|Date: ||Fri, 28 Jun 2002 15:35:00 +0200|
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|Subject: ||Re: mass sas libname change|
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On 28 Jun 02 06:33:42 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dietrich Alte)
>"Fehd, Ronald J." wrote:
>> surely you are not storing program files: *.sas
>> and data sets *.sas7bdat
>> in the same directory?
It's generally seen as a good idea to separate programs and data.
>Every project has one directory.
>I don`t want to have so many sub-directories for every kind of
>software I use in the project.
>How do you organize your directories?
We have completely different structures for clinical data and
programming areas. Data are stored by project and study, with separate
subdirectories for data delivery and qc, before the data are moved up
to the protocol level using standard tools.
Within the programming area are prod, qa and development areas, each
with project/study directory paths, controlled by a version control
system which moves the programs to the correct area as and when
appropriate. There are further subdirectories for format libs, output
files, log files, etc.
Not everyone would benefit from this sort of approach, but in a
multi-project, multi-programmer environment it's very useful indeed.
The underlying rationale and benefit is that there's always a
chrystal-clear audit trail of both data and programs...
Ace in Basel - bruce dot rogers at roche dot com