How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from SAS to JavaScript 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 JavaScript code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between SAS and JavaScript

SyntaxSAS uses a data step and a proc step to read, manipulate, and analyze data. The syntax is verbose and requires a lot of typing.JavaScript has a C-style syntax and is more concise than SAS. It uses curly braces and semicolons to separate statements.
ParadigmSAS is primarily a procedural language, but it also supports some object-oriented programming concepts.JavaScript is a multi-paradigm language that supports both procedural and object-oriented programming, as well as functional programming.
TypingSAS is a statically typed language, which means that variable types are determined at compile time.JavaScript is a dynamically typed language, which means that variable types are determined at runtime.
PerformanceSAS is optimized for data processing and analysis, and is generally faster than JavaScript for these tasks.JavaScript is optimized for web development and is generally faster than SAS for tasks such as DOM manipulation and event handling.
Libraries and frameworksSAS has a large number of built-in functions and procedures for data analysis, and also supports external libraries.JavaScript has a vast ecosystem of libraries and frameworks for web development, including React, Angular, and Vue.
Community and supportSAS has a smaller community than JavaScript, but still has a dedicated user base and official support from SAS Institute.JavaScript has a large and active community, with many resources available online and official support from companies such as Google and Microsoft.
Learning curveSAS has a steep learning curve due to its verbose syntax and complex data manipulation procedures.JavaScript has a relatively low learning curve, with a simple syntax and many resources available for beginners.