On Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:03:58 -0400, Philip Rack <PhilRack@MINEQUEST.COM>
>I was out on Alan Churchill's blog and noticed that he's able to read AND
>write SAS data sets now without using SAS. Rather interesting...
It must be incredibly difficult, but this has been done -- Stat/Transfer has
been able to read and write SAS datasets.
I hope SI makes .sas7bdat and related proprietary binary file formats open and
documented. It's been a while they replaced the version 6 binary files (.sd2,
and so forth), and should be stable by now.
It ultimately pays to play nice with others, I believe. :-)