post your second question and present the formula in-line, as
part of the message. SAS-L does not allow attachments.
Also make it a separate posting, with its own subject. When a person has
two or more unrelated questions, there is no reason to bundle them in one
posting. It's not as if one has to pay for postage. Making a separate
posting for each question, with appropriate subjects, makes it much easier
to carry on and follow the discussions.
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 11:51:14 +0000, Vijay Reddi <Vijay.Reddi@SSL-
>I have two probl...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: Newbie SAS Array problem (take 2) #2
Nice, good. But you should also declare your arrays dxnum and diagnum as
being of character type. And I would even completely avoid this kind of
solution. I would use a format instead (with some arrays or some macro
Create a format for your 46 diagnose codes, like:
'4270' = 'Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia'
.............and so on.............
And if it is just for presentation then never create a variable with the
textual diagnoses, but use the code variables (dx#) instead with the
format. If you really n...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: 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: SAS 9.2 Update on problem re Help files
On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:25:35 -0400, "Peter Flom"
> Hi again
> A week ago, I asked this list about a problem with 9.2: When you click
> "help" it runs an index, but it doesn't save the index when you quite
> SAS, so, each time you quit SAS, you lose the index.
> Replies received here did not work, so I wrote to SAS.
> They said, essentially, that it's a known bug, and they are working on
So you're responsible for the item in today's Tech Support Notes.
Congratulations! That's almost as good as having a disease that gets
you mentioned in the MMWR.
> Peter L. Flom, PhD
> Statistical Consultant
> www DOT peterflom DOT com
email@example.com <== Use this, not firstname.lastname@example.org
...Re: SAS Problem. #2
sas__l@HOTMAIL.COM expertly replied:
>Hello, use SAS dates for computing time intervals and such..
>what is this? Has these two id's been hospitalized 5 times
>in this short period? Poor fellas!
>Is "enter" .. well, entering .. and "disc" a folowing visit, or?
>Please explain if this doesn't get you going.
> input enter : ddmmyy10. disc : ddmmyy10. x $ 23 id 25;
> interval=intck( 'days', enter, disc);
> . . . . .
Yes. I agree. Good points all.
And, since SAS dates are just the number of days since 1/...Re: Problem Notes for SAS
I have occasionally thought about subscribing to this particular list,
but have never gotten around to it.
One reason is potential volume -- about how many messages does this
subscription generate in an average day or week?
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 10:24 AM
Subject: Problem Notes for SAS
just to let you know who doesn't already, I find the problem notes for
feed is a good one to subscribe:
The items are all varied. Some are specific to a product or a solution;
are general. Some are useful like this one, pointing out the limitations
Some are not good. For example, i think the main point of the note below
that the error message does not match the cause. the title, however,
misses the point and states something so obvious that it is not
at all -- any application will/should error out when it is fed with a
enough input string. I would rather worry if it doesn't. :-)
...Re: SAS 9.2 Update on problem re Help files #3
Yes, I encountered the same problem, although I hadn't got around to
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On Aug 25, 2008, at 6:25 AM, Peter Flom wrote:
> Hi again
> A week ago, I asked this list about a problem with 9.2: When you
> click "help" it runs an index, but it doesn't save the index when
> you quite SAS, so, each time you quit SAS, you lose the index.
> Replies received here did not work, so I wrote to SAS.
> They said, essentially, that it's a known bug, and they are working
> on it.
> Peter L. Flom, PhD
> Statistical Consultant
> www DOT peterflom DOT com
...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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Subject: Re: Autoexec.sas file Dm"pgm;zoom;"; doesnot wrk in SAS...Re: SAS 8.2 = SAS 8.02 ?
On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 10:29:57 -0500, Igor Kurbeko
>Are SAS releases 8.2 and 8.02 one and the same?
>I wanted to apply hot fix for SAS Release 8.2 (TS2M0) B2BB97.
>But we use SAS 8.02
SAS releases 8.2, 8.02, and 8e refer to the same thing Release 8.2
(TS2M0), at least on Windows platform and likely so in other platforms.
