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SAS companion for the Microsoft Windows environment: version 6

Publisher: SAS Institute, 1996.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 293 p. : Graphs ; 28 cm.ISBN: 1555447716Type of document: Book Bibliography/Index:
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SAS Companion for the Microsoft Windows Environment Contents Part 1 Running the SAS System under Windows . ............ 1 Chapter 1 Getting Started................................................................ 3 The SAS System: Exploiting the Power of Microsoft Windows................................................................................ 3 Starting the SAS System.................................................. 4 Files Used by the SAS System........................................... 7 Submitting SAS Code...................................................... 10 Interrupting Your SAS Session....................................... 11 Running DOS or Windows Commands from within SAS........................................................................................... 12 Ending Your Display Manager Session...........................13 About External Files........................................................ 49 Referencing External Files............................................... 49 Accessing External Files with SAS Statements............. 55 Accessing External Files with Display Manager Commands..................................................................... 56 Advanced External I/0 Techniques................................ 57 Data Acquisition............................................................... 58 Chapter 5 Managing SAS Output....................................................61 Printing............................................................................ 61 Routing Procedure Output and the SAS Log to a File ....65 Producing Graphics........................................................ 65 Chapter 2 Using Graphical Interface Features of the SAS System under Windows.......................................................... 15 Overview of the SAS System Interface............................. 15 Accessing Online Help and Documentation....................17 Working within Your SAS Session...................................18 Customizing Your SAS Session........................................22 Changing the Tools on the Tool Bar............................... 26 Chapter 6 Performance Considerations........................................ 71 Hardware Considerations............................................... 71 Windows Features that Optimize Performance.............. 71 SAS System Features that Optimize Performance . .. . .72 Network Performance Considerations............................. 73 Advanced Performance Tuning Methods......................... 73 Chapter 3 Using SAS Files..............................................................31 Introduction to SAS Files................................................ 31 Multiple Engine Architecture.......................................... 34 Using Data Libraries....................................................... 35 Accessing SAS Files from Multiple SAS Sessions........... 42 Using SAS Files from Other Releases with Release 6.11 for Windows........................................................... 43 Using Release 6.11 SAS Files with Previous Releases .45 Using Version 5 and Other Remote Host SAS Files in Release 6.11............................................................... 45 Reading BMDP, OSIRIS, and SPSS Files......................... 46 Transferring SAS Files between Operating Systems.. ... 47 Accessing Database Files with SAS/ACCESS Software............................................................................ 48 Accessing SAS Data while in other Applications using the SAS ODBC Driver............................................. 48 Part 2 Using SAS with Other Windows Applications..... . .77 Chapter 7 Using Groupware to Distribute SAS Data..................... 79 Introduction to Using Groupware with the SAS System............................................................................ 79 Sending Electronic Mail from within the SAS System .79 Populating a Lotus Notes Database Using the DATA Step and SCL Code...........................................................83 Chapter 8 Using OLE in SAS/AF Software..................................... 85 About OLE.......................................................................... 85 SAS/AF Catalog Compatibility......................................... 86 Inserting an OLE Object in a FRAME Entry................... 86 Editing an OLE Object within a FRAME Entry............... 88 Invoking OLE Verbs........................................................... 89 Using Linked OLE Objects................................................ 89 Converting OLE Objects.................................................... 90 Automating OLE Objects and Applications..................... 90 Chapter 4 Using External Files........................................................ 49 Using OLE Custom Controls (OCXs) in Your SAS/ AF Application.................................................................... 94 Introduction to SAS Procedures.................................. 169 Chapter 9 Using Dynamic Data Exchange.................................... 101 Overview of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)................ 101 DDE Syntax within SAS................................................. 101 Referencing the DDE External File............................... 101 DDE Examples................................................................ 102 Chapter 18 Statements................................................................... 179 Overview of SAS Statements......................................... 179 Chapter 19 System Options........................................................... 189 Introduction to SAS System Options............................ 190 Displaying SAS System Option Settings....................... 190 Changing SAS System Option Settings.........................190 System Options for the SAS System under Windows ..191 Summary of SAS System Options.................................209 Chapter 10 Using Unnamed and Named Pipes............................. 107 Overview of Pipes...............................................................107 Using Unnamed Pipes................................................... 107 Using Named Pipes......................................................... 