XMM-Newton Internal - SAS Download Overview Stats


Statistical Overview of all feedback for SAS 6.0 downloads

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Total Feedback Received; 738
Number of First-Time downloads; 355

Versions
Downloaded
Number
Users
Machine
Types
Operating
Systems
Migrating
Machines
Migrating
O/S's
Essential
O/S's
Version Count
RH9320
RH7.1165
SU8.289
SOL857
RHEL354
SU7.333
SOL2.611
TRU5.19
No Users Count
1512
3-5114
260
5-1032
OVER1020
Machine Count
Intel641
SunSparc78
DEC13
?4
PC Windows 981
MAC-PPC1
O/S Count
RH9194
RH7362
SUSE958
RH852
FED141
DEB3.038
SOL2.838
SUSE836
RH7131
FED230
RHEL328
SOL2.924
RH7223
MAND917
MAND1015
SUSE78
SOL2.77
DEB3.16
TRU64-5.06
SOL2.65
RH63
VINE2.22
Turbo linux 10F2
KDE 3.22
SLACK102
FreeBSD 5.01
TRU64-4.11
?1
MAND81
gentoo1
Vine Linux 2.6 (ppc)1
Cygwin under Windows XP1
Gentoo1
Machine Count
Intel16
SunSparc1
O/S Count
FED221
MAC10.216
RH911
RHEL38
FED14
SUSE93
SuSE Enterprise Linux AMD641
DEB3.11
Windows XP1
FED31
MAC10.31
MAND91
Next Debian version1
linux - mandrake, slackware or debian1
O/S Count
RH963
FED240
SUSE938
RHEL330
MAC10.319
RH7315
FED115
DEB3.113
RH811
MAND108
SOL2.86
RH716
SOL2.96
RH724
SUSE84
SUSE72
Std Linux2
Fedora, MAC2
TRU64-5.02
MAND92
FreeBSD 5.31
WIndows/cygwin1
SOL2.61
Provide source code!1
Windows XP1
gentoo1
cygwin1

User Comments

Feedback without comments have been omitted from the following table.

Date Version Machine O/S Comment
2004-03-24RH9IntelRH9I think it went fine last time, but that's while back- time will tell on this version!!
2004-03-24RH7.1IntelRH73Previous versions have updated LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to a sas directory that contains versions of some shareable libraries (eg qt) that conflict with system versions. This means its not possible to some other programs in windows intiallised for sas unless you use a wrapper script. For systems where the sas is intialised by default for all users it makes the wrapper script mandatory.
2004-03-24RH9IntelRH9The dependence on a 'correct' version of Perl is annoying because it prohibits upgrades of (or to new) operating systems with a newer version of perl - something that is sometimes required for new applications (such as printing) to run.
2004-03-24SOL8SunSparcSOL2.8I've had great success and understaning using your comments and instructions.
2004-03-24RH9IntelRH9It was extremely difficult to find documentation for the different options to the FLAG parameter in selectlib/evselect. Please support Macintosh.
2004-03-25SOL8SunSparcSOL2.8All GUI tasks in SAS 5.4.1 on Solaris 8 gave the strange message Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display "unix:1.0". without any obvious adverse effect.
2004-03-25SOL8SunSparcSOL2.8Some problems with SAS tasks requiring a specific version of perl. Thank you for having solved them in the new release of SAS!
2004-03-26TRU5.1DECTRU64-5.0Should be able to generate PSFs from the command line
2004-04-01SU8.2IntelSUSE8easier access to the source code would be an asset.
2004-04-02RHEL3IntelDEB3.0Previous version of SAS was partly disfunctional due to dependence on outdated perl libraries...
2004-04-02RHEL3IntelDEB3.0My main issue was the linkage of the previous version to outdated versions of perl.
2004-04-08SU8.2IntelSUSE8It would be nice to have the sources available for SAS 6.0 again, cause it's really difficult to get the binary dists to work on systems they were not compiled for at the moment.
2004-04-10RH9IntelRH9A nice "feature" would be a list of the software requirements and their versions for those of us that aren't willing to pay for redhat. For example, "this package compiled with gcc version x.xx, kernel x.xxx, perl version xx.xx" and so on. I've had no problems running things in the past on non-redhat machines, but it's nice to make sure that you have everything you need. :)
2004-04-21SU7.3IntelRH8It would be good if you could specify which software versions are essential for each version of the SAS - upgrading them all can take too long and if it really doesn't affect SAS performance, at least some upgrades can be avoided.
2004-04-24RH9IntelRH9Having the previous version of SAX running correctly on RH8.0 and RH7.x has proven quite a difficult/tricky task, mainly because of dependence on specific versions of external programs and incomplete or not fully correct explanations on how to fix problems.
2004-05-20RH9IntelRH9I've already installed the binary packages. Rightnow, I am trying to compile it from source, to see if I can compile it with qt-3.3.
2004-06-02RH9Intel?NOT EXPERIENCE
2004-06-05RH9IntelRH9Thank you for making SAS.
2004-06-19RH7.1IntelVINE2.2I could't do running "rgsproc".
2004-06-22RH9IntelRH8I have tried to download SAS once before (downloaded RH 7.1 version, tried to run on a computer running RH 8.0, could never get it to work). I am now trying to run the RH 9.0 version on a computer running RH 8.0. If that doesn't work, I will try running it under Fedora Core 2. I am not a linux expert by any stretch, but this software has proved more difficult to install than some other scientific packages I have used. The whole business of downloading Grace seperately is confusing and could be streamlined.
2004-09-08RH9IntelMAND9First Attempt
2004-09-15RH9IntelRH9I am very much interested in testing the Mac OS X version of SAS so that I may install it on my laptop. I think support for Mac OS X is much more important than support for Tru64 unix, as I know of no people at my institution who still use Tru64.
2004-09-16RH9IntelRH9The grace/pdflib/netcdf/fftw rpms significantly eased the task of installing SAS compared to building grace from source when installing SAS 5.1
2004-11-05RH9IntelDEB3.1I'd love to see Debian supported. It's a very consistent platform, that only changes every 3 years or so.
2004-11-24RH7.1IntelRH71I've answer yesterday the same questions.