SSCC News for February 2001

Inside this issue...
SSCC Spring Training Schedule
Printing JSTOR and ProQuest Files Faster
New SSCC Publications
DAT Tapes

SSCC Spring Training Schedule

All SSCC training sessions require preregistration. If less than three people have preregistered for a course one week prior to its start date, the class may be canceled. You will be reminded about your preregistration through e-mail a day or two before the class begins. Register early before sessions fill!
Date Time Topic Room Instructor
2/8 10:00-12:00 Creating a Web Page on SSCC's Web Server 2470 Dimond
2/13 1:00-3:00 A Hands-on Intro to UNIX 2470 Bongert
2/22 10:00-11:00 Improved Methods for Remote Access to SSCC 4405 Arnold
2/28 10:30-12:00 Introduction to Stata 2470 Dimond
3/6 9:00-10:30 Obtaining Quality/Customizable Output with SAS 8 2470 McDermott
3/6 4:00-5:00 Introduction to PowerPoint 3218 Brauer
3/7 2:00-3:00 Owning a Listar Mailing List 2470 Wald
3/21 10:00-11:00 Keeping Current Using the Internet 2470 Solock
3/22,29 10:00-12:00 Making your Web Page Accessible 2470 Dimond
3/26 9:30-11:00 Introduction to Excel 3218 Brauer
3/27 10:00-11:00 Configuring UNIX Shell and File Permissions 2470 Bongert
4/4 10:30-12:00 Intermediate Stata 2470 Dimond
4/18 2:00-3:30 Advanced Features in Word 3218 Brauer
4/19 2:00-3:00 Getting the Most from the Eudora Mailer 4405 Wald

Printing JSTOR and ProQuest Files Faster

Try printing your JSTOR and ProQuest files on the printers in the I/O Room (4411A) and you'll find that they now print much faster. We added memory to these printers this week and it has made a dramatic improvement in processing speed. Soon we will be replacing the three printers in the 7413 Terminal Room with ones similar to the I/O Room printers providing an alternative location for printing JSTOR and ProQuest files.


STAT/TRANSFER 6 is now available on WinCenter and supports SAS version 8 and STATA version 7 data sets. Unfortunately, the producers of STAT/TRANSFER are no longer offering the building-wide site license SSCC had with previous versions. If you want a copy for your PC, you can purchase it through the STATA Grad Plan for $49.

New SSCC Publications

The following three publications are now available from SSCC's web page:

Limiting Access to a Web Page
Accessing UNIX Files using Windows
Working with Data Sets in ASCII Text Format

Also, note that Using STATA on UNIX has been updated to include version 7 information.

DAT Tapes

We will soon be replacing the PCs in the I/O Room (4411A) and the 2470 Terminal Room with new PCs which will not have DAT drives. (They will have CD ROM rewritable drives.) If you have any data stored on a DAT tape, you should use the PC in 2470 to copy the data to a CD. We will make sure to keep the old PCs around for several months just in case.

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