Date: Tue, 9 Jul 1996 18:14:32 GMT
Reply-To: "John E. Bentley" <bentleyj@IX.NETCOM.COM>
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From: "John E. Bentley" <bentleyj@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Please Help with reading SAS into spreadsheet or dbase
Sounds like you have a real need for SAS. You have two files: a flat
data file and a file that has the record layout (column positions of
the variables). But before you invest in a SAS license, get a copy of
"Introducing the SAS System, Version 6, First Edition" ($11.95) from
the SAS Institute. 919-677-8000 or 800-727-3228. That'll give you a
good intro to some of SAS's basic capabilities.
SAS is not inexpensive, but it'll do just about anything you need.
It's licensed on an annual basis. The fee schedule that I have says
that a single copy of the Base software for Win95 will cost $1,085 the
first year and $485 each year after that. If you need to do
higher-level statistics, you'll need the STAT software, which is $850
the first year and $385 after that.
Minh Nguyen <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am a newbies to this group. Please forgive my ignorant
> 1. Can read a data file ( *.dat ), probably a SAS one
> into a spreadsheet, or TSP or any other statistical sofware
> to prepare for processing it ?
> I tried with MS-Excel, but the file is too large, and in
> the near future, it would be many times larger. At present,
> it is about > 13MB, and I have tens of them waiting for me.
> 2. The file contains raw data only, with the names of the
> variables in another file *.dct, with column numbers to
> begin with for each variables.
> Can I read the variables one at a time, or in batch mode ?
> Any help, hints, or advices are gratefully appreciated.
> BTW, how much is a PC SAS for a PC DOS / Win95 single-user ?
> And where can I buy it ?
> Once more thank you very much.
> Minh Nguyen
John E. Bentley
Chicago, IL, USA
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