Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 11:37:02 +0200
Reply-To: "Groeneveld, Jim" <jim.groeneveld@VITATRON.COM>
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From: "Groeneveld, Jim" <jim.groeneveld@VITATRON.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS & OpenSource
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Good idea, has been proposed more often. And is reality already. I have many, many links to sites with SAS code, macros and the like. And I develop macros myself. A few years ago I suggested to SAS-L to validate each others macros in order to make them more useful, but I did not get any response to that. So almost anything available in the public domain must be validated before use by you, the user. And that is what I regret, but it seems to be a (lack of) time problem. Anyway I am currently developing my private website and plan to make a.o. several SAS macros available. But before doing so I have to change several of them (I always have ideas to improve them a little).
But it would be a nice idea to have some central database or web page with many interesting and relating links. I will put my SAS links on my website anyway (but not yet, time is lacking).
Regards - Jim.
P.S. Nice email address you have.........
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Jim Groeneveld, MSc.
6825 MJ Arnhem
Tel: +31/0 26 376 7365
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My computer remains home, but I will attend SUGI 2004.
From: Evert Carton [mailto:me@YOU.HE]
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 14:55
Subject: SAS & OpenSource
I was wondering ...
Would there be any interest among SAS-users to share code in an
open-source like model.
I'm of course not talking about opensourcing the SAS-binaries themselves,
but I'm sure that users out there have developed a number of very
interesting macros, or interesting graphs, templates maybe, interesting
data-steps or whatever, that a lot of people would like to use, that they
could improve or maybe use as a starting point for something else,
and it would be cool to share those improvements again. I think it would
be to the benefit of all of us.
I'm myself absolutely convinced of the value of the co-operative
I can only observe that it has led to great software. I've also seen
just too much sites reinventing the wheel over and over (and over).
And yes I'm aware of SUGI-papers wherein a lot of interesting ideas are
shared, but I do find it a little too static.
I do not intend to start a flame war here, I'm merely ... testing the waters ;-)