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What is difference in SAS window and SAS Unix environment?

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What is difference in SAS window and SAS Unix environment?

Hi can anybody tell me what precorsion I need to take when I work first time on Unix environment from window SAS environment......

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TOM
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Re: What is difference in SAS window and SAS Unix environment?

Perhaps you could be more specific.

Running SAS in batch on Windows vs Unix is only different in the external references (LIBNAME, FILENAME, etc.). Running SAS interactively requires those changes as well as learning a new user interface (It's similar to the PC interface, but conforms to the Unix X-Windows standard.).

There are a few procedures that are different (they mostly have to do with using external files and databases) and that is where the Unix companion documentation is helpful.

SAS/Access to ODBC (to get to Microsoft SQL/Server) requires a third party product; add-ons can get expensive.
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Re: What is difference in SAS window and SAS Unix environment?

SAS Unix environment needs an external editor. Most common and powerful one are EMACS and EMACS SPEAKS STATISTICS(ESS). VI editor can also be used.

Sandhya.
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Re: What is difference in SAS window and SAS Unix environment?

SAS can use it's internal editor in Unix. There are others that are more powerful, particularly if you typically use batch SAS for running the programs.
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