[R] sas.get problem
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Wed Apr 11 22:13:58 CEST 2007
--- Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 14:38 -0400, John Kane wrote:
> > --- Cody_Hamilton at Edwards.com wrote:
> > >
> > > John,
> > >
> > > Do you not have sas on your machine? (That would
> > > definitely keep sas.get
> > > from executing.)
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > -Cody
> > No I don't have SAS on my machine. Nobody in my
> > uses it and we seldom use SPSS. I think one person
> > STATA. Most of the work is more policy than data
> > and the occasional spreadsheet (shudder) does for
> > basic work.
> > I am too cheap to have us spend a huge amount
> > large amount anyway) for something that I am
> > to use for 5-10 minutes a year. The last time I
> > a SPSS file exported to "delimited" I just asked
> > someone in another department whom I knew has it
> > his labtop to do it.
> > I just hike across campus to the nearest lab with
> > SPSS etc installed. Done occasionally and in
> > weather it is not a problem. Today it is turning
> > a marathon but I need to lose some weight.
> John, I believe that this has been mentioned on the
> list previously, but
> if you don't have convenient access to SAS, they do
> offer a free
> download called the SAS System Viewer. It can read
> the proprietary SAS
> datasets and then enable you to save them as ASCII
> delimited files.
I had seen a reference to that and lost it. I'll get
a copy. However the major purpose of using sas.get
is/was to keep the value labels and variable labels.
For the number of times in a year that I need SAS ,
the 5 minute walk to the nearest lab with SAS etc is
not a problem.
At the moment I will probably have to resort to the
SAS > SPSS > R route. A pain but not that bad. At the
moment I am finding it easier to import the SAS file
into SPSS than to load it in SAS.
> It is available at the SAS web site here:
> There is also DBMS/Copy, which is by DataFlux (now a
> SAS subsidiary).
> More information is here:
> Marc Schwartz
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