Re: [R] Invoking SAS in order to use sas.get

From: Nordlund, Dan (DSHS) <NordlDJ_at_dshs.wa.gov>
Date: Thu 06 Jul 2006 - 04:36:51 EST


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> bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Hamilton, Cody
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:18 AM
> To: Uwe Ligges
> Cc: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Invoking SAS in order to use sas.get
>
>
> Thanks for your response. I specified the path to the SAS executable
> 'C:/Program Files/.../sas.exe', using the sasprog option in sas.get()
> and got a similar error message: C:/Program is not recognized as an
> internal or external command. I would like to apologize in advance if I

> am making a very foolish mistake here . . .
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 13:7 PM
> To: Hamilton, Cody
> Cc: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Invoking SAS in order to use sas.get
>
> Hamilton, Cody wrote:
> > Sas.get is a function available from the Hmisc library. I am using
> > Windows (sorry for not mentioning that).
>
>
> Same as mentioned in my former mail also applies for sas.get() in Hmisc.
>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
> >
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:35 PM
> > To: Hamilton, Cody
> > Cc: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: Re: [R] Invoking SAS in order to use sas.get
> >
> > Hamilton, Cody wrote:
> >> I am trying to use the sas.get function to bring a SAS dataset into
> R.
> >> After calling the sas.get function I got an error message stating
> that
> >> 'sas' is not a recognized internal or external command, etc. I am
> >> guessing that I need to specify the internal command to invoke SAS in
> >> the sasprog option for the sas.get function, but I don't know how to
> >> determine what that command might be. Any thoughts would be
> >> appreciated.
> >>
> >
> >
> > What is sas.get()?
> > If you are talking about read.ssd() in package "foreign", you have to
> >
> > specify the path to the sas executable. If you are on Windows (your
> mail
> >
> > header suggests, but you have not told it), this might begin with
> >
> > "c:/Program files/........." unless you have sas in your PATH already.
> >
> > Uwe Ligges
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> Cody Hamilton, Ph.D
> >>
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Because your path has a space in it, i.e. "c:\Program Files\...", Windows requires quotes around the path\filename. So, you need to include double-quotes as part of your path specification. Some thing like:

'"C:/Program Files/.../sas.exe"'

Hope this helps,

Dan

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



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