How to use this tool?

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

Key differences between SAS and VB.NET

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.VB.NET uses a more concise and structured syntax. It is a general-purpose programming language with a focus on object-oriented programming.
ParadigmSAS is primarily a procedural programming language with support for some object-oriented programming concepts.VB.NET is a fully object-oriented programming language that supports multiple paradigms, including procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming.
TypingSAS is a dynamically typed language, meaning that variable types are determined at runtime.VB.NET is a statically typed language, meaning that variable types are determined at compile-time.
PerformanceSAS is optimized for data manipulation and analysis tasks, and it provides efficient processing of large datasets.VB.NET is a general-purpose programming language and may not be as optimized for data manipulation and analysis tasks as SAS.
Libraries and frameworksSAS has a wide range of built-in libraries and frameworks for data manipulation, statistical analysis, and reporting.VB.NET has a rich ecosystem of libraries and frameworks for various purposes, including web development, desktop applications, and data processing.
Community and supportSAS has a dedicated community and strong support from SAS Institute, with extensive documentation and resources.VB.NET has a large community and is supported by Microsoft, with extensive documentation, forums, and resources.
Learning curveSAS has a steep learning curve, especially for beginners, due to its complex syntax and specialized focus on data analysis.VB.NET has a moderate learning curve, especially for those familiar with other programming languages, as it follows common programming paradigms.