ERIC Number: ED359258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
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From SAS Mainframe Listing to WordPerfect Table with No Data Entry.
Jarrell, Michele G.; Hebbler, Stephen W.
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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