How to use this tool?

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

Key differences between SAS and Vala

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.Vala has a C-like syntax with modern features. It is designed for GObject-based libraries and has a focus on memory management.
ParadigmSAS is primarily a procedural language with some support for object-oriented programming.Vala is an object-oriented language that supports interfaces, inheritance, and polymorphism.
TypingSAS is a dynamically typed language.Vala is a statically typed language.
PerformanceSAS is optimized for data processing and analysis, and it performs well in those areas.Vala compiles to C code and can achieve good performance, especially when used with GObject-based libraries.
Libraries and frameworksSAS has a wide range of libraries and frameworks for data analysis, statistics, and machine learning.Vala has access to the extensive libraries and frameworks of the GNOME ecosystem.
Community and supportSAS has a large and established community with extensive documentation and support resources.Vala has a smaller community compared to other languages, but it has active contributors and a helpful community.
Learning curveSAS has a steep learning curve, especially for complex data analysis tasks.Vala has a moderate learning curve, especially for developers familiar with C-like languages.