Monthly Archives: February 2014

Installing SAS 9.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

Officially SAS does not support Ubuntu Linux as a platform, in spite of it being the most popular desktop distribution. It will run, but there are two things you need to do: First, reconfigure Ubuntu not to use dash. The SAS Deployment Wizard will freeze when you first click “Next” during the install if you […]

SAS Macro Variable Resolution Timing

I thought this was neat and quirky. The implications of it are important, too. When you assign a macro variable in SAS, it doesn’t resolve immediately. It resolves It will also warn you if the variable doesn’t exist yet, too. %let x = &y; %let y = z; %put &x; Will output z Even though, […]