[R] SAS and R on multiple operating systems

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 03:26:54 CEST 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM, Roger DeAngelis(xlr82sas)
<rdeangel at amgen.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  You are absolutely correct about 32/64 and it appears to be a severe
> penalty. But I think 32 to 32(win/unix) does not incur the penalty. There
> are even more issues between mainframe and unix/windows. The 32 to 64 is a
> big hit when querying data dictionaries that have a mixture of 32/64 bit SAS
> objects.
> As a side note,  I could reload the R workspace between batch submissions to
> maintain consistent environments.
> I do support quite a few statisticians and I try to get them to think more
> in terms of R especially those that use IML, but unlike Frank I feel there
> are several areas where SAS is the more logical solution. I think SAS(9.22)
> is a little ahead of R in SVG graphics(the future) and graphic editors and
> unlike Frank I don't think R and LaTex is more powerful than ods/tagsets and
> SAS reporting/graph procedures. Imbeding graphic objects inside proc report
> is powerful, see
> http://homepage.mac.com/magdelina/.Public/met_may_103.rtf

This seems quite comparable:


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