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Date:   Mon, 26 Jun 2000 08:21:25 -0600
Reply-To:   jerry Durbin <Jerry_Durbin@BC.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:   jerry Durbin <Jerry_Durbin@BC.COM>
Subject:   Re: Use of the SAS programming language
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I've been using SAS in several mainframe environments since 1986. It is an excellent "tool" for creating any number of detailed or summary reports in wide variety of ways and even maintaining/manipulating/massaging NON-SAS related data or applications. i.e., I've used it to synchronize security product database changes of over 150,000 users on a daily basis, created & maintained computer billing related data for our machine usage, simplified complex vendor reports into "user friendly" reports - the list could go on & on & on - the only limitation I've found thus far is my own limitations of creativity - as with any other "tool" one might have in their toolbox, it is a very useful "tool - programming language" - once you understand the basics -

Of course, each persons mileage varies & the results are based upon interpretations & usage. :))

Cheers! JD

> -----Original Message----- > From: Hays McLean [SMTP:hays.mclean@AMSOUTH.COM] > Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 7:52 AM > To: SAS-L@VM.MARIST.EDU > Subject: Re: Use of the SAS programming language > > I used SAS for 9 years in financial modeling. We were not using it for > statistics, at all. When you have, for example, a large number of product > codes with various kinds of characteristics that you are defining or > projecting, eg. unit sales projections, price per unit, cost per unit, > etc., SAS is excellent because the same data step code can be used whether > you are adding products or eliminating products. Output of SAS data steps > (data sets) can be read by other SAS data steps easily and used to develop > further data sets and end-product reports. > > Just one example. > > Hays McLean > AmSouth Bank > > 205-326-4849 > > > > > Kevin Bass <akil1@MINDSPRING.COM> on 06/25/2000 11:22:49 AM > > Please respond to Kevin Bass <> > > > > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > > From: > > > cc: (bcc: Hays McLean/BIRMINGHAM/AL/AMSOUTH BANK) > > > > Subject: Use of the SAS programming language > > > > > > > > > How can the SAS programming language be used other than for statistics? > > Kevin

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