Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:53:06 -0400
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject: Re: Proc SPELL
I happen to like proc spell's price (no extra charge) a bit better than
what SAS charges for DataFlux (i.e., way out of most of our budgets).
And for most applications where I might need such functionality, proc
spell is sufficient.
However, I agree that its upkeep (or lack of) should really be addressed.
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:01:04 -0400, Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)
>> From: Chris T
>> I love how such a possibly useful procedure was abandoned by SAS. I
>> just discovered this today, and by way of a few obscure sites on the
>> internet, figured out how to use it. It's awesome in that it exists,
>> but horrible in that it's annoying in how it functions. It will help
>> us clean data, that's great. But, please tell me I'm not the only one
>> that thinks SAS should have an updated version of this procedure.
>> SAS, why are you mean to me?
>> My free text input needs cleansing!!! :-)
>... for which there is a SAS product
>-- also, once upon a time its own company
> but since, like Lattice, Engulfed and Devoured --
>Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov