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From: bmingo@extragalactic.info
Subject: SAS and file names including the "+" character
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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:24:16 GMT
From: bmingo@extragalactic.info
To: xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int
Cc: bmingo@extragalactic.info
Subject: SAS and file names including the "+" character
Full_Name: Beatriz Mingo
Submission from: (NULL) (147.197.230.210)


Some SAS subroutines seem to crash when my file names and/or file paths include
the "+" character. I have experienced this problem with the tasks dstoplot,
arfgen and rmfgen, all of which are called immediately after evselect, so the
latter may be affected too.

While this is not, by far, something vital for the data analysis, it would be
convenient if SAS supported file names with this symbol, since there are many
astronomical objects that include it, and naming files after them allows
immediate recognition, very useful when working with large samples.

My current SAS version is 11.0, and my operating system is Debian (with GNOME).

If there is an easy way to implement this for one of the next SAS releases, I
would be very grateful.

Regards,

Beatriz Mingo


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From: Nora Loiseau <xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int>
To: bmingo@extragalactic.info
Subject: Re: SAS and file names including the "+" character (PR#49771)
Date: Fri Mar 16 12:31:00 2012
Dear Beatriz,

many thanks for your suggestion, I am passing it to the
SAS developers.

Cheers,

Nora
----
Dr. Nora Loiseau
XMM-Newton User Support Group


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From: Nora Loiseau <xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int>
To: bmingo@extragalactic.info
Subject: Re: SAS and file names including the "+" character (PR#49771)
Date: Tue Mar 20 15:26:22 2012
Dear Beatriz,

the SAS developers informed me that this is a well known SAS feature. The
treatment of these characters in Linux terminals depends on the OS and shell,
so they would prefer to let it as it is for the moment.

Thanks again for your suggestions,

Nora


> Full_Name: Beatriz Mingo
> Submission from: (NULL) (147.197.230.210)
> 
> 
> Some SAS subroutines seem to crash when my file names and/or file paths
include
> the "+" character. I have experienced this problem with the tasks
dstoplot,
> arfgen and rmfgen, all of which are called immediately after evselect, so
the
> latter may be affected too.
> 
> While this is not, by far, something vital for the data analysis, it would
be
> convenient if SAS supported file names with this symbol, since there are
many
> astronomical objects that include it, and naming files after them allows
> immediate recognition, very useful when working with large samples.
> 
> My current SAS version is 11.0, and my operating system is Debian (with
GNOME).
> 
> If there is an easy way to implement this for one of the next SAS releases,
I
> would be very grateful.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Beatriz Mingo
> 
> ----
Dr. Nora Loiseau
XMM-Newton User Support Group

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