Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 16:33:19 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS in Unix for Beginers
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Gadde posted the following plea for help:
> I have been working with PC SAS. Now I am trying to learn SAS
> in Unix environment. I don't know about Unix. I need help in
> learning SAS in Unix environment. I would be very happy if
> somebody could help me in giving the commands I need to use
> for writing a SAS program and executing those programs etc.
Gadde, I can sympathize with your plight. Once upon a time, I made a
major computer platform shift and had to learn SAS on a couple of new
(to me) OS's. I have two suggestions; one will cost you some cashola
and one will cost you some Internet time. Here is what I would
consider, if I were in your socks:
1. Purchase the SAS Companion for Unix Environments. I found it to be
most helpful when I became a Unixtarian. You should be able to purchase
it from the SAS Institute's web site.
2. Read the SAS Companion for Unix Environments for free on the SAS
Institute's online documentation:
...you can find it on that page under Base SAS / Operating Environment
So, what's it gonna be: an outlay of cash or an outlay of time? Either
way, you win!
Gadde, best of luck to you in learing how to make SAS weep like a guitar
on the Unix operating system!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not
reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or
methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes
only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or
applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so
at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments,
Currently Writing: The Complete Guide to Creating and Using SAS Indexes
(due January 2006)
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