We sell a Commercial Parser for the SAS language
A ready to go solution!

Why buy a commercial parser? In some cases there are open-source parsers available, so why consider buying a commercial parser?

Depending on your situation, you may need a parser that has been thoroughly tested, which is documented and having someone to call in case you encounter any problem.
We create and distribute a commercial off-the-shelf SAS parser.
You may want to buy a Commercial Parser to have a parser ready for the integration, without any technical complexity and easy to integrate. A ready to go SAS parser. 

Three reasons to buy:

Parser Bench & Warranty

With “Parser Bench” you can try and discover all the features of the parser and then decide to buy it. Once bought it we offer a 1-year warranty extendable at your own convenience.

Perpetual License

We provide a perpetual, royalty-free license, permitting commercial usage and distribution, once bought you can use for as long as you want.

Easy integration

All technical aspects are covered by us. We provide support, documentation and best practices.

SAS is a language that has been used extensively for decades.
Nowadays billions of lines composing extremely valuable software are defined in SAS.

There are several operations you may want to perform on your SAS code, which our SAS parser might help you with. Let’s discover them:

  • Transpiling that code to another language such as Java or C#. This may be useful to migrate to modern platforms, to benefit from the rich ecosystems of new languages, or to simplify finding developers to maintain your applications, as SAS developers become harder to find.

  • Write an interpreter for that language. This is an alternative to execute your SAS code on another platform. With this approach, we have also obtained the possibility of combining Java and SAS code in a common system.

  • Create a new compiler for the language, again another way to migrate to another platform.

  • Build an editor with error checking and auto-completion. This may be useful to provide better tools for your SAS developers.

  • Analyze the code to ensure best practices are respected. As SAS has been used to create extremely valuable systems, in charge of core activities, it makes sense to verify the code respects all the internal rules defined in your organization.

  • Automatically refactor code. When dealing with a large codebase, there are occasions in which automatic transformations of code is the only way to perform changes at scale, without the risk of incurring in human errors.

How to use a parser to build these applications?

You may want to build these applications processing SAS code specifically for your needs, considering the specificities of your codebase. By acquiring this complete SAS parser you can focus right away on building your specific code-processing logic.

These applications could be built by your team. If you need it we can offer design support, training, and coaching. Or you can work with us or with any third party you choose to work with.

Now, you may build each of these applications in multiple languages. For example, you want to build your transpiler in Python, and maybe your editor in TypeScript.

Here is the reason why we decide to build our industrial-grade parser for SAS.

How I can learn more?
Do you have questions?

You can schedule a meeting, in this case, we suggest you fill out this questionnaire so we can better understand your use case and arrive well prepared.

You can contact us by filling the form or write to us an email.

If you don’t like forms, then just send us an e-mail at info@strumenta.com

What does it matter in a parser?

We have built tens of parsers for our clients, wrote books and created video courses, wrote hundreds of articles and given presentations on multiple continents and we have learned some things which are important in a parser, to support what our clients want to build with them.

Our parsers provide an Abstract Syntax Tree (AST), not a Parse Tree. This may sound like some academic term just thrown out to appear smart. It is not. The difference is that the output of our parsers is more high-level and easier to work with and we think this could be relevant to you as well.

We provide AST libraries to process the output of our parsers. They permit you to work with the tree more easily to accomplish your goals. We know that as we have built interpreters, editors, compilers, transpilers, and other tools using those libraries, so we built them as tools we needed to use in our work.

Error recovery: our parsers can deal with errors in code and recover, to build an AST. This is important for applications that need to process also incorrect code. This is always the case for editors, for example, as the user is constantly writing code and until they are finished the code is typically incorrect.

Parser Bench

Parser Bench is the place where you can evaluate online the parsers that we build. You can choose among a number of open-source examples source files and look at the output of the parser for that file – an AST (Abstract Syntax Tree) representing the logical structure of the input file (and not just the grammatical decomposition of the source into keywords, identifiers, punctuation and other elements).
We distribute all the parsers that we showcase here as libraries that you can use natively in Java, JavaScript, Python, and any other language, thanks to support for interoperable formats such as EMF/ECore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Under which conditions do you offer the parser?

We provide a permanent, very permissive commercial license. You will get the source code, tests, build scripts, documentation. You will get the right to modify the parser, if you want, and redistribute it as part of your applications.
This parser is sold for a one-time investment. Included with it you will also get 6 months of support. During the support period, we will fix any possible bug you will encounter, for free. After the 6 months period, we will be able to provide more support, if you wish. If not you will be able to use the parser forever, without any further expense.

How can I evaluate it?

We created a web application specifically to let you test the parser. You will have the possibility to navigate a list of pre-defined examples and see the corresponding AST produced. The web application will render the AST and let you navigate it, so that you can more easily familiarize yourself with the AST produced.
The application is called ParserBench. You can navigate a set of examples and examine the output the parser produces for those examples.
You can find it at https://parserbench.strumenta.com/

Anything else you could help me with?

Typically our clients buy a parser to use as part of larger systems. Sometimes they have all the internal skills they need to integrate the parser into their systems, in some other cases, they ask us for training courses, support with the architectural design, or the implementation of the entire system. We are specialists in Language Engineering and we can offer all these supporting services, to ensure you reach your goals.

How I can learn more?
Do you have questions?

You can schedule a meeting, in this case, we suggest you fill out this questionnaire so we can better understand your use case and arrive well prepared.

You can contact us by filling the form or write to us an email.

If you don’t like forms, then just send us an e-mail at info@strumenta.com