Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 13:24:15 -0400
Reply-To: Stephen Dybas <skd02@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Stephen Dybas <skd02@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US>
Subject: Re: Report mining techniques question.
I would like to thank everyone for their help with my coding issue. I
received a lot of good ideas.
I think I am on the right track now.
On Mon, 11 May 2009 22:23:12 -0700, Savian <savian.net@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>On May 8, 12:55 pm, sk...@HEALTH.STATE.NY.US (Stephen Dybas) wrote:
>> Hello SAS-Ls,
>> I have been asked to create a datafile from a ASCII report file. The
>> report has a lot of report titles that I want to skip over and extract
>> data from the lines that actually contain the information. The data
>> the report are in predictable colums but the data will vary greatly from
>> row to row.
>> Does anyone have any leads on papers obout report mining or common
>> techniques using SAS. Any information will be appreciated.
>> Stephen Dybas
>Download RegexBuddy and start to learn regular expressions. A small
>amount of pain up front but it is meant specifically for this issue.
>Translate that code into SAS (trivial) and you are ready to go.
>You can do this stuff with SAS string functions but they are no
>replacement for regex. There are certain SAS string functions that
>cannot be duplicated in regex (easily) but you don't seem to be facing