Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 12:41:54 -0700
Reply-To: Stanley Gorodenski - ASRX <gorodenskis@MAIL.MARICOPA.GOV>
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From: Stanley Gorodenski - ASRX <gorodenskis@MAIL.MARICOPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: SAS ARIMA Record Limitations?
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Since no one replied by now I assume there won't be an answer to my
questions. No problem. If anyone does respond sometime between now and
the solar expansion projected to occur in a few billion years or so,
please include my email address in the response. Since I have a tenuous
connection with SAS (virtually none at the time) I need to set SAS-L to
NOMAIL whenever I have no reason to get messages. I will do this by the
end of the day.
> From: Stanley Gorodenski - ASRX
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:23 AM
> To: 'SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU'
> Subject: SAS ARIMA Record Limitations?
> In my current job I am, yet, not in a position to be changing
> procedures, but have a question about ARIMA and SAS. When I was using
> the PACK program in the early 1980's on the mainframe, I was never
> aware of any limitations on the number of records it could process.
> There may have been a limitation but I was using small series, less
> than 300 observations. When I had checked into pc Autobox about 6-10
> years ago, it could only process at the most 600 records. My guess is
> that the reason Autobox is/was limited to the number of cases that can
> be processed is because the algorithms it uses are so time consuming.
> Does SAS have any file size limitations for processing? If it doesn't
> it probably means it is using a different parameter estimation method
> than PACK(alias Autobox). Even if there is no size limitation, would
> SAS be able to process up to 10k or 20k records in a reasonable time,
> and, if not, will I always be faced with extremely long processing
> times of large files no matter what software I use because of the
> nature of the ARIMA process? In my current job we are using SPSS and
> so I do not have access to SAS to directly answer my own question.