Release Notes

The following release notes pertain to SAS/IML® Studio 13.1:

  • For a complete list of new features in this release of SAS/IML Studio, see the SAS/IML Studio online Help: Help → Help Topics. The following list highlights a few new features:

    • SAS/IML Studio supports a new type of workspace called a SAS Workspace. A SAS Workspace runs standard SAS programs, as opposed to IMLPlus programs.

    • The SAS/IML Studio program editor highlights matching braces, brackets, and parentheses. The editor supports improved color coding and automatically highlights syntax errors.

    • New keyboard shortcuts include CTRL+G to go to a line in a program editor, and CTRL+E to clear the HTML output window or the Log window.

    • The TEMPLATE procedure now works in SAS/IML Studio.

    • The online documentation has been restructured.

  • SAS/IML Studio includes documentation for Base SAS 9.4, SAS/IML 13.1, and SAS/STAT 13.1. See for current versions of SAS documentation.

  • 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.

  • The SAS/IML Studio user interface is available in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. When you run SAS/IML Studio on a Windows system configured for a language other than English, you can still use English fonts by defining the IMLStudio_ForceEnglishUI environment variable. For more information, refer to the Configuration section of the chapter The IML Studio Enviroment in the SAS/IML Studio online Help.

  • SAS/IML Studio uses the Microsoft Access Database Engine to import Microsoft Excel worksheets. The 32-bit edition of SAS/IML Studio requires the 32-bit edition of the Access Database Engine. Similarly, the 64-bit edition of SAS/IML Studio requires the 64-bit edition of the Access Database Engine.

    Windows does not permit you to install the 32-bit and the 64-bit editions of Access Database Engine at the same time. If your Windows system does not have the appropriate edition of Access Database Engine installed, you will be unable to import Microsoft Excel worksheets by using the Open File dialog box or the IMLPlus method DataObject.CreateFromExcelFile. In this situation, you should use the IMPORT procedure, which is part of SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files.