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Can EG run on Linux? If so will it perform system functions differently/better?

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Can EG run on Linux? If so will it perform system functions differently/better?

Hi,

Q: Can I install EG on Ubuntu-Linux?

Q: If so, can I run system commands better/different under Linux?

Is there any difference that might make me use Linux for the GUI??

From a program I want to run things like this:

x "sas9 -work &saswork &parmval query.sas"; run;

Sorry if the question is a little off. I am coming up to speed.

jim


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‎12-14-2011 07:19 PM
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Can EG run on Linux? If so will it perform system functions differently/better?

Hello,

EG is a Microsoft .NET software, so the general answer is no. However, you might try running it in under Mono, but EG still relies on a lot of additional Microsoft runtime components, so there's litte chance it will work.

Anyway, keep in mind that EG is just a client application, and SAS itself is a server application which can be installed on various platforms, including Linux. System commands entered in your 4GL are executed on the server, so it doesn't matter what client software you use, as long as it can submit the code Smiley Wink

Hope it helps Smiley Happy

Best regards,

Sebastian

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‎12-14-2011 07:19 PM
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Can EG run on Linux? If so will it perform system functions differently/better?

Hello,

EG is a Microsoft .NET software, so the general answer is no. However, you might try running it in under Mono, but EG still relies on a lot of additional Microsoft runtime components, so there's litte chance it will work.

Anyway, keep in mind that EG is just a client application, and SAS itself is a server application which can be installed on various platforms, including Linux. System commands entered in your 4GL are executed on the server, so it doesn't matter what client software you use, as long as it can submit the code Smiley Wink

Hope it helps Smiley Happy

Best regards,

Sebastian

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Can EG run on Linux? If so will it perform system functions differently/better?

Sebastian is absolutely correct in what he says. Here are a couple more comments.

As Sebastian says, you will use EG to create SAS code, either using the built in tasks or directly using the code editor, and then that code will be submitted to a SAS environment for execution.

If the code will be running on a remote server (not your local machine), it is very common for the SAS and EG setup to not permit X commands, to reduce the risk of crashing the server. If you find that your SAS code containing X commands (like your example) don't work, that may be the reason.

In the example you provide, you are using an X command to start a SAS session. I can't think of any reason why you would need to do that; you are already running a SAS session that is executing the code created in EG.

Tom

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