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Date:   Mon, 9 Sep 1996 15:07:11 -0700
Reply-To:   Paul OldenKamp <oldenkmp@REDWOOD.RT.CS.BOEING.COM>
Sender:   "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:   Paul OldenKamp <oldenkmp@REDWOOD.RT.CS.BOEING.COM>
Organization:   Boeing Company
Subject:   Re: IMGGIF device driver in 6.09E?

The answers to the question I asked last week:

> Does anyone know whether the IMGGIF graphics device driver is included > with the 6.09E release for MVS and CMS?

have been just as numerous in private e-mail as they have been on the list. (0)

So, I'll answer the question myself.

I think I found the answer when reading the relatively new SI newsletter for MVS users called 'MVS SAS Direct'. Check it out at

The newsletter answers such important questions as 'Why MVS SAS?' and 'What is 6.09E?'. Under the latter question is a link to a section that summarizes the new features and under the SAS/GRAPH new features is the line:

This release also offers new device drivers for PostScript devices with ISO 8859 Mods and PostScript devices with ISO Latin1 Encoding.

I therefore conclude that the IMGGIF driver is not included.


But why? It makes sense to me to convert the graphs to GIF's where they are generated and then to move them to the web server. It seems like one will have to have a UNIX or Windows version of SAS to do the conversion. Seems to me to me a marketing ploy to get folks interested in providing information over the web to get SAS on non-mainframe platforms. Or does anyone know a technical reason for this? ---------------------------------------------------------------------- // Paul OldenKamp // Boeing Commercial Airplane Group . // P. O. Box 3707, MS 7J-67 |\ // Seattle, WA 98124-2207 | \____oo_ //==========================================((__| /___> // ___ ___ ___ ___ __ | // // /__// //__ / /\ // _ |// // /__//__//__ _/_ / //__/ '' //

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