Launching SMC on Mac OS over SSH with X11

As an avid developer of SAS Stored Process Web Applications, the Macbook Pro is my development machine of choice.  Since building a macro to programmatically c...

proc fcmp - file log put % bug

Having worked a lot with proc fcmp lately, I think it’s fair to say that the procedure should be ‘handled with care’

Here’s an example of one of these weird / wonderful ...

Create / Compile / Run SCL in Enterprise Guide

The conundrum - I needed to run SCL on a windows machine without Base SAS (only EG) connecting to a Linux backend.

The obstacle - it is not possible to programmatically create an SCL catalog entry in batch mode.

The ...


The following came up when trying to launch sas on a recent Centos 7.3 install:

SAS L is StiLL aLive

If you’ve ever done any moderate googling on a SAS topic you’ve probably unearthed a thread on SAS-L, quite possibly from several decades ago.  You’d be forgiven for assuming that this simply something that “used to exist’ because - up until recen...

Tabs v Spaces - which is more popular in SAS?

Tabs or Spaces?  Does it even matter, so long as you / your team are consistent?  For many SAS developers the standard place to write code is the Program Editor - for which the default setting is to use tabs, else 4 spaces.

Interestingly - ...

Look out - Locale Gotcha

As gotcha’s go, this was a good one!

We had a report being generated with dates that were inconsistent with the source file (MMDDYY instead of DDMMYY), but only for certain records.  This was definitely related to the

Importing flow: ERROR - An error occurred trying to connect the responsible parties for the imported objects.

If you are getting the following message when importing a package containing a FLOW:

SAS As A Service - an easy way to get SAS into Excel, Power BI

When we think about using SAS with Excel, one begins to groan at the myriad of options - DDE, SAS Addin, various Excel-ish library engines, IOM in VBA, etc etc etc.

What if there were a simple technique, quick to set up, and easy to adjust?...

Finding MIN (or even MAX) of character variables in SQL

It is perfectly valid to use min() as a summary function on character values in

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