WordPerfect Back on WinCenter
Consider MARIAH and ELAINE for SAS Jobs
New and Improved STATA Documentation
Other New SSCC Publications
It's baaaaacccckkk! Corel has released its first officially supported version of WordPerfect for Windows NT 4.0: Terminal Server Edition (WinCenter's formal name). We have installed it for your evaluation. We believe it to be a much better product than the version we had to remove from WinCenter in 1997 due to serious performance problems. Please report problems to Consultant.
Many of you have probably noticed the slow performance on GUY lately. This is due to the large number of SAS jobs running. If you are a member of CDE, please consider running your SAS jobs on MARIAH. If you are a member of Sociology, please consider running your SAS jobs on ELAINE. Both MARIAH and ELAINE were replaced with more powerful CPUs within the last six months. STATA users should be running all their jobs on HAL, the new computer server introduced in February. Type "computers" at the UNIX prompt for information on SSCC's UNIX computers.
Russell Dimond has been busy improving our STATA documentation and training since he arrived last Fall. He has posted two new documents on SSCC's web site that are definitely worth checking out: An Introduction to Stata and Intermediate Stata. This later document is full of useful information on reading hierarchical data, explicit indexing, using macros, writing programs, accessing stored results and looping. If you use STATA and haven't met Russell yet, drop by his office in 4321 Social Sciences Tuesday-Thursday 1-3 the next time you have a STATA question.
Following are some other new SSCC publications available from the Public Terminal Rooms, Consulting, or on-line at SSCC's web site:
Managing Your SAS Output
Illustrates how to use new version 8 features of SAS to create SAS data sets from procedure output; redirect output to HTML, Rich Text Format (RTF), or PostScript formatted files; and use templates to customize the appearance of output.
Working with Data Sets
in ASCII Text Format
Using Excel as an alternative for reading ASCII data that can then be run through STAT/TRANSFER to make SAS or STATA data.
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