An Idea Exchange for SAS software and services

by Valued Guide
on ‎07-31-2011 04:59 PM

Well I plan on doing it myself.  I would have someone else in my company do it, but well, er, that would be me Smiley Wink

by Trusted Advisor
on ‎08-02-2011 09:56 AM

We will do it internally.  Some users will do their own, others will have their local IT support do it.  Central IT support will create a depot.  As an academic institution, we are very decentralized.

by Super User
on ‎08-05-2011 05:26 PM

Am I supposed to see your (twocanbazza) full name in here...everywhere else shows your nickname?

by Contributor Technolero
on ‎08-08-2011 08:40 AM

I voted that we would have SAS do the install - but I was referring to the EBI/EDI side.  The installation and configuration of EBI/EDI was much simpler in 9.2 than 9.1.3, and I suspect that 9.3 installation will be even easier, but why worry?  Call in the pros!

by Occasional Contributor RobbieFreddie
on ‎09-09-2011 03:51 PM

We are about to perform a 9.3 install, we have many environments  (test/stage/development/production) and I my self have helped in performing 2 of the 9.2 installs, and performing all the migration for one of them.

I voted that I would do this my self, but I might change the word "easy" to something more like "eventful"

It's amazing all of the settings that need to be changed in order to get SAS running and performing to the best of its abilities within a certain environment.  (Almost have a small professional Journal that I could probably publish to help others out... but hey that's what these discussion boards are for eh!?)

by Occasional Contributor d8hayes
on ‎04-27-2012 12:01 AM

I am a SAS Affiliate Partner specializing in SAS installs, migrations, upgrades, and performance tuning.  So I do all of my own work for our internal lab, but also help with pre-installation planning and architecture and post-installation configuration and performance tuning.  Since I originally came from IT, I am able to zero in on I/O and getting SAS to perform as fast as possible so your company can get the most return on its investment in SAS software.

by New Contributor feenberg_nber_org
on ‎04-14-2013 09:06 AM

I commonly need the number of non-zero values for each variable, this would be great for that.

by Regular Contributor
on ‎05-16-2013 06:54 AM

I made macro to return those variables from datasets which are having missing values equal to total number of observations of datasets...So it will help in returning counts of non-zero,negative values...gr8...

by BennettRutledge
on ‎09-17-2013 05:56 PM

I think it would be much more efficient to create a format, thus:


proc format;

   value sign (min=1)

      low-<0 = 'NEG.'

      0 = 'ZERO'

      0<-HIGH = 'POS.'

      ._-.Z = 'MISS'


which could then be used in proc means, proc format, proc univariate, and on and on.

by New Contributor fortytwo
on ‎01-13-2014 10:05 AM

you can easily achieve that with a format (like BennettRutledge already mentioned)

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