I hardly see anyone posting here anymore, despite the superior technology when compared with the SAS mailing list. I'm curious why people aren't using this environment more often for questions?

asked 30 Jan '13, 12:46

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I think people ARE using stackoverflow, but the problem is that SO is supposed to be just for 'programming questions' - and SAS is much more than a programming language.

Also, genuine questions can be removed by people who don't understand SAS. For instance this one - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13483640/sas-regex-to-match-1-3-digits - closed by a kid called 'omega', who is clearly an expert on regex, but got upset when I didn't accept his original answer (because it didn't work in SAS).

Despite the above, the larger user base (and therefore faster answers to questions) will mean that SO is likely to continue to be the first port of call for SAS questions. Am surprised the mailing list still exists!


answered 22 Apr '13, 06:40

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