It seems an outcome of the development and marketing not in sync -- which
is much frequent happening in the industry. Like Java 2 is in fact Java
1.2 and above, ms off...Re: EWMA in base SAS / or SAS/STAT? #2
>From: Michael Murff <mysasbox@GMAIL.COM>
>Reply-To: Michael Murff <mysasbox@GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: EWMA in base SAS / or SAS/STAT?
>Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 18:57:15 -0600
>I'm wondering if others are aware of open source coding for Exponentially
>Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) or other advanced time series smoothers (eg.
>holt winters) in base SAS? Just putting out a feeler in the hope that I
>don't have to reinvent the wheel :-)
I'm guessing you're still in that SQC ...Re: Difference Between PC SAS and UNIX SAS #2
I cannot give a complete list by any means for these two systems but there
are functions listed in TS486 that are specific to windows and afaik, Sleep
is one of these. I suggest that you look at the Companion to the ...
Operating System in the online docs for each of these and compare the two
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Difference Between PC SAS and UNIX
Please respond to
Whether there is any difference between PC SAS and UNIX SAS from the
functionality or user point of view.
If there is a difference , kindly can you mention it.
Thanks for the help in advance.
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information w...Re: Deleting SAS Data from a SAS DATASET #2
Chandra - this isn't my expertise area - I'm sure others may have better
ideas but I'll make three comments.
If your datasets have a large number of variables, in your datastep
method a WHERE clause will be more efficient - the IF statement causes
each record to be fully read before it can be selected for deletion. A
WHERE clause would only read the single variable in the case of records
that meet the criteria for deletion.
where snap_dt ne "&end_dt"d;
You probably would be better off changing your data model though - my
first thought would to be to store your data as separate yearly or
monthly files and then access them with a view of the past two years or
24 months. With each month or year you would delete the oldest file and
change the view one time period forward.
*set up the data;
data time1 time2 time3 time4;
do i = 1 to 100;
do t = 1 to 4;
if t=1 then output time1;
if t=2 then output time2;
if t=3 then output time3;
if t=4 then output time4;
*three successive example views;
data filet1 / view=filet1;
set time1 time2;
data filet2 / view=filet2;
set time2 time3;
data filet3 / view=filet3;
set time3 time4;
One more thought - since the data are appended - if the file is not
reordered and you have the record counts from each append - then you can
use firsto...Re: Simple SAS problem #2
data need (drop = _:) ;
set have ;
by sub grp ;
retain _last_num 0 ;
new_num = num + _last_num ;
if last.grp then _last_num = num ;
On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:47:29 -0400, sas geeks <sasgeeks.jk@GMAIL.COM>
> I have the following data
>input sub grp $ num;
>sub grp num
>1 A 12
>1 A 54
>1 A 67
>1 A 88
>1 B 1
>1 B 77
>1 B 98
>1 B 105
>I need the following output
> sub grp num new_num
>1 A 12 12
>1 A 54 54
>1 A 67 67
>1 A 88 88
>1 B 1 89
>1 B 77 165
>1 B 98 186
>1 B 105 193
>Basically i need the last 'num' from the grp A and add that to the 'num'
>grp B to get new_num. I am sure it is very easy for most of you. I am just
>not getting the idea.
...Re: Problem With PC SAS #2
Michael, thanks for taking a look at this. Here is what I have found.
My log shows basically everything you mentioned regarding the signon -
NOTE: Script file 'tcpunix.scr' entered.
NOTE: Logged onto UNIX... Starting remote SAS now.
NOTE: SAS/CONNECT conversation established.
NOTE: Copyright (c) 2002-2003 by SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC,
So, I am able to connect to UNIX.
Then, I ran the suggested libname statements. They worked, so this is
wonderful so far. Here is the log from those:
NOTE: Libref UNIXLIB was successfully assigned as foll...Re: sas to lotus notes? #2
Don Henderson <donaldjhenderson@HOTMAIL.COM> sagely replied to my post:
> Lotus Notes is actually not a mail system at all. It is actually a
> groupware application that pre-dates current standards for the web and
> email. It has had the concept of mail force-fit into it (square peg
> round hole). I say this as a Notes user (with my current employer) who
> love to "suffer" by having our IT folks force me to use Outlook. And
> actually one of our internal Notes support folks who told me that the
> the Notes could not do what...