Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 11:48:34 +0200
Reply-To: Daniele Monzali <Daniele.Monzali@PROMETEIA.IT>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Daniele Monzali <Daniele.Monzali@PROMETEIA.IT>
Subject: stupid question ?
has anyone ever proposed to SAS inst. to avoid explicitely sorting datasets
in order to perform "by" operations ? (analysis procs, proc transpose, you
name the others). it could be done with an internal sorting procedure (yes,
i know, in every proc) outputting the data= sas dataset to a temporary one
upon which the PROC would perform the usual analysis.
sorry if i ask what may seem a stupid question, but since V9 seems to be so
improved and "augmentated" i was wondering if such an improvement had
already been considered and somehow discarded.