[ESS] ESS and SAS: From Windows PC to UNIX server

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Nov 20 21:27:41 CET 2009

Paul Heinrich Dietrich wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new and have figured out most things necessary, but cannot figure out
> how to run a SAS job with ESS, either batch or interactive.  I have
> Emacs+ESS on a Windows PC that does not have SAS PC, and I connect
> successfully to a UNIX server that has SAS on it.  I can view a SAS file on
> the server, and ESS correctly highlights the syntax.
> How do I run a SAS job?
> I've tried M-x SAS both before and after connecting to the UNIX server. 
> While viewing a SAS file, I've tried M-x SAS and most of my <f> function
> keys.
> I see in the ESS manual there's a problem with SAS on Windows, but I don't
> have SAS on Windows?  What am I doing wrong?  Many thanks.

Hi Paul:

 From your description, I can't really tell what you are doing.  For 
example, how can you see the UNIX filesystem from your Windows PC? 
Unfortunately, this level of detail is actually necessary to give you 
the advice you are seeking.


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