Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 07:32:52 -0500
Reply-To: Jules Bosch <jxb@BELLATLANTIC.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jules Bosch <jxb@BELLATLANTIC.NET>
Organization: Bosch Systems Inc.
Subject: Re: FRAME and SCL Programming
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Assuming you are truly interested in learning Frame development, you'll
have no trouble becoming immersed in SAS/AF and SCL.
I mention being "interested" because I once took a SAS course on AF/SCL.
At the beginning of the course and at the request of the instructor, we
each stood up, identified ourself and our company, and briefly explained
why we were taking the course. One young lady, after identifying
herself and her employer, responded that she had no idea why she was
taking the course. She further stated that she didn't even know what AF
or SCL stood for! I sensed she didn't care either.
Anyway, assuming you already have access to a SAS/AF license, I suggest
the following: Buy the SAS manual "Getting Started with the FRAME
ENTRY," Second Edition, SAS manual no. 55914, and use it to get started
on your own. The manual provides a step-by-step intro to SAS/AF which
any SAS programmer can follow. Studying this manual should prepare you
for the course and you'll have a head start. Also, you'll come up with
lots of questions which can be discussed when you take the course.
Ashiru, Babatunde wrote:
> Hi All,
> Can anybody give me a rough idea on how hard/difficult it is to grasp the
> SAS/AF, i.e., using FRAMES along with SCL to write end-user applications?
> I am scheduled to take a 3-day course at the SAS Institute later this month
> on the same discipline and my manager expects me to return from the training
> and start writing applications immediately. I just need to get some idea of
> how practical and/or realistic my manager's expectations are. It's worth
> noting that I am relatively proficient with BASE (macros and sql
> inclusive), STATS/ETS modules. Thanks in advance for any input.
> Best Regards,