How to use this tool?

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

Key differences between SAS and Perl

SyntaxSAS has a verbose syntax that is similar to natural language.Perl has a concise syntax that is often described as a 'write-only' language.
ParadigmSAS is primarily a procedural language with some support for object-oriented programming.Perl is a multi-paradigm language that supports procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming.
TypingSAS is a statically typed language.Perl is a dynamically typed language.
PerformanceSAS is optimized for data processing and analysis, and is generally faster than Perl for these tasks.Perl is a general-purpose language that is not optimized for data processing and analysis, and is generally slower than SAS for these tasks.
Libraries and frameworksSAS has a large number of built-in libraries and frameworks for data processing and analysis.Perl has a large number of third-party libraries and frameworks for a wide range of tasks.
Community and supportSAS has a smaller community than Perl, but has strong support from SAS Institute.Perl has a large and active community, with strong support from the Perl Foundation.
Learning curveSAS has a steep learning curve, and requires specialized training and certification.Perl has a relatively flat learning curve, and is easy to learn for programmers with experience in other languages.