108 Chapter 20 Length and Precision of Variables ........................... 215 Numeric Variables.......................................................... 215 Character Variables..................................................... .215 Chapter 11 Accessing External DLLs from the SAS System ..................................................................... .115 Overview of Dynamic Link Libraries in the SAS System.......................................................................... .115 The SASCBTBL Attribute Table...................................... 115 Special Considerations When Using External DLLs . .. 118 Examples....................................................................... 124 Chapter 21 Macro Facility.............................................................. 217 About the SAS Macro Facility.........................................217 Automatic Macro Variables............................................ 217 Macro Statements......................................................... 218 Macro Functions........................................................... 218 Autocall Libraries........................................................... 218 Chapter 12 Special Considerations for SAS/AF Programmers.. 129 Controlling the Appearance and Behavior of the SAS System...................................................................... 129 Controlling the SAS AWS................................................. 129 Accessing External DLLs from the SAS System............ 130 Designing, Saving, and Loading Custom Tool Bar Controls.......................................................................... 131 Invoking SAS/AF Applications Automatically............... 131 Controlling the Online Help........................................... 131 Creating a Scaled-Down Version of the SAS System for Distribution.............................................................132 Associating Your Own Logo and Icons with Your SAS/AF Application....................................................... 132 Incorporating Electronic Mail into Your SAS/AF Application...................................................................... 133 Part 4 Appendices..................................................... .221 Appendix 1 Updating Your Licensing Information . . . ......... . 223 Using SAS Setup to Update Your Licensing Information.................................................................... 223 SETINIT Procedure Syntax............................................ .224 Appendix 2 A SCL Methods for Automating OLE Objects .. 227 Summary of OLE Class Methods...................................227 Appendix 3 OLE Controls Provided with the SAS System. 233 Introduction................................................................. 233 SAS ComboBox Control.................................................. 233 SAS Edit Control.............................................................236 Example: Using the SAS OLE Controls in a SAS/ AF Application................................................................. 238 Example: Accessing the Color Properties of an OLE Control Using SCL........................................................ 239 Part 3 A Features of the SAS Language for Windows.... .135 Chapter 13 CALL Routines............................................................ 137 Overview of SAS CALL Routines under Windows. . .. 137 Chapter 14 Display Manager Commands..................................... 141 Overview of Display Manager Commands.................... .141 Appendix 4 Error Messages for the SAS System under Windows...................................................................................... 241 Overview of SAS System Error Messages...................... 241 Accessing Files............................................................... .241 Using SAS System Features.......................................... 242 Using OLE........................................................................ 242 Using Networks............................................................... 243 Resolving Internal Errors.............................................. 243 Resolving Operating System and Windows Error Messages...................................................................... 244 Chapter 15 Functions..................................................................... 153 Overview of SAS Functions under Windows................. 153 Chapter 16 Informats and Formats .................................. . 161 Reading and Writing Binary Data................................ 161 Informats...................................................................... 161 Formats........................................................................ 164 User-Written Informats and Formats........................... 166 Appendix 5 Graphics Considerations.......................................... 245 Overview of Graphics Considerations........................... 245 Using TrueType Fonts with SAS/GRAPH Software. .... 245 Using SAS/GRAPH Map Data Sets................................ 246 Chapter 17 Procedures................................................................... 169 Appendix 6 Network Considerations................................... 247 Network Considerations under Windows....................... .247 Overview of the Utility Application.................................... 257 Using the Utility Application............................................... 257 Appendix 7 Moving Files Containing ANSI or OEM Characters between Windows, OS/2, and DOS.......................... 249 Introduction to Using Different Character Sets......... . 249 Overview of Character Sets Used by Windows, OS/2, and DOS....................................................................................... 249 Available Methods of Moving Files..................................... 250 SAS Configuration and Autoexec File Considerations252 Other Considerations.............................................................. 252 Character Sets.......................................................................... .254 Appendix 9 Default Key Settings for Display Manager and the SAS Application Workspace................................... 259 Default Display Manager Key Definitions....................... 259 Key Definitions for the SAS Application Workspace .259 Glossary........................................................................ 261 Index............................................................................ 267 Appendix 8 Utility Application ............................................ 257

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