From SAS Mainframe Listing to WordPerfect Table with No Data Entry
Preparing the final report for an evaluation project often involves preparation of lengthy tables. To prevent persons from having to retype the data already in a mainframe file and then verify the data, the Evaluation and Assessment Laboratory of the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) uses a simple procedure that entails: (1) formatting the output of a Statistical Analysis System (SAS) frequency procedure; (2) downloading the listing to the personal computer; (3) running a BASIC program; (4) editing the file in a text editor; (5) importing the output into WordPerfect; and (6) running WordPerfect macros. The result is a formatted table that has no data errors and is ready for inclusion in a report. The procedure is illustrated using a survey filled out by teachers in a public school system on possible topics for teacher in-service workshops, but the same process is also used for various needs assessment projects. The finished table is included, and an appendix contains the needs assessment. (SLD)
Jarrell, M.G. & Hebbler, S.W. From SAS Mainframe Listing to WordPerfect Table with No Data Entry.