04-28-2016 08:26 AM
What do you mean @RandyMullis?
University edition runs in a Linux VM, and is free for learning purposes...
04-28-2016 08:32 AM
Hi @LinusH. I thought @cons wants to interact with SAS via Unix. The only interface to SAS University Edition on Linux, MacOS, or Windows is through the browser, and almost all of the interaction with the operating system (via external calls) has been disabled. Since the book concerns SAS on Unix, I thought @cons wanted to explore those aspects of the software which are specific to Unix (such as the 'filename pipe' command or using xcmd call to execute shell commands).
When you use SAS University Edition, you won't really find any differences between the Macintosh, Windows, or Linux because in all three cases, you are interacting through the browser with a version of SAS running on a Linux virtual machine.
I hope this helps and clarifies!
04-28-2016 09:13 AM
Ok, you got me confused @cons, what is it that you actually wish to do?
Edit SAS programs in vi, and then run them in the background...?
Running SAS via command line on a terminal is very mid 20th century - if this is what your are looking for, why?
04-28-2016 10:50 AM
Running SAS via command line on a terminal is very mid 20th century - if this is what your are looking for, why? YES!! that is what I want!!
04-28-2016 12:51 PM
There's a lot of power in combinng Unix shell scripting and line-mode SAS! And if you can do so for productive purposes, it's actually fun in a geeky-way!
04-28-2016 01:12 PM
@RandyMullis True, for the geeks
Out of curiousity, what would I learn by using SAS via Unix command line that I would not learn using regular SAS?
It seems more geared towards an adminstrative role, rather than actual day to day SAS user. In some smaller companies, those roles often get combined, though they tend to not have SAS server then as well. I'm finding it hard to see the value...not that its not there, just can't see
In this case maybe one of the adminstrator courses would be worthwhile?
Or is it the different style of programming, say, similar to programming with Python in an interactive window?