SAS Programming with VIM

SAS Programming with VIM

While I’m an old time vi user, I have been really using Emacs in some sort of vi mode since 1995. I wrote this article when I felt tempted to give VIM a chance. I’m sorry to say that Vim lost and I went back to Emacs very shortly after. If you are interested in programming SAS on Vim, this is still a relevent article. But realize that I do not use this. SAS programming with Vim is very nice with the addition of just this one package. Here’s what I did, and what you can do too, without all the work.

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HomeBrew

HomeBrew

Developing software on OS X is not always easy. It’s not like Linux or FreeBSD where we have package management that allows easy installation and upgrading of software and the libraries that depend on them. In those systems it’s a given. It’s buit in, it’s a part of life we learn and get used to from the beginning. HomeBrew gives us all of that for OS X.

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Spinal

Spinal

I was looking for a little bit more freedom of movement as well as something to lead the eye a little bit more. In some ways I was thinking of Mondrian, the way his paintings make your eye wander, yet they had weight, a solidity that grounded the entire canvas.

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Dots Descending

Dots Descending

Dots descending gained a little inspiration from ‘Nude Descending a staircase’. The nature of the mobile is to spiral like a snaky staircase in various directions. The dots sit on top of it all and trace the curves to the bottom. All of the imagined rectangles in Dots Descending follow the golden mean. This was a bit tricky because the rectangles overlap. Dots descending is fairly square but the way it moves and curves is astounding.

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Yellow Square

Yellow Square

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