Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:55:32 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: The Long and Winding Road to SAS Global Forum 2010 (getting
way off topic)
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Dale McLerran posted the following:
> So, using Nat's suggestion, I COULD have the farthest distance
> to travel to get to SGF. All that I would have to do is fly
> from Seattle to Seattle circumnavigating the world. I could
> rack up about 25,000 miles that way!
> There are a few of us out in the Great NorthWet. I think Dan
> Nordlund lives a few miles further from Seattle than I do, so
> if one included driving distance, Dan would beat me by about
> 15 miles if he, too, were to opt for Nat's travel plan.
Dale; hey, no fair!
We could take this in a different direction (no pun intended) and give a prize to the person from the city the shortest distance from "Seattle":
sgf2010_dist = spedis("Rockville", "Seattle");
label sgf2010_dist = "Distance between 'Rockville' and 'Seattle'";
proc print noobs data=gointoseattle label;
That would give people outside the great state of Washington a fighting chance:-)
Dale, best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. - Susan Sontag