sas >> Program Editor

by tonypit45 » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 01:29:06 GMT

Are there any good freeware SAS program editors that anyone can recommend?

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sas >> Program Editor

by proccontents » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 01:32:17 GMT

You can use Ultraedit (I do not know wether it is Free though), Text Pad


By the way what wrong with Enhanced editor ?? If do not like some thing in
that then some body might suggest something else that better features

sas >> Program Editor

by NordlDJ » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 02:08:02 GMT

> -----Original Message-----

You can do SAS programming with any text editor. So, how do you define "good"? And does it truly have to be freeware, or does inexpensive work for you? I use Textpad (not freeware). UltraEdit was mentioned by someone else and it is also a nice editor, and also not freeware. There are a lot of open source editors that may work for you, but again how do you define good?


Daniel J. Nordlund
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Planning, Performance, and Accountability
Research and Data Analysis Division
Olympia, WA 98504-5204

sas >> Program Editor

by proccontents » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 02:39:44 GMT

Hello Tony,

We had very detailed disscussion on this topic, as I use Gmail to access the
SAS-L topics I do not know how to forward you Url (Small and Big ) but check
out for these two topics
by author and date may be of some help

Alternative Program Editors for Windows (not UltraEdit) by Michael Davis
posted on 12/12/07
Notepad++ for SAS -Allan Medwick on 11/14/06


sas >> Program Editor

by anindya.lugbang » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 02:39:47 GMT

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:59 PM, Anthony Pitruzzello

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sas >> Program Editor

by goladin » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:46:09 GMT

I like Textpad and Jedit.

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sas >> Program Editor

by liuwensui » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:51:09 GMT

i've tried several program editors a couple years ago and finally
decided to use emacs on both windows and unix. very powerful. now i
got spoiled by emacs and don't know how to write program without it.

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sas >> Program Editor

by goladin » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:58:56 GMT

Agreed that emacs is one of the best editor out there. It has many
interesting functions with macros built in to assist programmers in many
different area.


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Certified Basic Programmer for SAS V9
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sas >> Program Editor

by JussiJ » Wed, 06 May 2009 10:12:53 GMT

On Apr 1, 4:08 am, XXXX@XXXXX.COM ("Nordlund, Dan (DSHS/RDA)")

Another (not freeware) option is Zeus:

It does SAS code folding and syntax highlighting.

It also has a lot of IDE features like project/workspace management,
class browsing, macro scripting, integrated version control etc.

Jussi Jumppanen
Author: Zeus for Windows IDE

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