Release Notes


The following release notes pertain to SAS/IML® Studio 3.4:

  • This release of SAS/IML Studio supports SAS 9.2 Phase 2 or SAS 9.3.

  • SAS/IML Studio contains a new program editor.

  • SAS/IML Studio can now read and write JMP® data files.

  • SAS/IML Studio includes an interface to the R language. The IMLPlus language includes functions that transfer data between SAS data sets and R data frames, and between SAS/IML matrices and R matrices. This functionality is documented in the SAS/IML User's Guide.

  • You can now run portions of a program by highlighting certain statements and clicking
    Program Run. Only the highlighted statements are run.

  • SAS/IML Studio was formerly named SAS® Stat Studio. SAS/IML Studio can run SAS Stat Studio programs and modules without modification. For information about how to migrate your SAS Stat Studio files and directories to SAS/IML Studio, see the "Changes and Enhancements" topic in the online Help.

  • If you need to open a data set that contains Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters, it is important that you configure the "Regional and Language Options" in the Windows Control Panel for the appropriate country. It is not necessary to change the Windows setting called "Language for non-Unicode programs," which is also referred to as the system locale.

  • When you are running SAS/IML Studio on a Windows system configured for a language other than English, you can still use English fonts. For details, search for the term "IMLStudio_ForceEnglishFonts" in the online Help.

  • SAS/IML Studio uses the Microsoft Access Database Engine to import Microsoft Excel worksheets. Because SAS/IML Studio is a 32-bit application, it requires the 32-bit edition of the Access Database Engine. If you are using a 64-bit edition of the Windows operating system and the 64-bit edition of the Access Database Engine is installed, you cannot use the Open File dialog box or the IMLPlus method DataObject.CreateFromExcelFile to read Microsoft Excel worksheets into SAS/IML Studio. However, you can import a Microsoft Excel worksheet by using the IMPORT procedure, which is part of SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files.