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Can we have best excerpts of SAS L archives in our library here?

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Can we have best excerpts of SAS L archives in our library here?

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Can we have the best excerpts(considered by hall of famers and other top notch experts) of SAS L archives  right here in our library. I see some nice articles plus Transpose macro recently by Art T and a few others. Likewise, May i request a possibility of having some great posts in SAS L in our library without having the need for the community members to subscribe in SAS L unless otherwise there are active members of both? Just a thought

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Re: Can we have best excerpts of SAS L archives in our library here?

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@novinosrin: As one of that list's Hall of Famers, I totally agree that it would be useful. However, good luck getting anyone to evaluate that many posts .. let alone move them. I used to be one of SAS-L's historians and, as of 31Dec2016, the list had amassed 418,441 posts.

 

Here is a link to one grouping of posts that would fall into the category you're suggesting: http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/Index_to_SAS-L_Chance_to_Make_SAS-L_History_Posts

 

That, as it turned out, was the impetus for the sasCommunity.org Tip of the Day series. Hopefully, it will be amongst those things moved when the lights are officially turned off at sasCommunity.org.

 

I've amassed another such listing, namely pointers to all of master Ian Whitlock's posts over the years. I'll try to attach the spreadsheet here, but its size may exceed the allowable attachment size.

 

Another gem from sasCommunity.org that I hope won't be lost is the page that links to numerous authors' presentation pages: http://www.sascommunity.org/wiki/Papers_and_Presentations

 

However, as for doing something similar with the totality of SAS-L posts, I wouldn't even know when or how to begin.

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

(Note: updated 21May2018)

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Re: Can we have best excerpts of SAS L archives in our library here?

Hi @art297, I think you do need to join SAS-L to see the archives -- login is required at least from here.

 

And @novinosrin, of course (or anyone) can contribute useful SAS-L content here, in the SAS Communities Library.  Simply create New Article, and of course assign full credit to the original author.  At-mention the author if you know he/she is on this community.

 

As Art says, we can't systematically pull in these archives -- and because there is so much and it spans decades, we would not want to do that anyway.  But we already have a tradition of paying homage to good content that first appeared somewhere else (one example here, and SAS Tips board is another), and helping it to reach new audiences.  The effort is grass-roots and should begin with the content that you find most useful and where you're willing to put the energy into sharing it.

 

Chris

 

 

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Re: Can we have best excerpts of SAS L archives in our library here?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

@ChrisHemedinger: You're absolutely correct about having to register with the University of Georgia Listserv in order to access SAS-L these days. Quite painless and free but, yes, that appears to be the only way to access the list. I've modified my response accordingly.

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

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Re: Can we have best excerpts of SAS L archives in our library here?

Thank you @art297 and @ChrisHemedinger for your valuable responses. It was just a wishful thinking as a lot of my mates do not even know about SAS L archives as much as they know our community(here). I was wondering a possibility of link(some kinda extension) from here to SAS L. Perhaps I was overthinking something not easily feasible. Sorry about that

 

Art had already shared the treasure(Ian's posts) with me 3 years ago on a personal request and I am certainly benefited reading from it. 

Techniques like look ahead(self merge firstobs=2), of course DOW, many others dates to marist sas archives late 80s with great reading ease. So basically, I was trying to bring some awareness

 

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