Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 18:31:44 +0100
Reply-To: Adrienne M Jenn <Adie@BIKEHOUSE.DEMON.CO.UK>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Adrienne M Jenn <Adie@BIKEHOUSE.DEMON.CO.UK>
Organization: PAF Consulting Ltd
Subject: Re: Who visited SeUGI 19??
>Unfortunately, I was not there, but have a hard time to swallow that all
>papers were equally poor. What unit did you use to measure their quality?
>AFAIK, SEUGI papers, as opposed to SUGI aticles, are traditionally less
>programmer- and more user-oriented, so they might be perceived as contents
>by a head-down coder like myself - which of course does not make them
>useless or poor.
The measure Ive used is that this was my sixth Seugi conference. What I
was most disappointed with was the lack of new things coming from SAS,
especially in the area of general coding.
I have been using ODS and proc template extensively and wished to see
more of what other people were doing. Obviously SAS cant decide what
people wish to present but there seemed to be lack of Partner
presentations and booths. I spoke to several people who said they have
tendered papers and these had been rejected.
I have wondered whether this was a backlash from Dublin where a lot of
papers were from partners, if it is then perhaps SAS have gone too far.
Hope that helps.
Adrienne M Jenn