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Base SAS i SAS EG

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Hi,

My question is not about programming but Base SAS. What it does mean that Base SAS i available via Analytic Pro and SAS EG? Or is there something like this in SAS contract?

 

 

 

 

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Re: Base SAS i SAS EG

SAS EG stands for SAS Enterprise Guide. This is a "fat client" frontend for the SAS System; it uses a so-called Workspace Server, which is an instance of SAS running in the background (or on a remote server) and accepts Base SAS code as input and acts on it.

SAS Studio does similar things, but runs on the server in a web applictaion server (jboss) and only needs a browser ("thin client") on the desktop.

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Re: Base SAS i SAS EG

 

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My understanding is thta EG is a non windowing environment often on a windowing OS like MS Windows or Unix X windows.

EG is often in a lockdown state on both servers and on a power workstations which greatly diminishes it use.

EG does not have a command line, programmable mouse capability, prefix commands, andcommand macros

 

Sored processes is a  weak attempt at windowing.

 

There is so much missing functionality in EG that it is questionable that it is a fat client. Howver it is not a thin client either.

 

The powerfull 'datastep debugger' that can  have breakpoints,  dynamic variable assignments and even could(in the future) pull detail debugging info from the web is not possible in EG.

 

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Re: Base SAS i SAS EG

 

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My understanding is thta EG is a non windowing environment often on a windowing OS like MS Windows or Unix X windows.
EG is often in a lockdown state on both servers and on a power workstations which greatly diminishes it use.
EG does not have a command line, programmable mouse capability, prefix commands, andcommand macros
 
Sored processes is a  weak attempt at windowing.
 
There is so much missing functionality in EG that it is questionable that it is a fat client. Howver it is not a thin client either.
 
The powerfull 'datastep debugger' that can  have breakpoints,  dynamic variable assignments and even could(in the future) pull detail debugging info from the web is not possible in EG.
 
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Re: Base SAS i SAS EG

If you wish to use SAS programs in any way, the module Base SAS is mandatory. So it means that's included in any bundle that uses SAS programs. This is reflected in the customer contracts, and in the SAS setinit licence file.
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