[R] Problem with sas.get function in Hmisc library

Jean Vidal jean.vidal at freesurf.fr
Sun Sep 28 18:08:21 CEST 2003

I tried to use for the first time the Frank Harell's sas.get function (in 
Hmisc library)
and cannot manage to import my sas datas.

When I use the sas.get(library,member, ...) method, I get the following 
error :
> sas.get("pme","Edfv1_a")->test.import.sas
Error in sas.get("pme", "Edfv1_a") : library, "pme", is not a Unix 
In addition: Warning message: pme/formats.sc? or formats.sas7bcat  not 
found. Formatting ignored. in: sas.get("pme", "Edfv1_a") 'rm' n'est pas 
reconnu en tant que commande interne
ou externe, un programme ex‚cutable ou un fichier de commandes.

Is it supposed to work only on a Unix machine ?

So, let's try the second approach : running the sas_get macro and then 
the 4 files with sas.get(sasout...

> mydata <-sas.get(sasout=c('dict','data','formats','specmiss'),id='ident')
Error in sas.get(sasout = c("dict", "data", "formats", "specmiss"), id = 
"ident") : unused argument(s) (sasout ...)

And effetively, there seems to be no 'sasout' argument in the function call 
"function (library, member, variables = character(0), ifs = character(0), 
format.library = library, id, dates. = c("sas", "yymmdd", "yearfrac", 
"yearfrac2"), keep.log = TRUE, log.file = "_temp_.log", macro = 
sas.get.macro, data.frame.out = existsFunction("data.frame"), clean.up = 
TRUE, quiet = FALSE, temp = tempfile("SaS"), formats = TRUE, recode = 
formats, special.miss = FALSE, sasprog = "sas", as.is = 0.5, 
check.unique.id = TRUE, force.single = FALSE, where, uncompress = FALSE) "

Am I missing something ?

Using :
Package: Hmisc
Version: 2.0-0
Date: 2003-07-10
Title: Harrell Miscellaneous

> version
         _              platform i386-pc-mingw32
arch     i386           os       mingw32        system   i386, mingw32  
status                  major    1              minor    7.1            
year     2003           month    06             day      16             
language R

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