Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:19:38 +1200
Reply-To: Tom Robinson <barefootguru@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Tom Robinson <barefootguru@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: How to compress muliple decimal points
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The Perl regular expressions in SAS can be _slow_. I was running some generated code with about 20 select...when's, each with a prxmatch call (fixed RE). I achieved about a 4x speed increase by replacing them with standard SAS functions.
Pity, I rather like RE.
On 2010-07-08, at 05:33, Dave Brewer wrote:
> I love your one liners! Now, if only I can understand Perl expressions.
> Looks like it's time to RTFM :=)
> Thanks much.