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Date:         Wed, 12 Dec 2007 18:21:49 -0500
Reply-To:     Wensui Liu <liuwensui@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Wensui Liu <liuwensui@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Alternative Program Editors for Windows (not UltraEdit)
Comments: To: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@bassettconsulting.com>
In-Reply-To:  <5.1.0.14.2.20071212173031.02dcda00@pop.bassettconsulting.com>
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Hi, Michael, vim with windows is user-friendly by itself. if you are looking for more intuitive vim solution, check cream (http://cream.sourceforge.net) and start learning vim from there.

plus, the skill you learn from vim/emacs is very portable and OS-independent. for instance, I learned vim/emacs under windows before. in my current position, i need to run batch under unix. my skill in vim/emacs becomes immediately useful. Sweet!

there is one more reason to learn vim/emacs if you are as lazy as i am. once you grasp it, you are all set with programming editor for the rest of your life. ^_^.

On Dec 12, 2007 5:32 PM, Michael L. Davis <michael@bassettconsulting.com> wrote: > Hello Wensui, > > Does VIM have a Windows-like GUI interface? I'm not fond of Vi. > > Best wishes, > > Michael > > At 01:43 PM 12/12/2007 -0500, you wrote: > >i've been using vim for years and love it. > > > >On Dec 12, 2007 1:00 PM, Michael Davis <michael@bassettconsulting.com> wrote: > > > > Hello SAS-L Friends, > > > > > > As I discovered to my chagrin, UltraEdit does not play nice with the > > > Windows environment at my new benevolent employer. It causes > > > problems with the network paths so my drive mappings disappear. > > > Since I have not used UE before, the business wisdom is to pick another > > > tool rather than exercise chutzpah (telling my new IT friends that I must > > > use a tool that I have lived without for a couple decades). > > > > > > So in the Windows (XP) environment, has anyone on SAS-L been using an > > > external GUI program editor with SAS other than UE that they care to > > > recommend? The two big features for me would be syntax color-coding > > > and the ability to submit SAS in batch from the editor. > > > > > > Searching the archives, I identified Zeus for Windows and EMACS (ESS) > > > as possible candidates. > > > > > > Thanks in advance. > > > > > > -- > > > Michael L. Davis > > > Ambler > > > PA > > > michael.davis@alumni.duke.edu > > > > > > > > > > >-- > >=============================== > >WenSui Liu > >Statistical Project Manager > >ChoicePoint Precision Marketing > >(http://spaces.msn.com/statcompute/blog) > >=============================== > > Michael L. Davis > 533 Tennis Avenue > Ambler PA 19002-6016 > E-Mail: michael.davis@alumni.duke.edu > Web: http://www.bassettconsulting.com > Work: 484-804-2703 > Home: 215-646-6011 > Mobile: 203-562-0640 > > >

-- =============================== WenSui Liu Statistical Project Manager ChoicePoint Precision Marketing (http://spaces.msn.com/statcompute/blog) ===============================


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