[ESS] SAS. Is Ess 12.09 working?

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Nov 19 15:54:56 CET 2012

On 11/18/2012 01:44 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Here's where I stand.
> In emacs.d/init.el, my only SAS change is:
> (setq ess-sas-local-unix-keys t)

That's an antiquated interface.  Try this instead:

> Humphf. Well, the name of the SAS file is seen as*shell*.

That's really strange!  On my test machine with 12.09, I don't
see this at all.  And, I don't remember ever seeing anything
like that.  I can't even guess why that would happen.

> I can get an iSAS session started.
> M-x SAS causes the Emacs frame to divide into 4 very narrow windows.
> However, I can't get commands to go from the SAS code window to the
> others.
> Highlight some SAS code.
> In the ESS menu, I choose "Eval and Go" and nothing happens, the
> minibuffer says only:
> Text is read-only

Hmmm...  Frankly, nothing much has changed
with ESS[SAS] since 5.14.  There is a function that seems to work
in most cases and I use it for debugging.  In a *.sas file...

M-x ess-sas-interactive

Now, highlight something and C-c C-r.

Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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