How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from SAS to COBOL in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your SAS code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting COBOL code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between SAS and COBOL

SyntaxSAS uses a data step and a proc step to process data. It has a verbose syntax with a focus on data manipulation and analysis.COBOL has a more procedural syntax with a focus on business applications. It uses a division-based structure.
ParadigmSAS is primarily a data manipulation and analysis language, with support for statistical analysis and reporting.COBOL is a general-purpose programming language designed for business applications, with a focus on data processing and file handling.
TypingSAS is a dynamically typed language, meaning that variable types are determined at runtime.COBOL is a statically typed language, meaning that variable types are determined at compile-time.
PerformanceSAS is optimized for data manipulation and analysis, with built-in functions and procedures for efficient processing.COBOL is designed for large-scale business applications and can handle large volumes of data efficiently.
Libraries and frameworksSAS has a wide range of built-in libraries and procedures for statistical analysis, data manipulation, and reporting.COBOL has limited libraries and frameworks compared to SAS, as it is primarily used for business applications.
Community and supportSAS has a large and active community with extensive documentation and support resources available.COBOL has a smaller community compared to SAS, but still has dedicated support and resources for developers.
Learning curveSAS has a moderate learning curve, especially for those with a background in data analysis and statistics.COBOL has a steep learning curve, especially for those without prior experience in procedural programming.