What is SassyReader?

SassyReader is a Java library for reading data set files of the .sas7bdat format, commonly used in the SAS statistical software system.

SassyReader also includes an adaptor for accessing a folder of SAS data sets as a MetaModel DataContext. This allows querying, joining and exploration through a standardized interface.

SassyReader was founded in 2011 and is part of eobjects.org. eobjects.org is an open source community focused on data access and data management.

The majority of the work in this project is derived from Matt Shotwell's sas7bdat project, an R-based SAS reader.

Why the name 'SassyReader'?

Here are a few definitions of the word 'sassy'... The rest should be self-explanatory:

Possessing the attitude of someone endowed with an ungodly amount of cool.
Fun, daring, sexy, multifaceted, someone you have to have!
Lively and spirited, stylish or chic

... More definitions available in the Urban dictionary :-)

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