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World Programming System

World Programming System (WPS)
WPS Workbench running on Windows Vista
WPS Workbench running on Windows Vista
Developer(s) World Programming
Stable release 3.1 / April, 2014
Operating system Windows, Mac OS X, z/OS, Linux on z Systems, Linux, AIX, Solaris
Type Statistics
License Proprietary

The World Programming System, also known as WPS, is a software product developed by a company called World Programming. WPS allows users to create, edit and run programs written in the language of SAS.[1]

The program was the subject of a lawsuit by SAS Institute. The EU Court of Justice ruled in favor of World Programming, stating that the copyright protection does not extend to the software functionality, the programming language used and the format of the data files used by the program. It stated that there is no copyright infringement when a company which does not have access to the source code of a program studies, observes and tests that program to create another program with the same functionality.[2]


WPS can use programs written in the language of SAS without the need for translating them into any other language. In this regard WPS is compatible with the SAS system. WPS is a language interpreter able to process the language of SAS and produce similar results.[3]

WPS is available to run on Mainframe z/OS, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX and Linux on Mainframe System z.[4]

On all supported platforms, programs written in the language of SAS can be executed from a WPS command line interface, often referred to as running in batch mode.[5]

WPS on all other supported platforms (with the exception of the Mainframe z/OS platform) can also be used from a graphical user interface known as the WPS Workbench for managing, editing and running programs written in the language of SAS. The WPS Workbench user interface is based on Eclipse (software).[6]

WPS version 3 (released in February 2012) provides a new client/server architecture that allows the WPS Workbench GUI to execute SAS programs on remote server installations of WPS in a network or cloud. The resulting output, data sets, logs, etc., can then all be viewed and manipulated from inside the Workbench as if the workloads had been executed locally. SAS programs do not require any special language statements to use this feature.[7]

In 2010 World Programming defended its use of the language of SAS in the High Court of England and Wales in SAS Institute Inc. v World Programming Ltd.[8]

Summary of main features

Industry Recognition

Gartner, Inc. recognised World Programming in their Cool Vendors in Data Science, 2014 Report.[24]

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External links

  • World Programming web site
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