Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 15:51:16 -0700
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From: Ken Karan <posible88-sswug@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: SAS vs PL/SQL
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My organization is about to develop a complex budget model. There will be no
inferential statistics, no time series calculations, just lots and lots of data
transformation. This will be contracted out to outside developers. We are
trying to get a sense of relative cost and time.
My question to the list, "Given the same specs, generally which would take less
time, SAS or PL/SQL?"
Are there any consultants out there who use both and could give a comparative
This assumes that both development platforms provide equal utility once the
project is finished (which is not necessarily true). I realize that there is
an inherent bias in posting this on SAS-L as opposed to an Oracle newsgroup. I
also realize that this thread could quickly deteriorate into a litany of "my
dog is better than your dog."
Reasoned thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Especially from folks with
experience in both.