Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:23:14 -0300
Reply-To: Guido Sagasti <guidosagasti@YAHOO.COM.AR>
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From: Guido Sagasti <guidosagasti@YAHOO.COM.AR>
Subject: Macro Question
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Working with a SAS prg at a point I have a sas7bcat file and I want to modify it (and see what's inside of it). How can I do it?
Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM> escribió:
>It's under "Projects" in the menu on the left hand side, along with some
>others. I'm happy with my command line, so I haven't explored them.
I agree. Statistics done with a GUI is an attempt to simplify the complex. As George Box (I think) said:
There are no routine statistical questions, only questionable statistical routines.
You can do good things with GUIs, and you can certainly do bad things with command line. But using the command line seems to me vastly preferable because
1) It tends to lead us to question what we are doing
2) You can store the code (I know you can do this with some GUIs - some generate the code - but the tendency is to not do so, at least for me.
3) It tends to force us to engage in at least a little thought about what we are proposing to analyze.
Where a GUI might be really useful is in modifying graphics - R has some of this, and, from what I hear, SAS ODS Graphics will have some in v. 9.2
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