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Date:         Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:49:39 -0400
Reply-To:     Nathaniel.Wooding@DOM.COM
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From:         Nat Wooding <Nathaniel.Wooding@DOM.COM>
Subject:      Re: Jeopardy/Millionaire questions
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Jim

Proc Explode is still a valid proc and I think that it was always a part of the standard procs. There was the supplemental library of procs written by users. When SAS rewrote everything in C for V6, they selected the user procs that appeared to be popular and dumped the rest. I was told at the time that a major criterion on the popularity was the number of calls that the help desk had received. This apparently caused my favorite, Proc Datacheck, to die since about the only way to break it was to specify a line length that was invalid in PL1.

Nat

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Jim Agnew <agnew@VCU.EDU> Sent by: "SAS(r) To Discussion" SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <SAS-L@LISTSERV.U cc GA.EDU> Subject Re: Jeopardy/Millionaire questions 04/30/2008 09:41 AM

Please respond to Jim Agnew <agnew@VCU.EDU>

Y'know, there used to be all sorts of user-written procs like proc explode, where you could make banners and so forth..

Whatever happened to those??

j.

Jack Hamilton wrote: > Paul Dorfman wrote: > >> Richard, >> >> The Jeopardy format, most definitely. BTW, this style was tried at SAS >> Bowl in Seattle and methought it worked much better than the Q->A >> format that had been always used before. Unfortunately, the Bowl went >> defunct for reasons having nothing to do with the format. Now, a small >> contribution: >> >> A. This SAS procedure does not exist, yet often becomes a SAS >> interview subject. >> Q. What is Proc Merge? > > We (SAS-L) should find someone with a SAS/Toolkit license and *write* a > PROC MERGE. What should it do? > > It might be possible to write a PROC MACRO using implicit macros, but > I'm not sure how we would capture the final "run;" without doing > something dreadful. Maybe I just need to think about it longer. >

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