Date: Sun, 12 Oct 1997 19:57:01 -0700
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From: "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Organization: Self Analysis
Subject: Re: The way it looks
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SAS was originally designed for mainframe systems offering limited (if
any) graphics support, and typically oriented toward monospace,
unformatted output, with any formatting, lines, etc., provided via
extended character sets (horizontal, vertical lines, pluses, etc.). This
remains a feature of the SAS system today, and a significant complaint
from many new users or business managers familiar with the more readily
formatted "pretty" reporting capabilities of PC-based products (e.g.:
Crystal Reports, etc.).
It is possible to create formatted output from SAS via several means:
various SAS/GRAPH utilities (annotate, GSLIDE), FSLETTER,
text-to-<formatter> macros (HTML, LaTeX, TeX, postscript). None of these
are as simple or integrated as what you'll find in desktop packages. On
the other hand, few other single solutions will provide the full
functionality (or sticker shock) of SAS.
A number of SAS Institute publications and SUGI articles over the years
have addressed this topic. I suggest you contact your Institute
representative for further assistance.
On Friday, October 10, 1997 5:40 PM, robert snijder [SMTP:jroberts@PI.NET]
> Hello everybody. I do have a minor problem with the SAS system. Al the
> output,except the graphs, is written to the output screen. The layout
> possebilities in the output screen are very limited. For example the
> only font wich works under all circumstances, is SAS monospace.
> Is there any possebility to have more layout technical possebilities?
Karsten M. Self (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What part of "gestalt" don't you understand?