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Date:         Mon, 5 Mar 2001 17:40:27 -0000
Reply-To:     Nigel.Pain@SCOTLAND.GSI.GOV.UK
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Nigel Pain <Nigel.Pain@SCOTLAND.GSI.GOV.UK>
Subject:      Re: Can a SAS Dataset larger than 2 GB ?
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The UK billion should indeed be 1 million million, which seems to make sense to me (it is a bi-million). However, as with many things (eg. pronunciation of research, emphasis is on the second syllable in UK English), US cultural imperialism [:-)] means that we find it being used to mean 1 thousand million more and more.

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> -----Original Message----- > From: Walter Scott [mailto:wscott@MAIL.STATE.TN.US] > Sent: 05 March 2001 16:58 > Subject: Re: Can a SAS Dataset larger than 2 GB ? > > > Sigurd, > The US billion is a thousand million. If memory serves > me correctly, a UK billion is a million million. I believe > both countries go up in steps of a thousand from there; thus, > for number greater than or equal to a billion, the UK name is > always 10**3 larger than than the same US name. ((Somebody > please double-check me on that. It's Monday morning after all)). > Don't Canada and the rest of Europe use the "UK" > convention in this regard?? > > Walter > > >>> Sigurd Hermansen <HERMANS1@WESTAT.COM> 10:33:26 05-Mar-01 >>> > <<Note for FJK: please hold for Friday>> > > <<snip>> > > Hope this clarifies the issue of file size limitations. Now, > while we are > again on the subject of ridiculously large numbers, is the US > trillion the > same as the UK billion? And where does the 16 come from? Is > that to allow > backward compatibility for Intel 286/386 machines with > trillion GB disks? > > Signed, > WW Beergiver/SWH > > -----Original Message----- > From: Darryl Putnam [mailto:dputnam@MERKLENET.COM] > Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 9:24 AM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: Can a SAS Dataset larger than 2 GB ? > > > In windows 95/98 there is the 2GB file size limitation. In > Windows NT/2000 > in all practicality there is no limitation. It is around > 16Trillion GB > > -----Original Message----- > From: Gerhard Hellriegel [mailto:ghellrieg@T-ONLINE.DE] > Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 7:40 AM > To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Subject: Re: Can a SAS Dataset larger than 2 GB ? > > > On Mon, 5 Mar 2001 13:45:09 +0700, Nat <nat_blue@YAHOO.COM> wrote: > > >I read from SAS V6 's help that it cannot. (For windows 95 or 98) > >But how about SAS V7 or V8 ? > > > >Thanks. > >Nat > > are you sure, that this is not a limitation of the operating > system? In > this case, SAS V8 cannot also. However I remember something > for HPUX, where > a similar limitation was and there was a experimental way in SAS to > circumvent the limit with a kind of multi-libs (more than one > dataset which > occures like one library). If you mean a external dataset, > just read in / > write out multiple. > For the multi-file libraries maybe you should contact the > tech support or > refer to the SAS WWW-site for documents. Look for "GB > limitation" or "multi- > file", ... Maybe there is something like that also for Win-versions. >


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