|Date: ||Wed, 7 Mar 2012 08:27:28 -0600|
|Reply-To: ||"Data _null_;" <iebupdte@GMAIL.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Data _null_;" <iebupdte@GMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Suggesting improvements in SAS software|
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I always forget about the SASWare Ballot.
On 3/7/12, Rick Wicklin <Rick.Wicklin@sas.com> wrote:
> In a SAS-L thread, Data _null_ made the comment:
> "PROC EXPAND is easy, (Rick tell them we need EXPAND in BASE)."
> I'd like to remind all SAS users that YOU can directly tell SAS what
> features, changes, and improvements you want by using the SASware Ballot,
> which is available 24/7/365 at http://support.sas.com/community/ballot/
> To use Data _null_'s example, one or more of you could make the suggestion
> "Move PROC EXPAND to Base SAS."
> Suggestions are always more compelling when accompanied by valid reasons
> that helps SAS understand customer needs. For example, you might want to
> accompany your suggestion by a few sentences such as "Interpolation is a
> fundamental operation in data preparation, yet it is difficult to do
> interpolation in the DATA step...."
> My understanding is that the SASware ballot is updated weekly, so that
> voting could begin a week after the initial suggestion.
> Rick Wicklin