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Date:         Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:32:07 -0400
Reply-To:     Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Gerhard Hellriegel <ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE>
Subject:      Re: SAS exits without warning or error message

Thats MVS (OS/390) specific and cannot be the reason. That's also not so in MVS online. By the way: that is a JCL problem if you use instream data.

//SYSIN DD * /*** SAS comment will end program ***/ data test; x=1; /* this is ignored */

because /* means "end of instream data". You can avoid that behaviour with:

//SYSIN DD*,DLM=$$ /* this will not end the program */ data test; x=1; $$ only this will!

I think it would be a good idea to write the log to a file with altlog or proc printto. That can lead to the data-problem, which seems to be the reason.

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 16:10:43 GMT, randy cartwright <randall.cartwright@GTE.NET> wrote:

>I don't know about WIN2K, but in some processing systems having the /* >comment designator in the first two columns indicates an end-of-file and >brings SAS to a complete halt without any abends or error messages. ( I >know this from personal experience.) You may want to check and see what >columns your comments start in. > > >Dietrich Alte wrote in message <3CBBCFF8.4795A914@uni-greifswald.de>... >>Dear all, >> >>while processing a PROC BOXPLOT statement, SAS (8.2 on WIN2K) exits >>without any warning or error message. I have routed the graph to a >>file with gsfname. The behaviour is new, I have done this before many >>times. Code follows below. Did anybody see this behaviour, too? >> >> >>------ SAS CODE ----------------------------- >> >>GOPTIONS RESET=ALL >> GSFNAME = grafout >> GSFMODE = replace >> FTEXT = HWCGM006 >> HTEXT = 3.5 >> HSIZE = 15CM >> VSIZE = 10CM >> HORIGIN = 0CM >> VORIGIN = 0CM >> CBACK = white >> CPATTERN = black >> NOBORDER >> CSYMBOL = black >> DEVICE = CGMOF97L >> DISPLAY >> GUNIT = PCT >> LFACTOR = 2 >> NOCELL >> ; >> >>Filename grafout >> "C:\WORKSPACE\SHIP\SHIP-0\Abschlussbericht BMBF-DLR\Gesamtzeit nach >>Alter.cgm"; >>axis1 MAJOR=(W=5) WIDTH=5 label=("Altersgruppe"); >>axis2 WIDTH=5 label = ("Std."); >> >>proc boxplot data=dlr02.bericht; >>plot sta82 * wend_finanz/ >> >> /*Options for Controlling Box Appearance*/ >> >> BOXCONNECT /* connects group means in box-and-whisker >>plots */ >> BOXCONNECT= median /* connects group means, medians, maximum >>values, minimum */ >> /* values, or quartiles in box-and-whisker >>plots */ >> BOXSTYLE=schematic /* specifies style of box-and-whisker >>plots */ >> BOXWIDTH=5 /* specifies width of box-and-whisker >>plots */ >> BOXWIDTHSCALE=0 /* specifies that widths of box-and-whisker >>plots vary proportionately*/ >> /* to group >>size */ >> CBOXES=black /* specifies color for outlines of >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> CBOXFILL=white /* specifies fill color for interior of >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> IDCOLOR=red /* specifies outlier symbol color in schematic >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> IDCTEXT=black /* specifies outlier label color in schematic >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> IDFONT= SIMPLEX /* specifies outlier label font in schematic >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> IDHEIGHT=2 /* specifies outlier label height in schematic >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> IDSYMBOL=star /* specifies outlier symbol in schematic >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> LBOXES=1 /* specifies line types for outlines of >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> PCTLDEF=1 /* specifies percentile definition used for >>box-and-whisker plots */ >> >> /* Options for Plotting and Labeling Points*/ >> >> CCONNECT=black /* specifies color for line segments that >>connect points on plot */ >> >> /*Reference Line >>Options*/ >> >> CHREF=black /* specifies color for lines requested by >>HREF=option */ >> CVREF=black /* specifies color for lines requested by VREF= >>option */ >> /*VREF= "04:00:00"t /* specifies position of reference >>lines perpendicular to horizontal */ >> >> /*Axis and Axis Label >>Options*/ >> >> CAXIS=black /* specifies color for axis lines and tick >>marks */ >> CFRAME=white /* specifies fill colors for frame for plot >>area */ >> CONTINUOUS /* produces horizontal axis for continuous >>group variable values */ >> CTEXT=black /* specifies color for tick mark values and >>axis labels */ >> HAXIS= axis1 /* specifies major tick mark values for >>horizontal axis */ >> HEIGHT=3.5 /* specifies height of axis label and axis >>legend text */ >> /*NOVANGLE /* requests vertical axis labels that are >>strung out vertically */ >> VAXIS=axis2 >> WAXIS=3 /* specifies width of axis >>lines */ >> >> /*Plot Layout Options*/ >> >> NOFRAME /* suppresses frame for plot >>area */ >> ; >>run; >> >> >>-- >>----------------------------------------------------------------- >> Dietrich Alte (Statistician, Dipl.-Stat.) >> University of Greifswald - Medical Faculty >> Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine >> Walther-Rathenau-Str. 48, D-17487 Greifswald, Germany >> Phone +49 (0) 3834 - 86 77 13, fax +49 (0) 3834 - 86 66 84 >> Email alte@mail.uni-greifswald.de >> Institute http://www.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/epidem/ >> Study http://www.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/epidem/ship.htm >>-----------------------------------------------------------------


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