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System Hang in ODS graphics in PROC LIFETEST

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Occasional Contributor WKC
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System Hang in ODS graphics in PROC LIFETEST

I need some help to figure out what was happening in my program/ SAS/ PC environment.

My system halt when I enable ODS GRAPHICS before the running PROC LIFETEST. When I submitted the following codes, SAS is not responding anymore.

code:
ODS GRAPHICS ON;
PROC LIFETEST data=one plots=(survival);
time pfstime * pfs (0);
strata gender;
RUN;
ODS GRAPHICS OFF;

The LIFETEST procedure ALONE works just fine, but if you execute the ODS statements, it hangs the program. Although it appears it is still running, but I have no luck to get it back to the normal working environment. All I can do is to close it manually.

My PC/ SAS environment are:
SAS 9.2 (TS2M2)
Windows XP SP3

This has been a consistent problem in my machine. I tried to resolve it by re-installing Windows and SAS (same version as above), but the issue is still there.

I have installed SAS (TS2M2) on different machines; the same Windows XP on my laptop, and Windows 7 on home PC, they both work smoothly. So I don't think it is the SAS/ Window problem.

When I force the software to terminate, occasionally, it pops up an error message saying that there was something wrong with my memory:

The instruction at "0x1066...." reference memory at "0x04a....". The memory could not be "read"
Click on [OK] to terminate the program.

However the memory testing software does not signals any issues with my memory modules.

I would really appreciate if anyone could give me some suggestions. Thanks!
SAS Employee
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Re: System Hang in ODS graphics in PROC LIFETEST

Hi,

I suggest your problem would be best resolved by contacting SAS Technical Support.

As an additional data point for tech support, you can try running:
--
proc sgplot data=sashelp.class;
vbar age;
run;
--
and see if that works.

With Regards,
-Prashant
Occasional Contributor WKC
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10

Re: System Hang in ODS graphics in PROC LIFETEST

The codes in PROC SGPLOT works for me.

I will contact the technical support team. Thanks!
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