Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 09:43:58 -0500
Reply-To: Steve Raimi <steven.raimi@GM.COM>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Steve Raimi <steven.raimi@GM.COM>
Subject: Re: Reasons to move forward to SAS 9.x
We're days away from implementing the upgrade from 8.2 to 9.1.3. Some of
1. Our server is multi-processor, and 9x will use them independently to
speed up sorts, etc.
2. We use PROC GENMOD, and there's a new feature in 9 that obviates the
need for a macro-based workaround I developed (you can specify the
reference level for a class variable - before, it always defaulted to the
first value in sort order). (There's another v9 improvement we want, but I
can't recall it or find my notes right now).
3. I posted last week asking if anyone had had problems moving from 8.2 to
9.1.x, and no one who responded had any issues to report.
Hope some of this helps,