|Date: ||Wed, 4 Jan 2006 10:32:23 +1000|
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|From: ||adam <adam.is@LARGE.UGA.EDU>|
|Subject: ||Re: Q on PC SAS on a notebook.|
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On Tue, 3 Jan 2006 16:40:33 -0700, Alan Churchill wrote:
> I think this is more than doable on current technology.
Good man! That's what I wanted to hear.
> I use a mammoth
> laptop (Toshiba Qosmio) that can read this amount of data in without any
> trouble. I recently randomly generated 18M records into a csv and then read
> it into a dataset in around 2 minutes.
> Get 1GB RAM at least. The Qosmio comes with dual hard drives so you can put
> work on 1 drive and leave your data on another (even external drive if
Someone else suggested an external hd, which looks a better idea as it'd
allow backing up and easier transportation.
> I don't think of the Qosmio as a laptop but more of a portable development
> environment. It weighs too much to run through airports.
Yair, I've got one like that too. They save on gym membership fees.
> Alan Churchill
> Savian "Bridging SAS and Microsoft Technologies"
(Response to Stephane below)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
> Stéphane Colas
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 3:34 PM
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Q on PC SAS on a notebook.
> I'm working on a ACER travelmate with SAS for some contracts an it's not the
> better way to do this. Even with a pentium M 1.4 and 512 M of RAM. When you
> treat a 800 K rows * 1200 vars data, the proc XXX is slow : I remember a
> proc freq freq around 5 minutes elasped.
> So, with your description, I can't imagine to use it.
> Adam, Are you a freelance who works only with a notebook or have you the
> idea to
> work during your holydays with your usual data ?
"work during holidays"?? Are you mad? :-)
No, as said I'm trying to implement a Grand Plan to be able to work from
home a lot....if this happens then I can sell up and move to the beach.
btw Stephane, I'm replying here as your post didn't reach my server.