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SAS 1982

I hope this is the right spot for this question.

 

I am looking to cite the SAS program that my advisor used back in 1982 for a thesis. He said it was on an old punch card system, but does not remember what "version" he used nor was it mentioned in his text.

 

What I am wondering is, was there even a version number for SAS back in 1982, and if so, what it would be?

 

Thanks in advance!


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‎04-09-2018 06:19 PM
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Re: SAS 1982

Posted in reply to BLockwood05

PROC DISCRIM, as shown in this paper (chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI80/Sugi-80-84%20Frazier.pdf  ), was available in SAS79

 

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Re: SAS 1982

Posted in reply to BLockwood05

Interesting question...82 is not in the list:

https://blogs.sas.com/content/iml/2013/08/02/how-old-is-your-version-of-sas-release-dates-for-sas-so...

 

Smiley Very Happy

 

You can also try searching LexJansen.com to see if he has any papers that may indicate the version?

 

 

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Re: SAS 1982

The version number is probably 79.6. Version 8.2 of SAS did not come out until 1984.

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Re: SAS 1982

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@MargaretC wrote:
The version number is probably 79.6. Version 8.2 of SAS did not come out until 1984.

Margaret

Did you mean version 82?  The earlier versions were done by year.

I seem to remember there was 83 version.

Then they switched to major/minor release numbers.  There were version in the 5s (5.18?) The 6xx versions started when they switched to C compilers and included the first PC-SAS version.

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Re: SAS 1982

Here you go...

76

MVS

Jul-76

79.5

MVS

13-Apr-81

79.6

CMS

82.4

MVS

Jan-83

82.4

CMS

Feb-84


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Re: SAS 1982

Posted in reply to BLockwood05

Ask your advisor if he/she recalls if the version of SAS included the ability to create macros had proc append? If so, it was likely SAS 82. Otherwise, I agree, it probably was SAS 79

 

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My first version was SAS 72

 

 

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Re: SAS 1982

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Wow, thanks for the thoughts!

He did not do any work with proc append from what he remembers (only proc discrim). So it looks like SAS 79 is my go to, thanks everyone!

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‎04-09-2018 06:19 PM
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Re: SAS 1982

Posted in reply to BLockwood05

PROC DISCRIM, as shown in this paper (chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/http://www.sascommunity.org/sugi/SUGI80/Sugi-80-84%20Frazier.pdf  ), was available in SAS79

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

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