Replying to JKR's posting on the size difference between 9.1.3 and 9.2 SAS data sets, oloolo posted the following:
> different versions of SAS AND Windows
> maybe due to 64-bit OS
> On Wed, 26 May 2010 09:19:30 -0400, Subscribe Sas-L Jkr
> <jayakumarreddy@GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >i exported (cport) a dataset in 9.1.3 (32 bit SAS on 32 bit Windows
> >server) and imported (cimport) that on 9.2 (64 bit SAS on 64 bit
> >2008 server). The Size of the dataset is bigger in 9.2? any reasons as
Oloolo, I was thinking along the same lines, but the OP's omission of some very basic information made me lose interest in this thread.
It would have been far more interesting if the OP had posted the size of both the SAS 9.1.3 and the SAS 9.2 data sets. Then, we would have either been astounded or said something like "So what; it's only a 2K size difference"?. I would have also have liked to know things like the Data Set Page Size on each platform, and whether the SAS data set was encrypted or had deleted observations under SAS 9.1.3. Wouldn't that make it more interesting?
Oloolo, 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.
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