SAS seems not to recognize the ASCII summary file pointed by
SAS_ODF. Am I doing something wrong?
No, you have probably encountered a feature of the
SAS v5.2.0 GUI interface. The current GUI configuration is
not flexible enough to allow SAS_ODF to be defined
either as a directory, or as the summary file continued in the
ODF directory. For the time
being, it can accept only definitions as directories.
In practical terms, if
you are using SAS through its GUI interface, and
your summary file is located in
You must set
SAS_ODF=/myhome/mydata/myODF/mysummaryfile.SAS would not
work (i.e.: the summary file would not be recognized).
For the time being, a possible workaround is to set the
environmental variable SAS_ODF
through the command line, before launching
the SAS GUI interface. Note also that SAS
works equally well, regardless whether
SAS_ODF is defined
as the directory containing the
summary file, or the summary file itself.
Based on information provided by the SAS developers
XMM-Newton SOC Team. Support by J.Bakker is
Pages maintained by SAS librarian.
Any question about SAS should be addressed to the
XMM-Newton help desk.
June 18, 2009