Printing Usage Accounting
Double-Sided Printing from Windows
SAS on UNIX Upgraded to Version 8
Update on SSCC E-mail Performance
Status of WordPerfect on UNIX
SSCC Spring Training Opportunities
Following is some summary information for the past two months: Approximately 150,000 sheets of paper were printed from SSCC's public printers in the Computer Room, I/O Room, and the two terminal rooms - that's almost 150 reams of paper a month. 40% of the printing was from Econ users, 36% from Sociology, 12% from IRP, 10% from CDE, and 1% from Rural Sociology and the Aging Institute.
Double-sided Printing on Windows NT (SSCC Pub. #5-5)Note that these documents may need to be updated if we continue to experience problems with the print drivers for the printers in the I/O room. For this reason, these documents are currently available only on-line.
Double-sided Printing on Windows 95/98 (SSCC Pub. #5-12)
There are too many new features in Version 8 to list them all here. A few noteworthy features include:
o SAS data sets are now portable across operating systems (see related article below)Visit SAS's web site for a complete list of features new to version 8.
o Direct referencing of permanent SAS data sets is now possible. LIBNAME statements are no longer required.
o All SAS output is redirectable to SAS data sets and files (including HTML files)
o PROC GENMOD, SAS's procedure for fitting generalized linear models has additional options for GEE methodology
o Three new procedures are now available for selecting and analyzing survey sample data: SURVEYSELECT, SURVEYREG and SURVEYMEANS
o PROC MEANS can now compute medians
o Labels can now have up to 256 characters
o Variable and data set names can now be up to 32 characters long
o SAS Display Manager, SAS's graphical interface for interactive processing, has a whole new look and feel with a much improved text editor.
Version 8 manuals are just beginning to be available from SAS. We probably won't receive any until May. SAS Institute is mostly promoting its on-line documentation so many manuals may never become available in printed form. The complete set of on-line documentation is available at DoIt's web site.
Unfortunately, there is little hope that any of these problems will be fixed because Corel no longer supports WordPerfect on Tru64 UNIX. Recall, that we had to install WordPerfect on an older nonY2K compliant reversion of Tru64 UNIX to get it to run at all.
Again we want to encourage people to find alternatives to WordPerfect on UNIX. If you have a PC, the SSCC Consultant has copies of WordPerfect on CD that you can borrow or ask us to install for you. If you don't have a PC and use an X-terminal, Microsoft Word is available on WinCenter. Word can read WordPerfect documents. Another alternative is to use WordPerfect from the Social Science Micro Lab.
|3/6||2:30-3:30||Windows Tips for Power Users||4452||Arnold|
|3/8||10:00-12:00||Creating a Web Page on SSCC's Web Server||2470||McDermott|
|3/9||2:30-3:30||Keep Your Research Current w/ the Internet||2470||Solock|
|3/28||1:00-3:00||Using the Web to Gather/Process Survey Data||2470||Brauer/Bongert|
|3/23||2:30-3:30||Using CDE's CD-ROM Extractor Machine||4471||Solock|
|3/24-4/7||12:00-1:00||Graphics with S-Plus (3 Friday sessions)||4452||White|
|4/5||11:00-12:00||Performing Calculations in Excel||3218||Brauer|
|4/6||2:30-3:30||Accessing SSCC's PC Network from Home||4452||Flory|
Note: Any session scheduled in 2470 or 3218 (SSML) is a "hands-on" session.
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