Friday, October 21, 2011

Books at SESUG 2011

The SESUG conference gets underway in Alexandria, Virginia, this weekend. If you are attending, look for the book display in the SAS Demo Room starting Monday morning. Also in the SAS Demo Room, take your coding problems to the Code Doctors. Follow the ebb and flow of the SESUG 2011 conference with the #SESUG11 hashtag on Twitter.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SAS 9.3 Statistics

I’m not really the one to tell you about statistical modeling improvements in SAS 9.3. You would rather get that from Ken Kleinman, coauthor of books like Using SAS for Data Management, Statistical Analysis, and Graphics. Two blog posts explore enhanced statistical modeling features in SAS. On some specific points, the changes find SAS catching up with features in R.

Example 9.7: New stuff in SAS 9.3-- Frailty models

Example 9.8: New stuff in SAS 9.3-- Bayesian random effects models in Proc MCMC

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WUSS 2011, San Francisco

People are arriving in San Francisco for this year’s WUSS conference, which runs October 12–14. If you’re at the conference, remember to take your coding problems to the Code Clinic, and of course, take a look at the latest in SAS books at the Exhibit and Demo Areas.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SAS 9.3 ‘Very Compatible’

Paul Homes writing at platformadmin.com says SAS 9.3 is an easy migration, with a high degree of compatibility with SAS 9.2. And for those who never quite made it SAS 9.2, he suggests skipping over that release:

it makes much more sense to me to go straight to 9.3 – the direct migration path is supported and why do two migrations and two rounds of testing when you can do one?