Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:49:39 -0400
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From: Nat Wooding <Nathaniel.Wooding@DOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Jeopardy/Millionaire questions
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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.
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Re: Jeopardy/Millionaire questions
Please respond to
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??
Jack Hamilton wrote:
> Paul Dorfman wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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