Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 16:42:24 -0800
Reply-To: Sloan <faith@FRSA.COM>
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From: Sloan <faith@FRSA.COM>
Subject: Re: Licensing Costs Again; WAS: Yet more thoughts on SAS for Linux
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At 05:30 PM 3/10/99 -0600, Henry Feldman wrote:
>Many years ago I wrote a package called PRODAS. This is a package with
>syntax similar to SAS and it did pretty well in the DOS environment. In
>1988, I stumbled upon the DBMS/COPY idea and that took over my life. (Not
>that I'm complaining.) PRODAS is still used today to track the nation's
>AIDS patients, hospital infections and the analyze the nation's prison
>Well, I've finally gotten around to porting PRODAS to Windows. It works
>This first phase is a major enhancement of the batch processing
>environment. (Nothing interactive, except the built-in runtime debugger
>which is pretty nice.)
>If you are familiar with my PRODAS package, the following modules are
>available: program, crosstab, unistat, report, value, sort, regress,
>tabulate and transpose.
>If you are familiar with SAS, these modules are similiar to the following
> data step
I am one who can say that PRODAS was a cost-effective and productive tool
to doing much of what many of us use SAS for anyway. I remembered using it
back in 1989 or something like that when I was working for CooperVision who
later was taken over by Alcon Surgical.
I believe this was when I first met Art Carpenter (Mr. Macro himself) in
sunny Souther California. Art was consulting with CooperVision back in the day.
Congratulations to you Henry for such a super great product!
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