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Outta Space with SAS Software?

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When running SAS® programs on a PC, the user needs only to worry about how much free space there is on the PC they are using. However, when SAS programs are run under MVS on a mainframe machine, the correct use of disk space for WORK and permanent SAS Data Libraries is more complex, but essential to their smooth running. This paper describes various methods of exploiting the space available on a mainframe.

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This paper was expanded into a chapter in my book Saving Time and Money using SAS published by SAS Publishing in 2007.

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