Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 19:19:49 +1100
Reply-To: Tim Churches <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Tim Churches <tchur@BIGPOND.COM>
Subject: More on a version of SAS which runs under Linux?
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Further to my previous post on this subject, I should add that my suggestion
that SI makes SAS Version 6.04 for MS-DOS available for free would not stop
SI from releasing a fully featured and up-to-date SAS V7 for Linux, which
they would presumably license at a cost which is equal to either SAS for
(single-user) Windows or SAS for commercial Unix on equivalent hardware i.e.
either a few thousand dollars in the first year for a reasonable selection
of modules in the former case, or ten to twenty thousand dollars in the
latter case. However, I think that there would still be a strong case for a
free, older version of SAS which happens to run under Linux (as well as
MS-DOS and Windows in the DOS box).
Perhaps future discussion should be split into two threads: native SAS for
Linux (which may or may not be free - probably not); and free SAS V6.04 for
DOS (which happens to also run under Linux).