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SAS Programming Package for Sublime Text 3

A modest package for doing SAS programming.

Features

Syntax definitions (highlighting) for SAS Programs and .log files. A build system that

  1. Batch-submits the currently-showing program to your local install of SAS.
  2. Waits for said program to finish.
  3. Opens the resulting .log file and checks it for errors or warnings (via a user-configurable regular expression). A macro (bound to ctrl-e) for jumping from error/warning to error/warning in your log.

Snippets!

  1. 'sql' starts up a proc sql - quit block.
  2. 'mac' creates the shell of a macro.
  3. 'mloop' creates a shell macro that loops through all the vars in a dataset (saving you from having to remember where to put the double-ampersands).
  4. 'frq' starts up a FREQ call.
  5. 'srt' starts up a SORT call.
  6. 'tp' starts up a TRANSPOSE call.
  7. Many more!

Indentation rules. Completions.

Installation

Installation is via the wonderful Package Control. Choose 'Package Control: Install Package' off the command palette and then find 'SAS Programming' on the resulting list.

Once that's done, create a trivial sas program (e.g., proc print data = sashelp.class ;), save it to a file (e.g., deleteme.sas) and hit ctrl-b to 'build' (aka batch-submit) your program. One of two things will happen:

  1. The package will find your copy of sas.exe in the location it expects, and the program will be batch-submitted (probably 20% of installs).
  2. The package will not find sas.exe where it's expected and it will prompt you to tell it where your sas.exe is.

If you get outcome 2 there, use the menus to navigate to Preferences -> Package Settings -> SAS -> Settings-User. That will open up the preferences file. Find and edit the value listed for the "sas-path" at the bottom. Enter the full path to your local copy of sas.exe. Windows users, note that backslash characters need to be escaped (doubled up) to be properly read.

To-Do

  1. Polish build system.
  2. Play a sound at the finish of a job to call attention?
  3. Distinguish the taskbar icon from ST3's on the dialog that informs users that a build is complete?
  4. (Possible?) Bring (relevant instance of) ST3 to the fore upon dismissing finish dialog.
  5. Tap into built-in 'results view' stuff for error/warning navigations.

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