Mary posted the following:
> Hi all,
> I need your input!
> I thought it would be fun to put together a list of retired SAS
> procedures, and make it an article on sascommunity.org . I'm having a
> little trouble, though, knowing where to find this list, so I thought
> ask you!
> When I was in school I learned about one (retired) PROC that could be
> to create a banner with a dot matrix printer. This banner could
> say "Happy Birthday" or some other greating. I can't remember what the
> name of that PROC was, though.
> If you can just give me the name of any retired SAS procs that you
> remember, I can do the research on them myself. And, when I'm done, I
> promise to post a link here to the sascommunity.org article that I
Mary, great idea! It has been fun to see all of the serious and the not-so-serious responses to your RFI. Here is my own contribution.
Though it is not retired, the following PROC is not documented in any of the SAS Online Documentation web pages, but rather in a usage note.
...produces information about the status of your SAS Foundation products; writing the current level of each product to your SAS log. It is documented in Usage Note 35968.
So, if you do decide to include some of the obscure, less known/documented SAS procedures, you might want to include PROC PRODUCT_STATUS.
Mary, 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
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